Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas

October 29, 2013

State offering mobile-friendly job hunting

From Staff Reports
Corsicana Daily Sun

AUSTIN - The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) has partnered with to develop a mobile-friendly version of, TWC’s online job-matching resource. Job seekers can now access the most frequently used features of from a mobile phone or tablet and enjoy the same satisfying experience as they would when accessing it from a desktop computer.
This project marks the first time has worked with a government agency to make its website mobile-friendly. Instead of developing a separate mobile application, which would have been expensive and required a longer development process, and TWC chose a responsive design solution. Using responsive design patterns, is functional on all desktop, mobile, and most tablet platforms. When a user visits, the screen resolution is detected automatically and the correct page layout is presented. 
Before the new site was launched, many mobile device users had difficulty navigating and interacting with Now, the application provides a much-needed simple and secure mobile option for job seekers. “Responsive design is a very desirable and reliable technology for creating mobile-friendly websites,” said Erin Hutchins, Director of Portal Operations at “ is at the forefront of mobile technology for government, and we are pleased to partner with TWC to deliver this solution to thousands of Texans.”
In addition to benefitting users, the new site will also be much easier for TWC to maintain. Any changes that the agency makes to the desktop version will automatically appear in the mobile view as well. There is no need for TWC to maintain separate code bases, which enables the agency to reap the benefits from this efficient, cost-effective responsive design solution.