Maryland Workforce Exchange Relaunched Today as Virtual One Stop Employment Center


BALTIMORE, MD (April 18, 2011) – The Maryland Department of Labor’s (DLLR) Division of Workforce Development and Adult Learning relaunched the Maryland Workforce Exchange (MWE) today as a more dynamic virtual One Stop Employment Center. The expanded portal provides Maryland jobseekers with more resources and better access to job openings.

“The new Maryland Workforce Exchange provides Maryland jobseekers with greater opportunities through better access to information about jobs, skills and training,” said Maryland Labor Secretary Alexander M. Sanchez. “To remain competitive in the New Economy, Maryland must maintain and expand our talented workforce pipeline and help connect workers with jobs and employers with workers. The improved Exchange does exactly that.”

The newly-revamped MWE portal connects agencies, programs and services electronically to assist and connect employers and jobseekers. The system provides integrated services via the Internet for individuals, employers, training providers, workforce staff and one-stop partners and dramatically improves customer satisfaction, staff efficiency and overall performance. The enhanced MWE offers easy access to key reporting features to provide management with valuable information for improved service delivery, enhanced performance and accountability. The new MWE also provides easy access to current labor market information allowing customers to compare information such as typical wage rates, the total number of similar jobs available locally and the competition for the job. The enhanced MWE provides employers with better solutions for online recruiting through use of advanced resume search tools, automated correspondence and applicant tracking.

Last fall, the portal underwent system upgrades to allow for the use of web “spidering technology” which aggregates every job search website, every employer website and every job posting in Maryland to create a real-time, web-based, one-stop shop for Maryland jobseekers. Because of this technology, monthly job postings have increased nearly tenfold to 80,000 per month.