City unveils new tool for job seekers and employers

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) – City officials announced a new computer-based tool designed to match up Oahu employers with qualified job-seekers. The Transferable Occupation Relationship Quotient system, or TORQ, is available at Oahu Worklinks one-stop centers.

The system matches up employers with job seekers based upon abilities, skills and knowledge rather than just job history. The hope is that the system will help both companies and potential employees find the right fit in evolving industries, such as green technology.

$75,000 in funding for TORQ was provided through the federal Reed Act.

You'll need to schedule an appointment an Oahu Worklinks location to use the system. TORQ is available at the Kalihi, Punchbowl Street, Waianae, Waipahu, Kapolei, Hauula and Kaneohe locations.

Individuals who want to make an appointment to use TORQ should call: 768-5700. Businesses that want to make an appointment should call: 220-5619.

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