to serve as the exclusive job search engine for leading network of local career web sites and online chain of city information guides

Indianapolis, IN, September 25, 2002 – E-Recruiting Association, a non-profit organization formed by executives from leading U.S. corporations, today announced that, the Internet’s first cooperative, employer-owned search engine dedicated exclusively to employment, has entered into new relationships with both Employment Partner and, providing an even wider range of job seekers immediate access to
Employment Partner was formed in order to devise and implement specialized promotional partnerships with local radio station groups. The organization is comprised of a network of 53 local career sites that have ongoing radio station promotional partnerships. Once formed, these partnerships provide employers with a diverse demographic of job seekers that comprise the listening audience of each outlet. is an Internet destination site that owns a network of 240 unique city information guides, and offers users the opportunity to get to know a city through local links, city web cams, and specific partner sites. Both Employment Partner and will now be utilizing ( as their exclusive employment search engine.
“These new relationships grant excellent exposure and deliver Web traffic from over 290 metropolitan areas,” said Ray Schreyer, President of E-Recruiting Association, which owns and manages the employment search engine. “In addition to our new presence on both web sites, the agreement with Employment Partner will also provide radio promotion of the affiliation with”
“This agreement will now provide employers with an even more diverse pool of job seekers,” said Joseph Stanley, Employment Partner founder and current president. “Our radio promotions successfully reach individuals that might not have been actively looking for other career opportunities and provides these workers with an immediate path to these new positions.”
“HelloMetro has formed relationships with some of the Internet’s most outstanding content providers and we are pleased to welcome to the upper echelon of this list,” said Clark M. Scott, president of “We continue to create and refine an all-star offering for our 240 city information portals and definitely provides an excellent service for our users.”
About DirectEmployers: is the only worldwide employment search engine owned and managed by a non-profit employer association. The company is unique in its ability to provide comprehensive employment, outplacement and networking tools, which directly link employers and job seekers. Direct Employers uses proprietary indexing technology, which provides a direct connection to the employer’s career site, making the employer web site the primary recruiting tool, thus allowing the job seeker to apply directly through the employer’s unique application process. To view DirectEmployers, visit
About Employment Partner:
Founded in 1997 by current company president Joseph Stanley, Employment Partner’s strategy since its inception has been to form promotional partnerships with local radio station groups. In turn, this provides employers with a diverse demographic of job seekers that comprise the listening audience. A key aspect of radio is its ability to reach individuals that are not necessarily pro-active in looking for another career opportunity, and it is unique from every other form of media in that it can reach the target audience in their vehicles on the way to and from work, and even at work, when they are receptive to a message inviting them to investigate new employment opportunities. This presents employers with a means of tapping into the passive audience of working people in their surrounding area that may be employed, but also unfulfilled. Employment Partner has locally branded career sites in over 50 markets across the United States. All of their local sites can be linked to via
About offers users the opportunity to get to know a city through local links, city web cams, and partner sites that excel in their particular subject areas. Instead of giving commentary on a local museum, event or theater, links the user directly to an organization’s site. You get the most updated, accurate and important information directly from the source. Local employment at now links directly to an employer’s web site from, allowing for a better understanding of a company before applying for a position. Unlike city portals that try to provide travel and city information all in one site, dedicates one site to each city to give more attention and bring out the flavor of that individual location. The organization currently operates 240 unique city sites (i.e.,, etc). travel services include city specific Hotels, Maps, Car Rentals, and Airline reservations.
Press Contacts:
DirectEmployers Association
Steven Style
The Steven Style Group
New York, NY
T: 212-465-1290   |   F: 212-465-1299
Employment Partner
Joe Stanley
T: 812-662-7622

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