KIRKLAND, WA -- (Marketwired) -- 04/30/13 -- Jobaline today announced the launch of its smart, simple, social, and mobile hourly jobs platform, fundamentally changing the way that local employers are matched with hourly workers. Jobaline directly addresses America's more than 74 million hourly workers (59 percent of the total workforce) by providing an easy way for them to find and apply for jobs from any platform including their smartphone or feature phone, in English or in Spanish.
During Jobaline's beta period, 70 percent of job seekers applied for hourly positions using a mobile phone, and 55 percent of that group applied using simple feature phones via text messaging to complete the process, reinforcing the notion that employers need to make a significant shift in how they approach job seekers and potential employees.
Currently available in Seattle and Miami metro areas, Jobaline enables small and medium businesses, franchise locations, local employers and larger enterprises seeking hourly workers to easily reach and filter applicants according to their criteria.
Jobaline's mobile platform also integrates into the existing company website of a large company, enabling them to speed the hiring process and be immediately mobile-ready. eHealth, an award-winning health insurance company that helps individuals, families and small businesses choose the best health insurance, is an early user of Jobaline's enterprise solution.
"During our beta period we found that for businesses posting across industries -- from restaurant chains to retail sales and business administration -- hiring managers received hundreds of applications, each within 2 days of posting a job," said Luis Salazar, the co-founder and CEO of Jobaline. "While that volume can be overwhelming, the Jobaline platform allowed them to select the 10-20 most qualified candidates without having to dial a number or read one resume."
How it Works
Most businesses don't have access to the right mobile recruiting tools or simple pre-screening mechanisms, and Jobaline focuses on solving that problem.
Jobaline's mobile-first process includes three simple steps:
1. Job Posting -- Employers create mobile-friendly job offers and pre-screening criteria for free, and reach job seekers through their social network and leading U.S. job boards.
2. Automatic Pre-Screening -- Jobaline conducts the initial interviewing, profile verification and screening through an automated, proprietary process developed by hiring experts. Jobaline also integrates with Facebook, public records, and social media channels to facilitate referrals, endorsements, and provide additional information to the employer.
3. Pay Per Result -- Employers can review information about job applicants, ranging from their location and skill sets based on written and verbal replies to their social media endorsements. Employers then pay only for the contact information of the qualified candidates that they want to pursue for possible employment.
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