Companies join, create software to integrate job services
- By Daniel Keegan
- Apr 03, 2000
Electronic Data Systems Corp. and Applied Theory Corp. announced they have
teamed up to provide state and local governments with software that can
be used to integrate employment services.
The partnership is driven by the Workforce Investment Act of 1998, which
requires states to have all employment agencies joined by a "One-Stop Operating
System" by July 1.
Using this self-service Internet system, a job seeker could access all
services, such as adult and youth programs, welfare-to-work programs, and
programs for dislocated workers, from one system.
"The basic advantage is of course the one-stop capability," said Pat
King, portfolio manager of workforce development at EDS. "If a job seeker
needs several services, they can go to one place."