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Posted March 13, 2013 by

Sequestration Far Worse Than March Madness for Job Numbers

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U.S. House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner

With the first round of the 2013 NCAA Division 1 men’s basketball championship tournament set to tip off next week, the nation’s employers should be readying themselves for the inevitable drop in productivity that coincides.  One new survey found that nearly one-third of workers spend at least three hours per day following the Tournament during work hours.

In the annual “study” hated by working basketball fans everywhere, global outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc., estimates that March Madness will cost American companies at least $134 million in “lost wages” over the first two days of the Tournament, as an estimated 3.0 million employees spend one to three hours following the basketball games instead of working.

“At the end of the day, March Madness will not even register as a blip in the overall economy.  Sequestration is going to have a far bigger impact.  Will March Madness even have an effect on a company’s bottom line?  Not at all,” said John A. Challenger, chief executive officer of Challenger, Gray & Christmas. (more…)

Posted February 19, 2013 by

Vote for CollegeRecruiter.com in About.com Reader’s Choice Awards

I’m proud to announce that CollegeRecruiter.com has been selected as a finalist in the 2013 About.com Reader’s Choice About.com Reader's Choice Finalist AwardAwards.  CollegeRecruiter.com has made it onto the final ballot for the best job site for students.  Between February 19 and March 19, readers can vote for their favorite job and career sites and blogs and the winners will be announced by About.com guide, Alison Doyle, on March 27th.

The About.com Reader’s Choice Awards showcase the best job and career websites and apps for job seekers and career changers. CollegeRecruiter.com is the only career site to have won the prestigious WEDDLE’s Award for Best Job Boards six years in a row and I’d love to add the About.com award to that list. These awards help us serve even more job seekers than the millions we do each year as the provide a sense of comfort to those who may not be familiar with us. Job seekers like any other user of any other site want to use reputable sites and these awards help them determine which niche job boards are reputable. (more…)

Posted March 14, 2012 by

CollegeRecruiter.com Joins White House Summer Jobs Initiative to Help Create 250,000 New Jobs for Young Adults

Summer Jobs Initiative widgetPresident Barack Obama recently unveiled the Summer Jobs+ initiative, which challenges business leaders and communities to join the Administration in providing hundreds of thousands of summer jobs and pathways to employment for America’s youth. The initiative was created after Congress did not approve the $1.5 billion summer-jobs fund included in the American Jobs Act even though the Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics reported:

  • Even though July is normally the month when youth employment peaks, only 48.8 percent of youth between the ages of 16-24 were employed last July. That was significantly lower than the 59.2 percent of youth who were employed five years ago and 63.3 percent of youth who were employed 10 years ago.
  • Minority youth had an especially difficult time finding employment last summer. Only 34.6 percent of African-American youth and 42.9 percent of Hispanic youth had a job last July.

The Summer Jobs+ initiative was created to help ensure that a much larger percentage of young adults find meaningful employment opportunities this summer and for years to come. As part of the initiative, the U.S. Department of Labor is creating a jobs bank to facilitate to help more employers and young people connect.

CollegeRecruiter.com, the leading job board used by college students searching for internships and recent graduates hunting for entry-level jobs and other career opportunities, accepted the President’s call-to-action by making a “Pathways Pledge” to help at least 25,000 low-income, young adults obtain insight into the world of work by connecting them with corporate and other employers.

“The employment of our youth through this exciting, new initiative is an issue which should transcend politics as there’s virtually no cost to the taxpayer yet huge dividends to the hundreds of thousands of young adults who will gain critical work experience starting this summer,” said Faith Rothberg, chief executive officer of CollegeRecruiter.com. “We are thrilled to be in a position where we can help bright, energetic, young adults across this country find meaningful work and we’re proud make such a significant contribution to the Summer Jobs+ Bank.”

CollegeRecruiter.com urges all employers, recruitment advertising agencies, high school guidance offices, college career service offices, libraries, workforce centers, job boards, and other sources of employment information to pledge their support to Summer Jobs+ by offering one or more of these resources:

  • Life Skills: Provide youth work-related soft skills, such as communication, time management and teamwork, through coursework and / or experience. This includes resume writing or interview workshops and mentorship programs.
  • Work Skills: Provide youth insight into the world of work to prepare for employment. This includes job shadow days and internships.
  • Learn and Earn: Provide youth on-the-job skills in a learning environment while earning wages for their work.
  • Jobs Widget: Add a free job search widget to your web site to make it easy for young adults to find great new employment opportunities.

If you have jobs which are suitable for 16-24 year olds, post them to https://www.collegerecruiter.com/rate-card/job-postings/ and we’ll include them in this great new initiative!