Kentucky Career Center Launches an Enhanced Mobile-Friendly Portal for Local Employment Needs

FRANKFORT, Ky.--()--The Kentucky Career Center portal has been enhanced with technology that gives job seekers and employers quick access to local employment opportunities and workforce and training information from any Internet device including mobile phones.

“The primary goals of this upgrade to our portal were to provide easy access to relevant and up-to-date employment opportunities to Kentuckians and to connect employers with the best employees for their companies,” said Beth Kuhn, commissioner of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.

“More and more people are using their mobile devices to connect to the Internet wherever they are so it’s important for our customers to be able to use our website from anywhere. We are using responsive design and geocoding to maximize our customers’ experience and increase usage of Kentucky Career Center resources. Now job seekers and employers can get local employment information and services on their cellphones and they are no longer tied to a desktop computer,” Kuhn said.

Geocoding and responsive design will use the person’s current location to find the Kentucky Career Center programs and physical resources that are the closest to them.

In addition to individuals, the site also provides employers access to labor market information and employment recruitment resources.

The portal was built at no cost for the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet through a public-private partnership with Frankfort-based Kentucky Interactive, LLC.

About the Kentucky Career Center

The Kentucky Career Center links employment, workforce information, education and training. Its goal is to match qualified workers with employers’ needs. For more information about the many services available at no cost, go to www.kentuckycareercenter.com.

About Kentucky.gov

Kentucky.gov is the official government Web portal of the Commonwealth of Kentucky (www.kentucky.gov). Kentucky.gov is a collaborative effort between the Commonwealth of Kentucky and Kentucky Interactive, LLC. Frankfort-based Kentucky Interactive provides a secure, mobile-friendly platform that allows government agencies of any size to conduct business online and improve public access to information. Kentucky Interactive is part of firm NIC’s (NASDAQ: EGOV) family of companies.

About NIC

Founded in 1992, NIC (NASDAQ: EGOV) is the nation's leading provider of innovative digital government solutions and secure payment processing, which help make government more accessible to everyone through technology. The family of NIC companies provides digital government solutions for more than 4,500 federal, state, and local agencies in the United States. Forbes has named NIC as one of the “100 Best Small Companies in America” six times and the company has been included four times on the Barron’s 400 Index. Additional information is available at http://www.egov.com.

Contacts

Kentucky Career Center
Holly Neal, 502-782-3172
Communications Director
or
Kentucky.gov
Sherri Eden, 502-875-3733
Marketing Manager
sherri.eden@kentucky.gov

Release Summary

The Kentucky Career Center portal has been enhanced with geocoding and responsive design to give job seekers and employers quick access to local employment opportunities from any device.

Contacts

Kentucky Career Center
Holly Neal, 502-782-3172
Communications Director
or
Kentucky.gov
Sherri Eden, 502-875-3733
Marketing Manager
sherri.eden@kentucky.gov