WorkInTexas.com celebrated its 8th anniversary last month with little fanfare or fireworks, and rightly so. Dedicated in June 2004 as a site to offer employers, individuals and communities the opportunity to achieve and sustain economic prosperity, WorkInTexas.com continues to be one of Texas’ largest job-matching databases. It provides a comprehensive, up-to-date listing of jobs throughout Texas, helping to fill more than 2.4 million jobs since its launch, and also helps job seekers build their résumés and provides information about job fairs and other career events.
WorkInTexas.com recently streamlined its functionality, undergoing a make-over to update the homepage and to give the entire site a fresh, new, more user-friendly look and feel. Since June 2011, job listings have increased by 45,000, total vacancies are up by 81,000, and referrals of job seekers to jobs increased by 375,000.
As others have already done, I too want to acknowledge the efforts of Texas workforce system staff who work with employers and job seekers every day to ensure the success of individual customers, WorkInTexas.com, and the Texas workforce system. Due to these efforts, WorkInTexas.com has and continues to be a valuable ‘port in the storm’ for many. However, please don’t read that to imply we’re satisfied. As our own biggest critic, we know we still have work to do and we will continue doing that. And we’d love to hear from you: What can we do to make WorkInTexas.com better?