Posted on June 15, 2022 in Latest news from the department, Press room

HONOLULU – The Hawaii Department of Labor and Industrial Relations (DLIR) today announced the launch of the Hawaiʻi Career Acceleration Navigator (HI CAN), a digital hub connecting Unemployment Insurance (UI) claimants and claimants jobs to high-impact career paths. The HI CAN platform will assist residents looking for new employment and those looking to make a career transition, with a focus on supporting those receiving Unemployment Insurance benefits for the next stages of their professional career. This week, DLIR will launch a new feature that allows Unemployment Insurance claimants to digitally complete and track their job search needs through HI CAN. HI CAN will also help those eligible for additional social services to connect effectively to the programs they need for a successful career transition.

“We are pioneering a first-of-its-kind data platform to connect job seekers to careers in our post-pandemic economy,” Governor David Ige said. “Hawaiʻi is cutting edge, using widely available government data for a user-friendly program that creates highly personalized job recommendations.”

The HI CAN platform for job seekers is the product of a partnership with the national technology for social impact nonprofit Research Improving People’s Lives (RIPL), the National Governor’s Association-Workforce Innovation Network and the ‘State. With grant funding from the NGA and the Cognizant US Foundation, HI-CAN assembled a forward-thinking team to create an accessible, data-driven, full-service government platform for job seekers and eligible individuals. to the provision of support services.

“We are unleashing state data and technology to match and develop worker skills to meet industry needs. At the same time, eligible users can get help without sifting through dozens of government links that can lead to confusion and frustration. COVID has been difficult, so we are centralizing services and putting people’s data to work to facilitate recovery,” said Anne Perreira-Eustaquio, Director of DLIR.

“At RIPL, we are excited to support Hawaii’s efforts to integrate cutting-edge information technology to support workforce development. To play a part in realizing the vision Governor Ige has developed with NGA is a tremendous honor for us,” said Scott Jensen, RIPL CEO and Vice President of External Affairs.

Powered by the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud and in partnership with Geographic Solutions, HI CAN uses a combination of machine learning (ML), artificial intelligence (AI), state administrative data and cloud computing to generate personalized recommendations and job matches. By combining technology with a human-centered approach, HI CAN will help the state’s workforce prepare for future jobs by connecting people to career paths that will lead to economic success and putting the support they need at their fingertips throughout their journey.

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