America’s Large Employers Form New Free Job Board,, To Attract Applicants to 250,000 Open Job Positions

The following press release was authored by HR Policy Association and was originally posted on April 4, 2013.

WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–America’s largest employers have joined together to create a unique new job board,, to help attract qualified applicants to fill more than a quarter of a million existing jobs* for workers at all skill levels. is operated through a partnership between HR Policy Association, the lead organization of chief human resource officers of the nation’s large employers, and DirectEmployers Association, a nonprofit HR consortium of leading global employers. By combining the resources of these two organizations, is able to feature job openings of more than 300 of the nation’s largest employers and provide job seekers with streamlined access to more than 250,000 unfilled positions.

A recent study of the jobs on by Burning Glass International, Inc., ( reveals opportunities are available across the nation and in all major industries. The study also reveals:

  • Three industries account for fifty-seven percent of postings: finance and insurance, manufacturing, and retail trade.
  • Sixty-three percent of the postings require a four-year college degree or more.
  • Seventy-five percent of the postings that require a four-year degree also require three or more years of experience.

Furthermore, according to HR Policy Association’s 2013 membership survey, member companies (representing 20 million employees worldwide) report that they have the most difficulty hiring well prepared employees with the following positions:

  • Engineers (39%)
  • Skilled trades workers (39%)
  • Information technology professionals (38%)
  • Technicians (30%)
  • Management/executives (23%)

Jaime Fall, HR Policy Association’s Vice President, Workforce and Talent Development Policy said, “Even in this time of relatively slow job growth, employers are looking for qualified individuals to fill positions at all skill levels from coast to coast. has something to offer most everyone, with jobs ranging from full-time technical positions requiring security clearances to part-time positions in retail sales or food service and nearly everything in between.” makes finding the right jobs easy by allowing searches by keywords, company name, state, city, or by searching through the most popular searches. Additionally, offers:

  • Direct Access to Jobs: links directly to employer application pages. Job seekers will not waste time registering personal information, clicking through ads, or navigating pages of unrelated material incorporated by many for-profit job-boards.
  • Accurate Information: Managed by a coalition of employers, provides accurate job listings which are updated daily.
  • Safe Postings: uses only information provided from participating employer career sites and is free of false job postings prevalent on some job boards that troll for personal financial information.
  • Association with is a free new website where students, recent graduates and first time or entry-level job seekers can ask questions about job searching and get answers directly from experienced recruiting professionals at America’s top employers. Companies participating in are also members of the HR Policy Association and may also participate in

* features up-to-date job listings, so the number of listed jobs fluctuates from day-to-day. As of March 29, 2013, featured 250,000 job openings.

About HR Policy Association
HR Policy Association is the lead organization representing chief human resource officers of major employers. The Association consists of more than 340 of the largest corporations doing business in the United States and globally, and these employers are represented in the organization by their most senior human resource executive. Collectively, their companies employ more than ten million employees in the United States, nearly nine percent of the private sector workforce, and 20 million employees worldwide. They have a combined market capitalization of more than $7.5 trillion. These senior corporate officers participate in the Association because of their commitment to improving the direction of human resource policy. Their objective is to use the combined power of the membership to act as a positive influence to better public policy, the HR marketplace, and the human resource profession. For more information visit

About DirectEmployers Association
DirectEmployers Association is a leading nonprofit Human Resource consortium of global employers that was formed to assist in the sharing of ideas, incorporation of best practices, and research and development of technology. Through this consortium, business standards are shaped and technology is used with respect to the diversity that is reflected in the various cultures embodied in a global workforce. Their recognized expertise in compliance, recruitment and cost effective technology enables Members to reach the largest, most diverse pool of quality job seekers worldwide. For more information visit

About Burning Glass International, Inc.
Since 1999, Burning Glass International, Inc. has been the leading developer of intelligent job market technologies, including data parsing, coding, and analysis for supply and demand data as well as pattern-based matching applications and work search support. Burning Glass provides employers with smart analytical tools to help manage and re-think workforce planning with solutions that optimize recruiting efforts to best attract, build, and retain talent. Burning Glass partners with government workforce agencies to improve employment outcomes and promote skills, talent, and economic development. Their proprietary analytical tools play a growing role in informing the global debate on education and the workforce and proudly assist HR Policy in this important dialogue. For more information visit

Media Contact: Amanda Beck, HR Policy Association, 202-789-8604,

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