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Speculation Swirling on HotJobs’ Future

September 16, 2011
News organizations are reporting that the Yahoo-owned job board is up for sale. Yahoo won’t comment, but the company’s CEO said last month that HotJobs is an asset that is ‘up for examination.’
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Dear Workforce How Could We Better Publicize Our Jobs to Would-be Recruits

September 7, 2011
We have several entry-level job openings for administrative and medical assistants. The problem we face is getting qualified candidates to apply. We have tried posting on a local online job bank, as well as our own Web site, and even interviewed people referred to us by local community colleges and associate-degree programs. In six months, we’ve had fewer than 25 applicants, only five of whom were qualified enough to grant an interview. It doesn’t seem that such positions should warrant the expense of a recruiter. How can we publicize our job openings or recruit candidates in a cost-effective way?
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