Website provides job search shortcut

February 7, 2011 12:00:00 AM PST
If you've been pounding the pavement looking for a job, there is now a new way to search for work that could make things a lot easier.

This could provide a major shortcut to finding just the right job openings for you, while hopefully weeding out scams.

It's a new website called DotJobs operated by the non-profit Direct Employers Association. It's simple to use. Type the job you want into your web browser, followed by DotJobs and up pops a list of jobs.

You can also type in your location, or the company you want to work for and search your job title from there.

"So, from a job seeker's standpoint, we want to make it a highly trusted source where they can go and feel that they're not getting jobs that are duplicates, or scams, or are old and expired jobs," says Bill Warren from the Direct Employers Association.

The website collects job postings from hundreds of companies such as IBM and AT&T. It's free to use.

Also, if you are looking for work, the next ABC7 Job Journal HIREvent is on Tuesday, Feb. 8, in Concord from 12 p.m. until 4 p.m., at Centre Concord on Clayton Road.

Some of the companies hiring are Farmers Insurance, the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, and the University of Phoenix.

Free Job Fair
Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2011
Noon -- 4 p.m.
Centre Concord
5298 Clayton Road
Concord, CA 94521