07 Nov Tech Council online feature will help match job seekers to skills needed
Madison, Wis. – The Wisconsin Technology Council has teamed with JobSightUSA, a top-ranked winner in the 2005 Governor’s Business Plan Contest, to match job seekers with positions based on specific “skill sets” rather than job titles.
JobSightUSA helps companies that are considering locating or expanding in Wisconsin to quickly find and hire professionals, while also assisting former Wisconsinite workers who may wish to return to the state. The site enables professional jobseekers to input their skills one-time only into a database and be immediately matched to positions with all participating employers.
“JobSightUSA represents a completely different approach to locating and placing professional talent,” President Lyle Heller said in a press release. “Today’s marketplace needs to match skill levels with job requirements, not just the job title. Participating employers will have current data concerning the professional talent pool and job seekers will have access to jobs that best fit their skills.”
Enrollment fees are based on company size. There is a flat fee for job opportunity postings and no hiring fees. As soon as a company is enrolled, it will begin receiving analysis reports clearly identifying the best candidates for open positions. Human Resource departments can reduce time spent searching through resumes, thus leaving more opportunity for employee training and other tasks.
The initiative will simultaneously assist misplaced workers and jobseekers while also providing objective data to the state to further develop Wisconsin’s professional workforce.
“We believe there are many Wisconsin-born or educated people who would return to the state if they could be matched to the right opportunity,” Tech Council President Tom Still said in a press release. “Our relationship with `JobSightUSA’ will help make them make those connections.”