WorkInTexas.com Hits A Decade

It’s hard to believe it’s been 10 years since TWC held a press conference in the North Austin Workforce Solutions Office to announce the launch of WorkInTexas.com.

We’ve come a long way since then, listing 5 million jobs, connecting 55 million employers & job seekers, and directly filling 2.1 million of those jobs. We’ve also weathered natural disasters, a national recession, and had to roll with huge changes in how employers hire and people find jobs. Suffice to say it’s been a busy 10 years.

Over these years we’ve been lucky to be part of the employment solution for many, and we have many to thank. None more important than employers and job seekers who put their trust in the public workforce system, and none more critical than local workforce solutions staff who deliver those solutions. Thank you, for your business, your patience, your dedication and your support. We couldn’t do it without you!

So with an eye to the future and knowing that technology advancements, recruiting practices, and user expectations and behaviors have all changed, today we find ourselves at another cross-road. To remain relevant we must rethink our expectations of what WorkInTexas.com is, and what it needs to be, and for that we need your help. Please take a minute to comment on this post and tell us what you’d like to see from the system in the years to come. Your input is greatly appreciated.

5 thoughts on “WorkInTexas.com Hits A Decade

  1. Anonymous June 17, 2014 / 7:31 pm

    As part of the front line staff for Workforce Solutions I hear lots of complaints about Workintexas.com and how it is not user friendly for new users, yet few are willing to spend a little time in a training class to learn how to use the system. We offer a bi-weekly classes on how to use the system to maximize job matches and the last thing I ask the class is “Did you learn something today that will help you.” Every single person who attends, whether they are brand new to WIT or have used the system for a long time, has always been thankful for what they learned. That said, WIT needs to evolve faster. There are issues with the system that were there in 2004 and are there in 2014 that are costing us time and money. These need to be addressed and fixed.

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  2. Scott Eychner June 18, 2014 / 12:21 am

    Thanks for the comment. Good to hear about the classes and their benefits. We do need to adapt quicker, whether that’s fixing something broken or adding a new feature as the recruiting marketplace evolves: We are absolutely aspiring to that.

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  3. Crystal Ojeda June 18, 2014 / 3:38 pm

    I would like Work In Texas to have the functionality to upload a resume.

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  4. ANONYMOUS July 22, 2014 / 9:32 pm

    TWC is no where willing to help thouse who are seeking for unemployment, I am a VETERAN who was honerably discharged from the US Army of 2014. I recently filed for unemployment only to be given a hard time on trying to recieve this benefit that I had not yet seen. Because of this I am not late behind payments on bills. To think I would be aleast helped for serving this country. I am not. Like any other organization who is greedy with giving out to those who are in need.

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  5. Scott Eychner July 22, 2014 / 9:45 pm

    Thanks for the comment. Unemployment Insurance is the other side of the Workforce Commission-house but I’d like to connect you with someone there who might be able to help. If you’re open to it, please send an email with your contact information to “workintexas.supportunit@twc.state.tx.us” and reference this blog comment. Thanks.

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