JOE ROBACH AND GOVERNOR ANNOUNCE MORE THAN 44,000 NEW YORKERS HIRED THROUGH JOBS EXPRESS WEBSITE

The Governor announced that “Jobs Express,” a website designed to help New Yorkers who are seeking employment which is supported by Joe Robach - the Senate Laboe Chair, has helped more than 44,000 individuals find work in the ten months since its launch.

Jobs Express currently has 71,000 jobs openings listed, an increase of more than 10,000 since the Governor announced the site’s launch in October 2011.

The site, supported by Joe Robach and the NYS Senate, was launched in October of 2011 and posted 60,000 jobs. Since then, with an average of 106,000 site hits a month, employers added another 10,000 jobs. Additional job postings and site hits have resulted in 44,010 New Yorkers connecting to jobs, with approximately 8,000 employers. The Governor today encouraged employers to use the proven results of Jobs Express to post new jobs and connect to skilled and ready to work New Yorkers.

Jobs Express features videos that offer advice to job seekers and an electronic job-matching tool known as “Skills Matching and Referral Technology” (SMART), which generates job leads. The Labor Department updates job listings daily.

The Jobs Express website takes thousands of jobs posted by employers and sorts them by region to help job seekers evaluate what industries are growing in their area and find out what opportunities are available in specific economic sectors.

To visit Jobs Express, go to http://www.labor.ny.gov/jobs/regional.shtm. For more information about Jobs Express, contact the office of Joe Robach.