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New website aims to improve job searching in the Panhandle

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Amarillo, TX - Picking the right career path can be a complicated and time consuming task. Amarillo College wants to make it a little easier by creating a website specifically tailored to finding a career in the Panhandle.

On Thursday, AC launched a brand new website called StartHereCareers.com to help their students and people in the Panhandle choose the right career. The website is designed to streamline the job search process by answering the most common career questions in one location.  It has data on estimated salaries, annual job openings in our area, what type of degree is needed to land the job, and current job postings. There is information on more than 800 careers right here in the Panhandle.

"All the wages, all the aging of the workforce, all the job openings and all the training that you need are all specific to our area," explained Ellen Green, the Chief of Communications and Marketing at Amarillo College.

Green said the website is a much needed resource. "It's really difficult to find the right information when it comes to salaries and also the aging of the workforce and how many people are going to be moving out of the job so that there will be jobs to move into."

AC student Mario Villarreal said the one-stop-shop website could help relieve some of the pressure of finding a job. "It's kind of hard to go through and do all the research for it. So trying to find individual careers takes a lot of time. If it's not something that just pops up automatically, then we're going to spend maybe two hours just trying to find mediums comparing rates and what degrees we need to do."

StartHereCareers.com is free to anyone who wants to use it and you do not have to be a student at AC to access it.

Madison Alewel - NewsChannel 10