October 21, 2009 – Responding to member requests the DirectEmployers Association is helping member companies and job seekers connect more quickly with each other without the filter and costs of a third party commercial enterprise. “Even in a tight economy there are over 3 million jobs available in the U.S. economy. Job seekers need to be able to locate these jobs and feel they have a legitimate place to apply. What better place to apply for a job than with the actual company who is doing the hiring?” said Bill Warren, DirectEmployers Association’s executive director. DirectEmployers, a non-profit association comprised of more than 70 percent of America’s Fortune 500 companies, is helping members by making their job offerings easier for job seekers to find through searches on Google, Yahoo, Bing and other major search engines. Utilizing Search Engine Optimization (SEO), 82 companies including Kodak, Providence Healthcare, and McGraw Hill have taken advantage of this free SEO solution. When a job seeker searches for a job with any of these companies he or she will now be able to go straight to the corporate career site and apply directly to the company.