I was fortunate to be part of the project team that designed and built WorkInTexas.com, and when it launched in 2004 I remember talking a lot about the benefits we hoped the system would provide. But I don’t recall ever talking about a specific number of hires (job to job seeker connections) we hoped it would facilitate. A lot was obviously the goal, but back then just getting the site launched was enough of a milestone that any success beyond that was icing. And that makes today that much more exciting.
Over the weekend, WorkInTexas.com reached a very significant milestone – two million jobs filled. 2,000,000! Cut it anyway you want, that’s a lot of jobs. And while it’s a good testament to the site, it’s also a great reflection of the value of the public workforce. I’ll say it again; 2 million. That’s a lot of fulfilled customer need.
There’s no resting on laurels here, we’ll keep working to make it even better. But in this moment it’s important to consider the weight of the accomplishment. There are many employers and job seekers who have found value in the public workforce system and we thank you all for your time and patronage. And, a big thank you also to the many WorkSource staff across the state, without whom none of this would have ever been possible.
Thanks again to everyone who’s touched WorkInTexas.com. We hope you continue to support it and here’s hoping for 2 million more!