City Launches New Online Workforce Assistance Platform
Published on April 28, 2021
(Miami, FL - April 28, 2021) - Today, the City of Miami unveiled a first-of-its-kind employment platform that will help local job seekers connect directly with Miami employers. The portal brings together hundreds of employers and a diverse offering of job opportunities for every skill level on a single, easy-to-use platform – all with the aim of helping Miamians find meaningful jobs while helping local businesses hire local talent.
“The City of Miami is excited to introduce this new hiring platform to our community and we are confident that it will lead to great results for our local residents, whether they are seeking a job or hiring new talent,” said William Porro, Director of Human Services for the City of Miami. “Creating this free platform goes beyond the scope of what local governments typically do, and we are proud to go the extra mile for our residents.”
This initiative is made possible by the generous support from The Miami Foundation, powered by a JP Morgan Chase Advancing Cities Grant, and will be administered by the City of Miami’s Human Services department.
“I am proud of our strong collaboration with the City of Miami on the creation of this platform, which will help residents across Miami more easily find jobs, while simultaneously building inclusive prosperity for our small business community,” said Rebecca Fishman Lipsey, President and CEO of The Miami Foundation. “This effort is aligned with The Miami Foundation’s mission of creating a stronger, more equitable, more resilient Greater Miami. And we would like to thank JPMorgan Chase for their continued support enabling more Miamians to share in the benefits of our recovering, growing economy.”
The new online workforce assistance platform serves two primary roles:
- A specialized portal for job seekers that allows them to register, including their interests and job skills, and then search for available positions based on a matching to their skill set. When they find something of interest, they can then apply for that particular job posting. Our Client Support Specialists are able to assist the Job Seeker along the entire process. To learn more, visit https://miamiportals.force.com/jobseeker.
- A specialized portal for employers allows businesses to also register, and then include a Job Order for the candidates they are looking for. The employer can then search our database of clients and welcome them to apply. Our Employer Consultants are able to assist the employer to make sure their job orders are attracting the right candidates, and if not, adjust the Job Order accordingly, and ensure success and retention of the new hires. To learn more, visit https://miamiportals.force.com/employer.
The new platform and support specialists are provided free of charge to both job seekers and employers. To learn more, visit: https://www.miamigov.com/Government/Departments-Organizations/Human-Services/Opportunity-Center.