April 27, 2012 – DirectEmployers Association, a non-profit consortium of over 600 leading U.S. employers, has created .JOBS microsites, a collection of focused career sites to help job seekers and employers connect through a local job network. Through a network of metropolitan and city-focused .JOBS microsites, job seekers can find local jobs and employers can benefit from the efficiency of the niche listing opportunities. Instead of using traditional search field methods, job seekers will be able to input their metro location followed by the .JOBS extension. “So many times employers are pigeonholed into placing a job listing in a general job board that doesn’t focus on location. The majority of job seekers are searching for job opportunities in their local market,” said Rick Wehrle, vice president of product development at DirectEmployers Association.