Davisson, Lucas: New online tool connects Hoosiers to job and career opportunities

Posted by: Abrahm Hurt  | Monday, March 29, 2021

STATEHOUSE (March 29, 2021) — Hoosiers seeking a better-paying job can use the state's new Hoosier Talent Network website to match to 1 of more than 135,000 job openings, according to State Reps. Steve Davisson (R-Salem) and Jim Lucas (R-Seymour).

Davisson said the Indiana Department of Workforce Development's new online tool located at in.gov/dwd connects individuals searching for work directly to employers in their desired location. Companies that are hiring can also use the website to connect with candidates.

"Hoosiers who want to begin their job search might not know where to start or if any open positions match their skill set," Davisson said. "This online platform identifies a person's skills and then matches them to opportunities in their area."

According to Lucas, the platform is powered by artificial intelligence and can understand a job seeker's skills and capabilities to match them to relevant jobs. To get started, Hoosiers create a profile by answering basic questions about themselves, which takes about 5 minutes. Job recommendations will appear based on qualifications and capabilities. Applications can be submitted through the website or company career sites.

"This free tool is being used by many employers struggling to find qualified candidates for in-demand positions," Lucas said. "With this technology, businesses and job seekers can now connect directly and easily to one another."

Davisson and Lucas encourage local Hoosiers to visit in.gov/dwd to connect to the Hoosier Talent Network, and other education and training resources. 

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State Rep. Steve Davisson (R-Salem) represents House District 73, which includes
Washington County, and portions of Jackson, Lawrence, Orange, Clark and Harrison counties.
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State Rep. Jim Lucas (R-Seymour) represents House District 69, which includes
portions of Bartholomew, Jackson, Jennings and Jefferson counties.
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