LA Job Connection Now Open to Job Seekers

New website pairs job seekers with Louisiana employers through innovative matching system

BATON ROUGE, La. — LouisianaJobConnection.com launched its innovative matching system for job seekers Monday, helping them connect to hundreds of employers who are offering thousands of jobs in Louisiana. The free website debuted in June for employers, who began registering jobs, and provides a robust, skills-based job matching platform that automatically matches job seekers with jobs for which they are most qualified.

More than 600 Louisiana employers are already utilizing LouisianaJobConnection.com to fill thousands of jobs. Open to Louisiana residents and out-of-state job seekers alike, the site attracted more than 700 job seekers on its first day. LouisianaJobConnection.com accelerates the search process for both employers and prospective employees – saving time and money, reducing unemployment, increasing productivity and expanding sales for small businesses.

“Hundreds of Louisiana employers have posted thousands of open positions on LouisianaJobConnection.com, and with more companies posting in the coming weeks, LouisianaJobConnection.com is well-equipped to connect qualified job seekers with great Louisiana jobs,” said Executive Director Kristi Barnett Williams of Louisiana Job Connection. “Louisiana Job Connection will be a valuable tool for job seekers near and far to be automatically matched with the Louisiana jobs best-suited for their skills and experience.”

Louisiana Economic Development announced the initial launch of Louisiana Job Connection in June. The site is open to job seekers across a wide variety of industries. Any job seeker, regardless of current residency or education level, is encouraged to sign up with Louisiana Job Connection to begin the matching process. Any employer with a Louisiana tax ID may register and post job openings at LouisianaJobConnection.com.

The site is designed to address the needs of job seekers and employers with innovative job posting-and-matching functionality and an intuitive, easy-to-use interface. Originally designed for LED FastStart® clients, the website offers advanced messaging features to enhance the job recruitment experience for employers and applicants.

“From current residents looking for the perfect job to Louisiana expats looking to return home, Louisiana Job Connection can connect skilled talent with great Louisiana employers,” LED Secretary Stephen Moret said. “Our economy continues to expand and diversify, and through this site job seekers can quickly be matched with the Louisiana job that’s best-suited for them. LED FastStart’s deep experience assisting leading employers in a wide range of industries informed the functionality and design of Louisiana Job Connection. We believe it can be a tremendous asset for Louisiana businesses and job seekers alike.”

Louisiana Job Connection includes convenient features for job seekers:

Straightforward Interface: Job seekers will find Louisiana Job Connection’s interface to be clean and straightforward. The system is designed to simplify profile setup by allowing users to manually enter content or scrape directly from their LinkedIn profile.

Custom Privacy Settings: Users can make their profile public, available only to companies with whom they match, or completely private.

Advanced Matching Algorithm: Job seekers will only be matched with opportunities that would utilize their unique skills and experience. This allows users to quickly identify and apply for opportunities that are the right fit.

Louisiana Job Connection includes flexible capabilities for Louisiana employers:

Advanced Matching Algorithm: Employers will only see profiles of job seekers that meet the skills requirements of each job posting. Recruiters also have the capability to adjust the threshold match percentage to quickly broaden or narrow their search based on profiles in the system. The matching functionality also limits the number of applicants to only those that meet the threshold match – allowing employers to identify the right talent quickly.

Multiple Recruiter Functionality: Company profiles can be set up to include multiple recruiters to enable increased accessibility and productivity.

Job Posting Flexibility: Users can either post jobs manually on the site or choose to scrape them from another site where they already post jobs.

Custom Company Landing Pages: Companies will have the ability to create a custom landing page using drag-and-drop functionality. This allows each company to tailor their messaging to meet talent recruitment needs.

Robust Communication Tools: Employers will have the ability to bulk-message applicants or send messages to particular job seekers based on match results.

For more information, including an informational video as well as registration for informational webinars and events for employers, visit www.LouisianaJobConnection.com.

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