Innovative Job Matching Platform Powered by TweetMyJobs to Boost Local Employment and Enhance Economic Development
Columbia, SC – Mayor Steve Benjamin, on Thursday, launched “Famously Hot Jobs,” a new online jobs platform powered by TweetMyJobs that revolutionizes recruitment by incorporating mobile and social media. “Famously Hot Jobs” will assist local job seekers in the Columbia metro area by offering an easy and user-friendly online tool to facilitate their search for employment.
Columbia (SC) Mayor Steve Benjamin
announces the launch of "Famously
Hot Jobs" website on Thursday, Sept.
27, 2012. (Photo: Mike Woolfolk)
“Famously Hot Jobs” provides job seekers with information on thousands of jobs in multiple industries at all levels of employment. Even more remarkable is that, thanks to the partnership between the City of Columbia and TweetMyJobs, residents and businesses alike can use “Famously Hot Jobs” for free which is welcome news to the roughly 31,000 unemployed and estimated 45,000 underemployed men and women living throughout Metro Columbia.
“We have enough jobs available right now to cut our unemployment rate by a third,” said Mayor Benjamin. “By adopting new technology and leveraging social media to drive local employment solutions, ‘Famously Hot Jobs’ presents a unique opportunity to connect those dots and create a stronger foundation for future job growth throughout the region.”
In addition, “Famously Hot Jobs” will encourage nearly 55,000 students attending any of Columbia’s multiple colleges and universities to stay in town after graduation as well as help support military personnel stationed at Fort Jackson, their families and returning veterans as they transition out of the military.
|A job seeker registers on the "Famously|
Hot Jobs" site as members of the media
watch. (Photo: Mike Woolfolk)
“Job creation starts locally and Mayor Benjamin is leading the charge to help Columbia 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 Robin D. Richards, Chairman and CEO of TweetMyJobs.
Columbia is the first city in the Carolinas to engage in this cutting-edge process which helps users learn about available jobs before anyone else and helps hiring employers reach qualified, local candidates fast, first and at no cost.