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1 Navigating the Virginia Workforce Connection Website John Tyler PEER Educators’ Institute April 25, 2013 Jennifer Shell, Business Intelligence Architect

2 What is the Virginia Workforce Connection?  The Virginia Workforce Connection (VWC) is your doorway to employment and labor market information in Virginia. It is a powerful online labor market information tool accessed as a website on the Internet.  It is specifically designed to connect job seekers, students, employers, training providers, veterans, workforce professionals, and others seeking to explore local labor markets in Virginia to helpful and current information. 2

3  From the Virginia Workforce Connection home page, visitors can access information on a variety of topics such as job postings, veteran assistance services, unemployment insurance, education/training providers, and labor market data. 3

4 Getting Started  Registration with the Virginia Workforce Connection website is not required, however, it is necessary to access certain features on the site.  Individuals who wish to apply for jobs or post a resumé online will need to register.  Employers interested in posting job openings or searching for potential candidates online will also need to register. 4

5 Job Seeker  Clicking on Job Seeker from the Virginia Workforce Connection home page will take visitors to this page, My Workspace.  My Workspace offers links to available Services for Individuals (non-Employers) such as Career Services, Job Seeker Services, and Youth Services.  Click on Job Seeker Services to find job listings. 5

6 Job Seeker Services  The Job Seeker Services page offers several links to assist individuals in their job search.  Registered users can build resumés, create cover letters, and schedule a recurring search for job openings with the Virtual Recruiter.  To search job postings, click on Find Job Openings.  Users do not have to be registered to use this feature. 6

7 Find Job Openings  Clicking on the Find Job Openings link will take users to the Job Search page.  Various tabs offer users options for conducting a job search, e.g., Quick Job Search, Advanced Job Search, and Job Search by Employer.  After choosing a tab, users may select additional criteria such as area type and keywords to further narrow their job search. 7

8 Quick Job Search  After clicking the Search button, a list of job openings that match the user’s selections will be displayed.  The Virginia Workforce Connection website pulls job postings from most national job sites as well as corporate websites.  Clicking on the job title will display details about the position and allow registered users to access instructions on how to apply for the job. 8

9  Clicking on Labor Market Information from the Virginia Workforce Connection home page will take visitors to this page, VirginiaLMI.  Virginia LMI provides links to a variety of resources for current and historical labor market, economic, and demographic data. 9

10 Occupation Profile  To access information about a particular occupation, go to Occupation Profile on the left side of the page and click on Occupation Details.  This occupational data comes from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) program sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration. 10

11 Occupation Details  Clicking on the Occupation Details link will take users to this page.  Various tabs offer users options for conducting an occupation search, e.g., Occupations by Keyword and Occupations by Group.  Users interested in seeing an alphabetical list of all occupations available should select the third tab, Occupation Listing. 11

12 Occupations by Keyword  After clicking the Search button, a list of occupations that match or are similar to the user’s selections will be displayed.  Clicking on an Occupation will display information such as current job openings, related jobs, education requirements, salary ranges, and projections of job growth.  Occupational Profiles give users the opportunity to learn about the career paths available for a specific occupation. 12

13 Labor Market Data  The Industry Data link on the VirginiaLMI page offers a variety of employment and wage statistics by industry sector.  The link is located under the Labor Market Data section. 13

14 Industry Data  Clicking on the Industry Data link will bring the user to this page.  Select Industry Employment and Projections (Long Term) to view projected employment information such as growth rate by industry. 14

15 Industry Employment and Projections (Long Term) - Search  Select State: District of Columbia, Maryland, or Virginia  Select Area: Metropolitan Statistical Area, State, or Workforce Region  Select Time: 2010 – 2020 Projections  Select Industry(s)  Once all selections have been made, click Search. 15

16 Industry Employment and Projections (Long Term) - Results  The following selections were made: State: Virginia Area: Crater Area Workforce Region Time: 2010 – 2020 Projections Industry: Educational Services  Users have the option to print out the results or export the data in either Excel or Text formats. 16

17 Labor Market Publications  The Virginia Employment Commission produces many publications about labor market information including Community Profiles, Virginia Economic Indicators, The Forum newsletter, and the Career Guide 4 Virginia (CG4VA).  These publications are available in PDF format for download and printing.  The Community Profiles are some of our most popular publications. 17

18 Community Profiles  Clicking on one of the Community Profiles links from the VirginiaLMI page will bring the user to this page.  Community Profiles offer a wide variety of demographic, economic, and educational data for different types of locations in Virginia.  Users may select a statewide report or choose from counties/cities, PDCs, WIAs, Congressional Districts, MSAs, or Community College Regions. 18

19 Community Profile - Chesterfield 19

20 Visit the LMI Store  Educators, training providers, job seekers, and students should explore our LMI Store.  The LMI Store offers visitors the opportunity to order free publications such as career guides, brochures, posters, and bookmarks.  To access the store, click on Visit the LMI Store from the VirginiaLMI page. 20

21 Visiting the LMI Store  Select the quantity of a particular item(s)  Fill out the Your Information portion at the bottom of the order form.  Click the Submit Order button.  The items ordered will be shipped to the address provided on the order form. 21

22 Virginia Workforce Connection  The Virginia Workforce Connection website is your source for all things employment-related. With just a few clicks, you can find the information needed to succeed in an ever- changing job market. Just go to  Notifications and updates for are available through Twitter at #VirginiaLMI or by joining our mailing list at releas ing-list 22

23 For additional Labor Market Information:


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