Senator Parker Announces Launch of “Jobs Express” Website to Assist Unemployed New Yorkers Find Work
For Immediate Release: November 3, 2011
(Brooklyn, NY) Senator Kevin Parker (D-21) proudly announces an innovative new website designed to assist New Yorkers in finding employment. Through the leadership of Governor Cuomo, this website takes thousands of jobs listed throughout the New York State Jobs Bank and sorts them by region and industry, to help job seekers identify positions available.
“My constituents are some of the hardest working and most talented people in the State,” said Senator Parker. “In midst of our challenging economic recovery we must ensure that resources are made available to help them find meaningful long-term employment.”
The Jobs Express website features easy-to-use drop-down menus that display useful information for job seekers all on one, concise page. The site also includes 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 from resumes. The Labor Department will update the job listings on a daily basis. In addition the site provides information on interviewing skills and resume preparation.
Currently, the site lists over 42,000 job openings of which 22,000 are in the New York City region. "The Jobs Express website saves job seekers time and aggravation in a process that has traditionally been a long and painful one. I commend Governor Cuomo for creating this necessary and accessible vehicle to put New Yorkers back to work,” Senator Parker concluded.
For more information about this website and other services offered by New York State for job seekers, visit http://www.labor.ny.gov/.
About Senator Kevin Parker
Senator Kevin S. Parker is intimately familiar with the needs of his ethnically diverse community that consists of 311,000 constituents in Flatbush, East Flatbush, Midwood, Ditmas Park, Kensington and Borough Park. He is the Ranking Member of the Senate Energy and Telecommunications Committee, former Majority Whip and First Vice Chair of the Association of Black, Puerto Rican & Asian Legislators.