Paid Job Listings Coming to a Web Site Near You, Courtesy of Simply Hired
Since the time we started Simply Hired, we’ve been focused on our mission to help people find jobs they love. Over the past 18 months, we’ve doubled the size of our job database, integrated salary data, company data, referral data and mapping data, and launched additional capabilities, such as integrated job tracking and resume posting across the Web. We’ve also poked a bit of fun at job search with offerings like Simply Fired.
All along, we’ve known that even though millions of people have used Simply Hired to find their dream job, we’ll see only a small number of the over 130 million workers in the U.S. alone. Even the largest job sites since the history of the Internet see only a small percentage of all the workers out there. So in addition to allowing people to visit us, we’ve decided to visit them...
Today, Simply Hired is announcing its “Job-a-matic” publisher network. In a nutshell, Job-a-matic allows Simply Hired to bring job listings to any site out there who feels it’s relevant for their audience. It takes just a few minutes to set up, provides contextually relevant jobs to any Web site, and even allows the blogger or Web publisher to make some money for bringing this service to their users. Once a site sets up Job-a-matic, we fill it with paid job listings relevant for that site. In addition, the publisher can also elect to sell listings to their audience at any price they choose.
There are several things that are exciting to us about this launch. First, we bring great job opportunities to millions of workers through niche communities they already belong to around the Web. Second, bloggers and publishers, who provide valuable services but often don’t receive adequate revenues from their site, have a chance to create an additional revenue stream from paid job listings (which tap employment or recruiting budgets), in addition to services like Google AdSense (which tap marketing or media budgets).
Web sites flourish when they bring fresh, relevant content to their audience. Since just about all of us have had to worry about getting a job at some point in our lives, we hope this provides additional content and revenue to the millions of sites out there, and enhances the quality and services of the range of niche communities around the Web. Most of all, we hope that more people find jobs they love, because now, we hope jobs will be everywhere.