Job Search, Training, and Career Tools for Mobile
Today, according to the Pew Research Center, 56 percent of American adults own a smartphone of some kind, and 10 percent of people only have Internet access through their phone. Add to these stats the fact that 77 percent of job seekers in the US are now using mobile sites to search for jobs, and it’s obvious that mobile has become extremely important for career development.
CareerOneStop, sponsored by the U .S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration (DOL/ETA), has provided an array of tools allowing users to quickly search job listings, find local training and employment resources, and access relevant career information for more than 15 years.
Now, for on-the-go users or those whose primary web access is through their smartphone, CareerOneStop offers five of its key tools in simplified mobile web applications. These include:
- Find an American Job Center, which enables users to quickly locate and contact their closest American Job Center. Users simply enter a city, state, or ZIP code and find contact information, maps, directions, and more for the their closest center. They can also link directly to the center’s website.
- Find a Job, which finds job listings in any local U.S. area. Users enter a keyword and city, state or ZIP code to find job listings.
- Veterans Job Search, which enables veterans to match military job experience to civilian careers, and then see local job listings for those careers. Veterans or transitioning service members enter their military job or code and can find job listings by city, state, or ZIP code.
- The Salary Finder, which provides average hourly wages or annual salaries for more than 800 careers. Users enter an occupation and state or ZIP code.
- The Training Finder, for finding local education and training programs. Users can search by occupation, school, program, or program length. They can view results by city, state, or ZIP code.
WebJunction is pleased to update you on these free resources - part of an ongoing collaboration with DOL/ETA and the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). In the coming months we’ll be featuring other new electronic tools made available via the Department of Labor including many of those listed in this overview resource made available on WebJunction. Registration is now open for our November webinar, featuring lessons learned by those with hands-on experience in the development of innovative partnerships between state and local libraries and their workforce systems.
Also be sure to access the many resources made available in WebJunction’s Workforce Services section.