In follow-up to last week’s post, first let me thank everyone who attended the TWC Annual Conference and, particularly those who came by the WorkInTexas.com booth. We’re fortunate to have a lot of friends and it’s always good to see them, but it’s also nice to meet new folks and get everyone’s perspective on how the system is working for them. We’ve come a long way but still have a long way to go.
And speaking of where WorkInTexas.com started, here are the questions again along with the answers.
- What was the actual go-live (roll-out, soft launch, etc) date for WorkInTexas.com? Officially the site didn’t launch until June 15, but the actual go-live date was May 24, 2004.
- When did the WorkInTexas.com “make-over” roll out? Technically it was January 19, 2012, but month and year is close enough.
- What are the four primary job matching criteria (elements)? Occupation; Experience; Education; and Location. A number of other things factor in too, but those are the four cornerstones.
- When did JobCentral replace America’s Job Bank as the National Labor Exchange? July 1, 2007. And again, month and year is close enough.
- What is the name of the (dot) jobs microsite for WorkInTexas.com? WorkInTexas.jobs. This still throws some for a loop, and if you’re one of those, read this.
- WorkInTexas.com is Texas’ state labor exchange system as required by what? The Wagner-Peyser Act of 1933.
- How many total Occupation/Experience/Education combinations can an employer have for one job posting? 50: Employers can have up to 10 different occupations, each with 5 different combinations of experience and education.
- How many different types of Browse Jobs options are there for job seekers? Seven: Text, Occ & Loc, State jobs, Occ, Loc, Job Type, and Hot Careers.
- How many Saved Searches can a job seeker have? Three.
- How many direct hires/placements have been made via WorkInTexas.com since go-live? We accepted anything around 1.95 million, but technically as of today it’s 1,961,136. That’s a lot of hires!
Thanks for playing along.