Florida launches app to connect job seekers-employers

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A look at the search function on the new EmployFlorida.com mobile app. (PRNewsFoto/CareerSource Florida)

A look at the search function on the new EmployFlorida.com mobile app. (PRNewsFoto/CareerSource Florida)

Florida workforce development officials have launched the Employ Florida Mobile app, which gives Florida job seekers instant access to thousands of job openings across the state.

The Employ Florida Mobile app, currently available in English, is now available free on Google Play for Android and in the Apple App Store. The app connects job seekers to employflorida.com, one of the largest state job banks in the nation, with postings from Florida businesses and nearly 20,000 websites, including Monster, Indeed and CareerBuilder.

“The launch of the Employ Florida Mobile app is great news for Florida job seekers. We want Florida to be the state where anyone who wants a job can get a job. This app is just another tool to help Floridians find a lasting career,” said Florida Gov. Rick Scott.

The Employ Florida Mobile app allows access to more than 200,000 job advertisements from more than 130,000 Florida businesses. Customers registered on employflorida.com can apply for positions and save searches. Guest users can view openings on their mobile device and view previous searches to apply later.

“In an increasingly mobile world, Floridians want to know about job opportunities promptly and take action,” said CareerSource Florida President and CEO Chris Hart IV. “Businesses also will benefit from the Employ Florida mobile app, as qualified applicants can respond more quickly to their job postings.”

Florida Department of Economic Opportunity Executive Director Cissy Proctor said, “This user-friendly app will help job seekers across the state, with openings from the Panhandle to the Keys and everywhere in between.”

The app was developed by Geographic Solutions Inc., in collaboration with CareerSource Florida and the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity.

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