Job Centers to connect workers to the Web
InfoWorld Magazine praises Wisconsin's JobNet
Wisconsin's Job Centers are adding another consumer service.
Customers will be able to access the Internet and its World Wide Web via
free-standing personal computers at the Job Centers beginning early next year.
They will access America's Job Bank, a nationwide database of jobs; America's
Talent Bank, an on-line résumé system; state and federal labor market information;
disabilities issues; and other employment issues. Many newspapers are posting their
help wanted advertisements on the Web.
The new service will provide Internet access for those who do not have a computer
in their homes or who have not established an Internet account. The Internet
connection is being made thanks to a $400,000 competitive federal grant won by
the Wis. Department of Workforce Development's Division of Workforce
InfoWorld praises JobNet
The new Internet service will augment JobNet, the computerized job-matching
system. JobNet recently won high praise from InfoWorld magazine, a leading
authority on computers. JobNet was ranked No. 32 on the magazine's annual list of
the 100 best client/server computing solutions.
"The organizations on our list are committed to client/server and its capability to
make their business processes more efficient and communication with their
employees and customers more far-reaching," said the magazine in its September
JobNet was developed by the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development
and is available in the state's 62 Job Centers and via the Internet's World Wide
Web at: http://www.dwd.state.wi.us/jobnet