NRC continues to improve GettingtoWork.net
NRC continued to improve GettingtoWork.Net, a website showing job training and services needed by low-income job seeker and an interactive map showing the locations of services, child care, transit lines, groceries, etc.
Mapping interface improvements with Mappler used the Google Maps API and have a familiar “look and feel” to users. [See GettingToWork.COM for draft site, to be transferred to GettingToWork.NET.] Final improvements are awaiting notice of funding from Jobs Access and Reverse Commute program of the Federal Transit Administration.
The interface incorporates an ability to easily add text and images, allowing providers to update information and an ability to define users with specific types of access.
EXPANSION OF TARGET AUDIENCE: The “target audience” of the original site included case managers, social workers, pastors, community center directors, and others who would be assisting people in “getting to work.” The new Mappler interface is much easier to use and will broaden that target audience to anyone who uses the Internet.