July 14, 2009 – AllianceQ, a growing collaboration of Fortune 500 companies that have come together to build an exclusive recruitment network to help job seekers get connected to jobs – and to drive down their future cost of recruiting – has launched UnitedWeWork.org, a free recruitment service available to employers of all sizes and workers of all levels and skills. Major companies including, 7-Eleven, ADP, Allstate, AT&T, Hewitt Associates, Hyatt Hotels & Resorts, Office Depot, Sears Holdings, and Starbucks have partnered with AllianceQ to kick off the recruitment effort. According to a survey by the Employment Management Association, the average cost to post an open position, identify the appropriate candidate and fill the position is about $10,000. UnitedWeWork.org will connect employers with job seekers with no recruiting, job posting or advertising fees. “In this economy we are seeing far more job seekers and far fewer jobs, to the point where some job boards have actually taken to charging job seekers to help them find work,” said Phil Haynes, director of AllianceQ. “UnitedWeWork.org is the only significant offering that allows companies to save on job posting and search and recruitment fees, as well as give all job seekers an equal chance to be found and hired.” Companies that join UnitedWeWork.org will have access to advanced matching technologies to generate a shortlist of qualified job seekers. Candidates are re-evaluated daily as new jobs are posted. Through UnitedWeWork.org, U.S. employers will be able to access a candidate database of people ranging across all experience levels and skill sets. Companies will be able to access the database free for the remainder of 2009. For businesses with fewer than 100 employees, the offer continues through July 2010.
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