San Diego Business Journal

Job Search Website Makes Debut

Friday, May 27, 2011

Job seekers and employers seeking the same have a new website to access called metrocareercenters.org.

The site was erected by Jobworks Inc., a nonprofit entity that operates two of the six career centers in the county in City Heights and downtown San Diego.

The website provides information about the services at two career centers, and connections to other job search websites including the one operated by the state’s Employment Development Department.

The new site was created on behalf of the San Diego Workforce Partnership Inc., the regional job training agency, to reduce confusion on what services were offered at the centers, and the agency itself. The agency determined that each contracting entity create its own website, said Steve Corona, president of Jobworks.

The partnership contracts with two other organizations to manage the four other career centers in the county. On the new site, viewers can hit a link that will bring them to a map of the career center nearest them and driving directions.

Corona said the new site cost $40,000 to create.

The San Diego Workforce Partnership also created a new website that was recently launched at www.sandiegoatwork.com. The decision to erect a new website was made after the software supporting the old website was never updated, according to the agency.

— Mike Allen