New Web Portal Helps Job Seekers

Tuesday - 9/14/2010, 12:02pm EDT

The U.S. Department of Labor's Employment and Training Administration has launched a new Web portal to help people looking for a job match their current skills to new careers, and find out what training is needed to transition from one job to another.

The online tool is called "mySkillsmyFuture" and can be accessed at www.myskillsmyfuture.org. Users will be able to review local job postings, and training and education opportunities. They also will be able to find descriptions, salary information and common job tasks associated with any listed occupation.

The new site's features include detailed information about occupational skills that can be transferred from one job to another; a side-by-side comparison chart of likely skill gaps from one occupation to another; and links to local training programs.

Users can also look for opportunities for short-term training programs provided by local community colleges and other postsecondary schools, details about obtaining credentials such as certifications, licenses and apprenticeships. They can also apply for open job postings available by ZIP code or state.