HireMeNow.com Listed by US Department of Labor as the Only Video Resume Job Board to Replace America's Job Bank
PRWeb, June 6, 2007
Lantana, FL (PRWEB) June 6, 2007 -- HireMeNow.com (www.HireMeNow.com) announced today that it has been listed by the U.S. Department of Labor as an alternative for America's Job Bank (www.ajb.org), which the DOL is closing on July 1, 2007. HireMeNow.com is the only alternative selected which offers free video resume hosting for job seekers and free job posting for employers. America's Job Bank (AJB), which was founded in 1995, is one of the biggest and busiest job markets in cyberspace. However, according to the Department of Labor, it came to the conclusion that the benefits of AJB no longer outweigh the costs of operating and maintaining this system, as the market has evolved to the point where a Federally-sponsored electronic labor exchange is no longer necessary.
"With the closing of America's Job Bank, we are in a unique position to offer state-of-the-art job board services for companies and job seekers," says Phillip R. Thune, CEO of HireMeNow.com. "Video is one of the fastest growing activities on the Web, and the public's increasing familiarity and comfort at making, posting and viewing video content has led to a surge in video resumes. In fact, in the last few months, a number of leading newspapers and magazines have written about video resumes and their growing acceptance."
The absence of AJB.org leaves a gaping hole for employers not in the position to pay hundreds of dollars to post open positions on other private boards. "It seems simple: employers want a free place to post open jobs and candidates want a free, professional, and secure place to post their video resumes. We offer both," says Allen Bornstein, President and Founder of HireMeNow.com. "Our free video resume hosting is secure and password protected, and candidates are notified when their video resume is viewed."
HireMeNow.com was founded by Phillip Thune, former President of MIVA, Inc., and Allen Bornstein, former President of The WorkGroup International, Inc.
HireMeNow.com (www.HireMeNow.com) is the most professional place on the Internet for job candidates to post profiles about their job qualifications. A profile includes a video resume, a written resume, a picture, and other key information employers want to know. HireMeNow.com lets candidates invite employers to access their profiles, and then lets the candidates know when the employer visited -- so the candidates know exactly when to follow up about the job. Unlike social networking sites, HireMeNow.com profiles are password-protected and designed for professionals. HireMeNow.com's service is free for both job candidates and the employers they invite to view their profiles.
A podcast featuring Phillip Thune and Allen Bornstein is available at http://www.prwebpodcast.com/releases/pod530475.htm
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