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NCWorks Online at www.ncworks.gov

RALEIGH, N.C. — The North Carolina Department of Commerce is launching a website it said will help employers and people looking for a job, according to WRAL-TV.

The $1.2 million NCWorks Online at www.ncworks.gov is a no-fee service that allows anyone looking for a job to search through postings from thousands of websites.

The service can also send text and email alerts to people when new jobs matching their skills are posted.

For employers, the site will provide real-time labor market information that the agency said will help them make competitive offers to the most talented people.

The agency said the new website will save North Carolina $2 million a year as it consolidates eight different information systems into one.

Anyone can use the website, but to apply for a job, users must create an account that requires their social security number, age and birthdate.

The information is required by the federal grant program that’s paying for the new site, but that the private information won’t be sent out to any employers, said Commerce Deputy Secretary Josh Ellis.

Source: WRAL-TV