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Web-Based GIS application to help unemployed families

Bowne Management Systems, Inc. (BMS) is pleased to announce that it has been selected by Tioga County Department of Social Services to complete Phase II of the County’s Job Point Program. The Job Point Program is a web-based Geographic Information System (GIS) application that provides clients of the NYS Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program with the ability to search for potential employers and get directions from selected bus routes, family day-care providers, and individual residences to selected employers. It also allows Tioga County to identify the need to re-route, or add new bus services to facilitate transportation for TANF clients.

Phase II will be an expansion upon the original Job Point Program application, which was developed and delivered to the County by BMS in 2002. Upon completion of Phase II, users will be able to identify job titles to search (i.e. administrative assistant), as well as expanding the amount of available employer information (i.e. employee qualifications the company is typically looking for). Phase II completion is scheduled for the Fall of 2003.

Bowne Management Systems, Inc. (BMS) is an information technology and systems integration consulting firm specializing in spatial information management solutions and geographic information systems. The firm, an affiliate of the Bowne AE&T Group, has been delivering solutions to support client technology initiatives since 1982. Experience, commitment to quality and the ability to integrate today’s most powerful technologies enable BMS to empower the vision of its clients. Bowne AE&T Group which provides architectural, engineering and technology services has offices in Mineola and Smithtown, NY; Columbia, MD; New Orleans, LA; and Atlanta, GA.