New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions Receives 2020 FutureEdge 50 Award from IDG
For Immediate Release
December 18, 2019
Contact: Stacy Johnston
Acting Public Information Officer
New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions Receives
2020 FutureEdge 50 Award from IDG
(Albuquerque, NM) – The New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions (NMDWS) has been named an honoree of a 2020 FutureEdge 50 Award from IDG’s CIO. This prestigious honor is bestowed upon organizations pushing the edge with new technologies to advance their business for the future. NMDWS will accept this award at the AGENDA20 Conference taking place in March 2020.
The Department was selected for the 2020 FutureEdge 50 award for the technological advancements achieved with the newly launched “My Workforce Connection,” an innovative, personalized citizen self-service landing page which provided individuals with a new single sign on account to access online services for job exploration and/or to apply or certify for Unemployment Insurance Benefits. The department has been working towards simplifying the log in process to alleviate individuals from having to remember multiple usernames and passwords to access both the New Mexico Workforce Connection Online System and the New Mexico Unemployment Insurance Tax & Claims system.
“We want to be able to maximize our online services to job seekers and claimants to give them quick, at their fingertips resources,” Secretary Bill McCamley said. “We are dedicated to being the gateway to employment for New Mexicans whether they are just starting out, looking for their next job, or changing careers.”
“The organizations in the FutureEdge 50 are doing exciting things that would have been unimaginable just a few years ago. For example, there’s a project using blockchain and quantum computing to establish trust; an indoor navigation system; and many uses of AI/ML for insights and efficiency,” said Anne McCrory, group vice president, customer experience and operations, events, and the FutureEdge and AGENDA20 conference chair. “We are honored to showcase these innovations and many others as we enter into a new era of sophistication with cloud, devices and environments powering the technology-driven business.”
About the FutureEdge 50 Awards
The FutureEdge 50 awards recognize organizations pushing the edge with new technologies to advance their business for the future. The successor to the Digital Edge 50 awards, the FutureEdge 50 will recognize not only established initiatives driving business success but also early-stage projects pursued for their watershed potential. These initiatives may be in R&D, proof of concept or pilot phases. With this, the FutureEdge 50 awards aim to bring the most cutting-edge trials and applications of emerging technologies – and the innovative cultures enabling them — to our audience at the AGENDA conference.
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The New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions (NMDWS) is the state agency that oversees the New Mexico public workforce system. The department is committed to supporting the business community and assisting New Mexicans seeking employment opportunities by bridging the link between employer needs and the skilled workforce. The department administers programs to include: business services; workforce training; Unemployment Insurance; labor law enforcement; veterans’ services; and labor market information.