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ETA News Release: [03/25/2013]
Contact Name: Jason Kuruvilla or Dave Roberts
Phone Number: (202) 693-6587 or x5945
Release Number: 13-0559-NAT

US Labor Department announces new online resources to help businesses recruit, train and retain a skilled work force

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Labor today announced the launch of the Business Center, a suite of online resources for employers looking to recruit, train and retain a skilled work force through the department's CareerOneStop Web site.

The site includes tips about how to recruit qualified candidates through local American Job Centers and provides employment projections. Additionally, the site offers access to local training and educational institutions, a catalog of occupational certifications and a tool to help employers translate the military training and skills of returning service members into specific civilian occupations. The CareerOneStop Business Center is available online at http://www.careeronestop.org/business.

"These resources will help educate employers about our nation's work force development system and put the resources they need to find and hire qualified workers right at their fingertips," said Jane Oates, assistant secretary of labor for employment and training.

The new Business Center page builds on existing resources available through CareerOneStop, which also has information to help job seekers find education and training providers, conduct a job search and access local labor market information.

Employment and Training Administration staff will have a webinar on March 27 at 2 p.m. EDT to highlight the Business Center's tools. A webinar is a seminar conducted over the Internet. For more information and to participate in the webinar, visit https://www.workforce3one.org/view/5001307743087754858/info