The NY Labor Department as Your Personal Job Search Agent

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    NEW YORK - APRIL 12: Hundreds of people looking for employment wait in line to at an AARP job fair with an emphasis on individuals 50 years old and over on April 12, 2010 in New York, New York.

    The economy is improving, and so is the job market. And to help job-hunting New Yorkers, the state Department of Labor launched a New York State Job Bank website.

    The site, www.LaborNY.jobs (yes, that's the real address), currently features over 84,200 openings -- and is adding quickly. The site offers free services for both employers and potential employees.

    Seekers looking for a job in New York register with the site, post their resumes, and are alerted with the latest job postings.

    Businesses will then have the opportunity to view the resumes posted on the site to find qualified candidates.

    Labor Commissioner Colleen Gardner aims to “expand and improve this site because the unemployed deserve nothing less.”

    She says the site “adds more jobs, makes it easier for job seekers to find those jobs, and helps businesses to post jobs and find talent...in this tough job market we need to find every way possible to improve the tools we already have."

    Job seekers have already given the new site high praise. One Department of Labor Facebook fan says, "Thanks, just applied for a new posting I hadn't seen on other boards."