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|Wednesday, July 14, 1999 |
Tommy G. Thompson
News Media Contact
DWD News Office
STATE HONORED FOR EMPLOYER RECORD SYSTEM
Recognition a testament of commitment to employer and job seeker outreach
MADISONThe Department of Workforce Development today will receive an award for the Employer Record System, a database that the states 78 job centers use to assist businesses and job seekers.
The Joint Employment and Training Technology Conference (JETTCON99), a conference sponsored by The Employment and Training Administration and the Council of Excellence in Government, bestowed the award because the Employer Record System has become a valuable and efficient resource for state businesses and job seekers.
The Wisconsin Employer Record System is an internet-based, menu-driven tool that provides instant access of information to over 140,000 employers in the state. The system allows all Job Center staff and partners to share information that was previously located on different databases.
"Technology is the key in assisting employers and job seekers," said DWD Secretary Linda Stewart. "Our one-stop job centers are the delivery vehicle for workforce development services in Wisconsin and the Employer Record System is a valuable tool that helps us serve our customers and enhances employer outreach."
The Employer Record System allows staff to look for a record based on an employers legal or trade name, county or Workforce Development Area, or zip code.
Another benefit to the system is that staff can share select information with job seekers. If a job seeker requests information about a specific company, staff can use the system to find information on hiring requirements, benefits, job opportunities, and shift information. This also benefits companies because job seekers will know if they are interested in that type of job.
Job center partners collect data through employer surveys, telephone interviews and personal visits. Access to the system is limited to Job Center staff and is controlled through a secure login ID system.
Award winners were judged on innovation, portability, efficiency, effectiveness and universality. Department of Labor Secretary, Alexis Herman, and Assistant Secretary Raymond Bramucci will honor award winners at a presentation ceremony in Washington DC.