Indiana workforce officials are hopeful a new online job search platform will provide improved guidance to connect job seekers with work that best suits their skills.
The Department of Workforce Development launched the Hoosier Talent Network from Eightfold AI to connect employers with workers disrupted by the coronavirus outbreak.
The new job-matching and career-planning site is powered by artificial intelligence to help jobseekers quickly find the right opportunities in the right locations, the state said. By better understanding their skills and capabilities, the network can unlock opportunities based on an individual’s unique potential.
“This is a state-supported program committed to bringing our people back to work,” DWD Commissioner Fred Payne said. “We are here to support those in need, and the Hoosier Talent Network is another resource the DWD offers to help Hoosiers improve their lives.”
There are currently more than 135,000 jobs open and waiting to be filled in Indiana, according to DWD data.
Jobseekers can upload their resume or create a profile of work history, skills, and hobbies. The Hoosier Talent Network technology will suggest skills that may be missing from their profile, then will match the jobseeker to available positions that reflect their current skills, as well as positions where new skills could easily be learned.
The job openings posted on the website cover a wide variety of occupations and skill levels.
The Hoosier Talent Network is not just for jobseekers. Companies with open jobs can also use the site to find workers.
“The Hoosier Talent Network will open up new doors for employers and connect them with the jobseekers who are the best matches for their current workforce needs,” said Chad Carter, DWD’s Hoosier Talent Network project leader. “This platform has the capability to be a gamechanger in getting the state’s employers back on track for future success after the employment challenges of 2020.”