Tuesday, August 25, 2009

JobCentral : Online Job Listings for New Jersey

If you are looking for a job in New Jersey, you should try JobCentral at www.jobcentral.com Job Central is also called National Labor Exchange and is produced by the DirectEmployers Association. It is linked with other online job sites such as www.simplyhired.com and www.indeed.com The DirectEmployers Assciation started out as a recruiting tool for companies that wanted to diversify their workforces. It is now affiliated with the National Association of State Workforce Agencies which includes the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development. Job Central appears on the NJ Department of Labor's "Job Seekers" webpage as "Find employment through similar employers" and as "National Rapid Reemployment Initiative". Yes, this is a bit confusing. It is easier to go to www.jobcentral.com and click on "searh jobs by state" and select New Jersey.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Using US Census Data In Your Job Search

US Census publishes a set of statistics called "Local Employment Dynamics" which describe job creation, employment rates, "separations", new hires, wages of newly hired employees and differences in the above criteria between men and women at the county and state level. With data on all major industry sectors (down to the 4 digit SIC code level) this data can help you in your job search by showing the occupational turnover that occurs in all industries (some more than others).

These statistical databases will be demonstrated at the Monmouth County Library Career Information Center at 10am on Friday, August 21st. The Library is located at 1001 Rt 35 in Shrewsbury, NJ. The Local Area Employment Dynamics link is off the census homepage at www.census.gov The clicl on QWI (Quarterly Workforce Indicators) or Industry Focus.