Jobaline Launches Mobile and Social Platform to Cut Time & Expense of Recruiting Hourly Workers

Jobaline Launches Mobile and Social Platform to Cut Time & Expense of 
Recruiting Hourly Workers 
Mobile Platform That Automates the Hiring of Hourly Workers Finds in
Beta Period That 70% of Job Applicants Apply From Mobile Devices and
the Majority by Text Messaging; Jobaline Launches Broad Service in
Seattle and Miami 
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[1]) 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. 
For job seekers, there is really only one simple step; they sign-in
and apply for a job in minutes via the Web or using text messaging,
through a simple, ad-free mobile platform. This is done regardless of
whether the job was posted on a job board, Craigslist, Facebook, an
online classified ad, seen in a printed flyer, or any other location. 
Jobaline's bilingual approach and multi-digital platform process
opens doors for hourly workers, who are widely under-served by
existing hiring solutions. "There is a critical 'digital divide' that
we are addressing with Jobaline," Salazar said. "Many candidates for
hourly jobs lack access to desktop computers or smartphones, making
the current job search technologies unavailable to them. When
businesses embrace mobile recruiting solutions, they both gain access
to a greater talent pool, and play a powerful role in bridging the
digital divide." 
A Solution for Small and Large Businesses
 Small employers can use
Jobaline to replace manual processes and time-intensive advertising
approaches to recruitment. Large employers can use the platform to
supplement existing enterprise recruiting systems by extending their
recruitment process into the mobile realm, and integrating their own
unique pre-screening criteria that is enabled within the Jobaline
platform.  
"Most people today use mobile devices as their primary means to
access the Internet, yet only 13 percent of employers have a
mobile-friendly recruiting solution. We want to be sure we are able
to reach out to the best workers, whether they use smart or
not-so-smart phones, tablets, or desktop computers. With Jobaline, we
can gain rapid access to a bigger and higher quality pool of
applicants, while reducing the internal costs associated with
pre-screening," said Bill Shaughnessy, president and COO of eHealth. 
While Jobaline currently focuses on the greater Miami and Seattle
areas, the company has committed to an aggressive plan for roll-out
nationally in coming months, based on demand from both employers and
workers. To learn more about Jobaline and the Jobaline platform,
please visit www.jobaline.com and www.jobaline.com/trynow. 
About Jobaline
 Jobaline has made finding hourly jobs and workers as
simple as turning on your mobile device. Jobaline is a smart, social
and mobile platform that matches qualified local workers with hourly
jobs, which represent 59 percent of work performed in the U.S.
Jobaline enables employers to screen and hire workers on any device,
even simple feature phones, in Spanish and English. To learn more,
please visit www.jobaline.com. 
Sources
 [1] Bureau of Labor
Statistics, "Characteristics of Minimum Wage Workers: 2011," 2 March
2012. http://www.bls.gov/cps/minwage2011.htm 
[2] WSJ. "For Smaller Firms, recruiting costs add up" Nov 2011,
Lauren Weber
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970203764804577056603280231204.html 
[3] Pew Internet, "Digital Differences," 13 April 2012, Kathryn
Zickuhr and Aaron Smith.
http://pewinternet.org/Reports/2012/Digital-differences/Overview.aspx 
[4] CNN, "Survey Says Most U.S. Cell Phone Owners Have Smartphones;
So What?," 2 March 2012, Amy Gahran.
http://articles.cnn.com/2012-03-02/tech/tech_mobile_smartphones-majority-pew-gahran_1_smartphone-cell-phone-android-phone?_s=PM:TECH 
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Media Contact
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BOCA Communications
(415) 738-7718
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