House website will feature job postings
SAN JUAN – The House of Representatives will soon publish on its website and social media accounts new job openings that the Labor & Human Resources Department has listed as available on the island.
As part of the agreement between the lower chamber and the agency, the Labor Department said it is committed to keeping the House updated when there are job openings and when posts have been filled.
“This House of vision and progress is committed to Puerto Rico’s economic development, [and] a central piece for that is job creation. We know that many people currently do their job search online on social media. With this agreement, we add platforms on which they can look for that information,” House Speaker Carlos “Johnny” Méndez said in a written statement.
Now, in addition to legislative procedures, sessions and public hearings, citizens will be able to see job listings on the House’s website (tucamarapr.org) as of Feb. 3, Méndez said.
This is part of the Labor Department’s initiatives to announce jobs. Labor Secretary Carlos Saavedra said the agency will also evaluate expanding its database by integrating digital platforms, using social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter to maximize reach and establish a direct relationship with citizens.
“We are aware of the all the tools we have within our reach to help citizens’ job search, and we want to establish a close communication with the private sector, non-profits, federal agencies, among other sectors, to reduce unemployment lines. We must come together to reach that goal,” he indicated.
The agreement was also endorsed by House Labor Affairs Committee Chairman Ángel Peña, who favored the use of technology to push job creation.
According to Google Analytics, the House’s official website had 149,780 visits in January. The average time for each visit was about 4:21 minutes. Fifty-three percent of people who visit the website return several times within the 30-day cycle.