Today, Gov. Dave Heineman announced a new mobile app for smartphones and tablets to aid in searching for available Nebraska jobs. The free app is an extension of NEworks.nebraska.gov, the Nebraska Department of Labor's job site that matches employers with qualified candidates.
"Agencies are always implementing new ways to use technology in serving Nebraskans," said Gov. Heineman. "Both employers and job seekers will benefit from this new app."
There are currently approximately 35,000 Nebraska jobs posted on NEworks and nearly 25,000 resumes of qualified job seekers. The mobile app gives users the option to search jobs by company, job title and location. The app is available for download in the App Store and Google Play by searching "NEworks" on Android devices or "Nebraska Jobs" on Apple devices. Once in the app, the "Jobs Nearby' feature quickly identifies jobs in the user's immediate area. Users can easily share job listings via email, Facebook and Twitter, as well as save their favorite jobs and searches.
"The job search process can be daunting, so we are excited to offer this app as a way to make the job search features of NEworks even more accessible," said Commissioner of Labor and Director of Economic Development Catherine Lang.
In addition to the mobile app, Nebraska's Chambers of Commerce and economic development organizations across the state have begun placing "Local Jobs' buttons on their websites that link to NEworks. The employment opportunities searchable via the "Local Jobs' buttons showcase job openings in the surrounding areas.
"The local jobs initiative leverages each organization's technological resources to directly promote employment opportunities in local communities and regions," Commissioner Lang said. "Employers will benefit from the increased exposure to their current openings."