In this series on Labor Market Exploration, we will feature different information and tools that will enhance your job search.
If you already have some skill sets and experience, and you are either looking to become re-employed or planning a career change, TORQ is a great tool to help you get started. It gives you a snapshot of what is taking place in your job market and relates it to your skills and experience.
TORQ is available at your local One-Stop Career Center, where our staff is on hand to help set up your account and guide you through the system.
TORQ is unique in its ability to translate and quantify your skills and abilities. It assesses the jobs that you have performed in the past and assigns a score that indicates what you need to transfer your current skills from one job to another. This helps you think outside of your ‘Occupational Box’.
With TORQ, you can create a profile that could match different occupations to your skills. Custom filtering allows you to create a quick-reference list of occupations that are available instantly. TORQ may introduce you to jobs that you never considered, yet which require the transferable skills that qualify you for that job.
You will also have the ability to review actual job postings and apply directly or share it with someone you know who may be interested. TORQ allows you to understand your transition options and make smart decisions about your future.
Visit a Massachusetts One-Stop Career Center near you to learn more or to access TORQ.
For an overview of the Labor Market Exploration, please review our LMI Blog series #1.
Fewer Massachusetts Companies Laying off Workers Signals an Improving Economy in Massachusetts posted on Jul 16
The Rapid Response team at the Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development provides valuable services for businesses that are downsizing and closing. The goal is to avert layoffs and minimize the impact by matching appropriate services to the businesses and affected workers. We are …Continue Reading Fewer Massachusetts Companies Laying off Workers Signals an Improving Economy in Massachusetts
DLS and OSHA Remind Employers to Prevent Heat Illness among Workers posted on Jul 7
Heat illnesses and deaths are preventable. Employers are responsible for providing workplaces that are safe from excessive heat.
Massachusetts veterans are getting hired! posted on Jul 2
Massachusetts has seen a dramatic drop in the veterans’ unemployment rate down to 2.7%* in the first quarter of 2014. The national unemployment rate for all veterans has dropped from a high of 9.8% in 2011 to 5%. **