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New website makes job searching easier

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The economy may be improving, but it can still be difficult for people in Wisconsin to find a job.

Gov. Scott Walker and the Department of Workforce Development formed a new website called Skill Explorer to help in those searches.

"Over the last several months the department has been working on this tool to be able to provide the job seekers,” said DWD Secretary Reggie Newson.

The website is a free tool that allows people to search for jobs in a new way. It focuses on their skills and training. Job hunters can type in their previous experience and current openings that match will appear with information about the job.

The secretary of the department says he already sees people using the site that was launched on Monday.

"We're going to continue to upgrade the tool moving forward to make it more user friendly and make it robust," Newson said.

Administrators at the Job Center in Wausau are already seeing people use the site.

"The program was introduced to me today for job skill seekers," said Ge Mou of Wausau.

Mou is looking for an accounting job. He says the new program is easy to use and it has provided some job openings in the area.

"It's been very helpful,” said Mou. “I just need to get a job so that will prove it but it's getting there."

He hasn't heard back from any employers yet. But he will keep using Skill Explorer in his search for a new job.

For more information about Skill Explorer, visit this link: http://skillexplorer.wisconsin.gov/Search.aspx

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