LABOR AND WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT & BUCCO PARTNER ON JOBS4JERSEY OUTREACH

Assemblyman Anthony M. Bucco / 973-927-2526

Aug. 15, 2012

Department of Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Hal Wirths joined Assemblyman Anthony M. Bucco today at Bucco’s district office in Randolph to introduce a job search kiosk that is linked into the state’s Jobs4Jersey.com outreach program.

The online program is a one-stop career center that provides valuable tools, tips and information for job seekers to help them obtain employment by matching their skills with positions best suited for them. Jobs4Jersey.com utilizes the OnRamp job search tool which provides a job-seeker with several options to:

•Upload an existing resume into OnRamp: with the added ability to have the system analyze, enhance and refine your resume;
•Build a resume: OnRamp asks the job-seeker a series of simple questions through which the system creates a resume complete with job function descriptions and personal skills;
•Real-time job matching: once a job-seeker’s resume is complete in OnRamp, job postings matching the job-seeker’s skills and qualifications are automatically sent to an applicant via email;
•Real-time job search: users can actively search all job postings with various search options.

Jobs4Jersey.com also offers advice to employers looking to recruit workers, and the OnRamp tool was just expanded to give employers the same state-of-the-art technology to find workers with the exact skills needed by businesses to be competitive.

“We commend Assemblyman Bucco for offering the public yet another port of access to this important program. Every job-seeker should have a resume or multiple resumes in Jobs4Jersey.com, and every business looking for talent should be using this service. It is unique, it is technologically advanced and most of all it is free,” said Commissioner Wirths.

“Sometimes it is taken for granted that everyone has internet access at home or lives close enough to a library to conduct a job search,” said Bucco, R-Morris and Somerset. “Commissioner Wirths and his staff have been extremely supportive and helpful in implementing the Jobs4Jersey.com program in our district office.

“Providing constituents with another resource to access information about training programs and job openings is an important part of an elected official’s responsibility,” explained Bucco. “Hopefully, my colleagues in the Legislature will consider a similar partnership with Commissioner Wirths and his department in providing another venue that helps people find work in this difficult economy.”

The Jobs4Jersey.com kiosk is accessible during the district office’s operating hours, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. All job seekers can access the search site at: www.Jobs4Jersey.com

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