Date:May 4, 2007
Contact:Ed Pratt @ (225) 342-3035

Labor Department announces Web site redesign
Site features enhancements, greater usability

BATON ROUGE — The Louisiana Department of Labor’s Web site – – will be easier than ever to use beginning Monday, May 7 thanks to a recent redesign.

“By continuing to update and improve the Web site, we make it easier and more convenient for our users to find the information they need,” said Louisiana Department of Labor Webmaster Larry Aiken.

Among the changes to the site is a significant improvement in the listing of job fairs and events, which are now available in either a summary or calendar mode. The new design makes it much easier to find job fair listings throughout the state, which is a benefit to employers with positions to fill and jobseekers looking for opportunities.

With just one click from the homepage, workers and employers can access targeted information on the site. Finding regional Labor Department services is simplified with drop-down menus and information at the city level. A search tool at the top of each page makes the site even more user-friendly.

“The Labor Department Web site provides a wealth of information for employers and jobseekers alike,” said Secretary of Labor John Warner Smith. “With this redesign, we have made accessing that information as simple as possible.”

Young people can still readily find career information in the Louisiana Youth Works section of the site, which offers advice on finding the best career path and job hunting tips.

The Louisiana Virtual One-Stop continues to provide up-to-the-minute information on job vacancies and details on labor market trends, training opportunities and recruitment services.

Also prominent in the redesign is a link to a Web site user survey, which gives users the opportunity to comment on their experience with the new functions of the site.

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