Connecticut DOL Going Mobile-Friendly
On Sept. 29, State Labor Commissioner Scott D. Jackson announced that the U.S. Department of Labor has awarded the Connecticut Department of Labor $924,509 to improve technology for existing workforce services and programs, including development of a mobile-friendly platform for accessing the agency’s website.
The National Dislocated Worker Grant will help unemployed residents, jobseekers, and employers better connect to workforce services through upgrades to a variety of systems.
With the grant dollars, the Labor Department will be able to offer jobseekers and employers technology options that better fit current needs, says Gov. Malloy.
“By offering more choices for accessing workforce services, we can better help employers find the skilled workers they need and get jobseekers back to work more quickly.”
The Reemployment & Systems Integration National Dislocated Worker Grant is based on advancing more integrated and comprehensive dislocated worker services that are being implemented under the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act.
As a result, the funds will also be used to streamline website content and functions, redesign portions of the website to support a mobile-friendly platform, and purchase tablets that allow DOL staff to provide onsite technology to jobseekers needing workforce services.
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