Mayor Ed Pawlowski today launched Allentown TweetMyJobs, a new online jobs platform powered by TweetMyJobs that revolutionizes recruitment by incorporating mobile and social media. Allentown TweetMyJobs will assist local job seekers in Allentown by offering an easy and user-friendly online tool to facilitate their search for employment. Pawlowski make the announcement at an afternoon news conference at Lehigh Carbon Community College’s Donley Center. He was accompanied by Lehigh Valley Workforce Investment Board, Inc. Executive Director Nancy Dischinat, Allentown Neighborhood Improvement Zone Development Authority board member Nelson Diaz, TweetMyJobs Vice President/Client Services Bo Kemp, Lehigh Carbon Community College President Dr. Ann Bieber and community employers.
Allentown TweetMyJobs will complement the existing workforce resources by adding a new online technology platform to the Lehigh Valley workforce system’s toolkit. The TweetMyJobs platform is a cutting-edge job matching process which helps users learn about available jobs faster and helps employers reach qualified, local candidates fast and at no cost.
Thanks to the partnership between the Mayor of Allentown, Lehigh Valley Workforce Investment Board, Inc. and TweetMyJobs, the Allentown TweetMyJobs platform provides job seekers with information on thousands of jobs in multiple industries at all levels of employment. “We have enough jobs available right now to significantly cut our unemployment rate,” said Pawlowski. “By adopting new technology and leveraging social media to drive local employment solutions, Allentown TweetMyJobs presents a unique opportunity to connect those dots and create a stronger foundation for future job growth throughout the region.”
“Advancement in technology like Allentown TweetMyJobs lets employers immediately connect jobs to the workforce, puts jobs in the face of job seekers and provides business and industry with rapid attachment to job seekers with experience, skill sets and education. This tool will add to the resources already housed within our Allentown Employment and Training Center that has already served nearly 5,000 individuals,” said Nancy Dischinat, Executive Director of the Lehigh Valley Workforce Investment Board, Inc.
“The Allentown Neighborhood Improvement Zone Development Authority (ANIZDA) Jobs Committee has been working with Mayor Pawlowski and the Lehigh Valley Workforce Investment Board, Inc. through the Allentown Employment and Training Center to provide the fastest, easiest and most up-to-date job opening resources offered within the Neighborhood Improvement Zone, such as this new social media platform,” stated Nelson Diaz, Chair of the ANIZDA Jobs Committee.
“Job creation starts locally and Mayor Pawlowski and the Lehigh Valley Workforce Investment Board, Inc. is leading the charge to help Allentown citizens get back to work whether they’re in need of entry level jobs or seeking executive management positions. His proactive approach, desire to adopt the latest recruitment technology and his foresight in leveraging mobile and social media is highly commendable,” said Kemp.
Individuals who register at http://allentown.tweetmyjobs.com will receive relevant job matches instantaneously by e-mail, text message, or from social networks like Twitter and Facebook. Allentown TweetMyJobs also offers people the opportunity to tap into their Facebook network to get introductions from their friends who are connected to hiring companies, which provides them with a great competitive edge. In addition, employers in the Allentown and the Lehigh Valley area who are seeking to fill open positions can use Allentown TweetMyJobs to advertise their jobs at no cost. The Allentown TweetMyJobs service also enables job seekers to view available jobs in their neighborhood through an incredible smartphone application. At the request of The White House, TweetMyJobs recently launched a site designed to help veterans and returning military personnel find jobs.
TweetMyJobs, a division of CareerArc Group <http://www.careerarcgroup.com>, provides government with a robust online, social and mobile jobs platform that facilitates employment between citizens and businesses. By accessing powerful analytics, government is able to gain unprecedented insight into job creation and local employment needs. Used by cities and counties like Atlanta, GA; Newark, NJ; Columbia, SC; Nassau County, NY and the island of Puerto Rico, TweetMyJobs is the leading social and mobile recruitment and job distribution network matching job seekers with employers.