Austin, TX (April 23, 2020) – Indeed, the world’s number one job site, announced today that over one million job seekers have added #readytowork to their Indeed resume, indicating they are available to work now, one of several new product features Indeed has rolled out to help those whose jobs have been impacted by COVID-19.
“As the unemployment rate continues to rise, it is more important than ever for Indeed to deliver on our mission of helping people get jobs and provide them with resources that will help them now, ” said Maggie Hulce, Senior Vice President at Indeed. “These new features are designed to quickly match those who are ready to work now with companies who are urgently hiring.”
Despite the recent historic spike in unemployment claims, Indeed data shows there are still millions of jobs available – each week, more than 500,000 jobs are added to Indeed in the U.S. alone. Additionally, sectors such as healthcare, technology and logistics support are actively hiring now. Indeed is offering a variety of solutions to ensure job seekers can quickly and easily connect with employers in a way that reflects the social distancing and shelter-in-place measures across the country.
New features include:
- #readytowork: Job seekers can now easily add #readytowork to their Indeed Resume to alert employers of their immediate availability for any job. Employers who are looking to urgently fill roles can search for the candidates who have added this tag to their resume.
- Virtual Hiring Events: Job seekers can sign up to attend open virtual interviews hosted by employers looking to hire for a role or set of roles. Indeed provides the technology, which manages RSVPs, screening, scheduling and automated reminders, so all job seekers need to do is show up and interview. More than 200 virtual hiring events have already been conducted on Indeed. Next week, Indeed is helping job seekers in the state of New York connect with over 100 employers hiring immediately for front-line roles in the fight against COVID-19 with a series of virtual hiring events.
- Remote Job Search Filter: A new search filter has been added that lets job seekers filter roles that have been identified as remote, either directly tagged by employers or based on language in the job description. Filtered searches will include those that are fully remote, as well as jobs that are remote temporarily due to COVID-19.
Additional tips and guides on handling work and job search during today’s pandemic can also be found at Indeed’s special COVID-19 Career Guide. More information for employers interested in learning how they can use these features to reach job seekers can be found by visiting the Indeed blog.
More people find jobs on Indeed than anywhere else. Indeed is the #1 job site in the world (comScore, March 2019) and allows job seekers to search millions of jobs in more than 60 countries and 28 languages. More than 250 million people each month search for jobs, post resumes, and research companies on Indeed, and Indeed delivers 3X more hires than any other job site (SilkRoad Technology Source of Hire Report, 2018). For more information, visit indeed.com.
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