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CONTACT: STEVE PARROTT
5 Old Capitol
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 335-0557; fax (319) 335-0558
e-mail:steven-parrott@uiowa.edu

Release: Immediate

UI's Jobnet now available via World Wide Web

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Jobnet, a University of Iowa service that lists jobs available to students through the UI and local community employers, is now available on the World Wide Web and can be accessed at this address: http://www.uiowa.edu/~finaid/employ.htm.

The service is provided by the UI Office of Student Financial Aid and can also be accessed through that office's home page. In addition, Jobnet access will continue to be available via ISIS, the UI system used for course registration, until early fall.

"The nice thing about having Jobnet available on the Web is that it can be accessed by students from their computers in residence halls and apartments as well as from any of the computers in our Instructional Technology Centers," said Cindy Seyfer, UI assistant director of financial aid. "And access is available 24 hours a day."

The new Web system has been designed to accommodate various search options. Students may search for work-study or part-time hourly jobs using the following categories:

* Date Jobs are Posted: Today or in the Past Week or in the Past Month

* Job Location: On-Campus or Off-Campus or Both Locations

* Job Category: All Categories or Specific Job Category

* Department: All Departments or Specific Employment Location

To search for work-study jobs, students must be awarded work-study funds through either a federal or state financial aid program and obtain the necessary password from the Office of Student Financial Aid.

Jobnet provides the following information for each job:

* Employer name, telephone number and job location

* Work schedule and weekly work hours

* Job duties and qualifications and pay rate

Based on personal interests, skills and available work hours, students should contact individual employers for job applications.

Additional information on job search techniques, the application and interview process, and the payment system is available at the Web site or in a brochure from the student employment area of the Office of Student Financial Aid. Students may come to 213 Calvin Hall or call 335-1460 to obtain additional information.

Planned enhancements to the Web site include an on-line mechanism for employers to enter their own job advertisement information. This option should be functional by the spring 1998 semester.

8/20/97