Innovative Job Fair Launches to Connect Part-Time Job Seekers with Employers During Upcoming Holiday Season

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AppVault announces the launch of My Seasonal Job, a national job fair that connects part-time job seekers to employers with seasonal hiring needs. National and local employers will partner with many of the Top 100 Newspaper markets to satisfy the expected increase in part-time positions this holiday season.

AppVault, a global response management company, has developed a new print recruitment solution whereby part-time job seekers and employers in need of hiring holiday help this shopping season can be matched and connected. National and local employers within the retail, hospitality and delivery sectors will participate in this job fair, which will be sponsored by many of the top 100 newspaper markets. Newspapers will promote this fair primarily through print advertising and via their website. This unique and innovative resource maximizes the power of newspaper print advertising to help job seekers and employers alike during a mutual time of need.

"Full-time hiring traditionally declines during Q-4 due to budget restrictions, while part-time employment increases in demand for certain business categories" says Keith Douglas, executive vice president at AppVault. "Customer service and fulfillment account for the largest percent of part-time hiring needs during the holidays for physical and online employers."

According to an article published by CNN Money.com, within the retail sector alone, nearly 700,000 jobs were added during the last three months of 2006; 56 percent were added in November and 27 percent came in December. Although the majority of positions were part-time only, seasonal hiring provides employers an excellent opportunity discover potential full-time employees for the following fiscal year.

AppVault will brand this national job fair as "My Seasonal Job" powered by its back-end Response Managerâ„¢ solution. Job seekers will be invited to participate through a number of apply methods including e-mail, website, phone and potentially fax. "With 4.6% U.S. unemployment, the days of hanging a sign in the window that reads "Help Wanted" are over, explains Douglas. "Employers will save time and find tremendous value when utilizing My Seasonal Job because it will centralize available candidates from across the country. Employers will have the ability to sort, rank and quickly communicated with the candidates that best match the requirements of the position."

Because of the collaborative effort between top 100 U.S. newspaper markets and national advertising agencies, AppVault's My Seasonal Job is expected to have tremendous benefits for all participants across the board. "Newspapers have declined in market share for recruitment ad spending, particularly at the end of the year," says Douglas. "My Seasonal Job positions newspapers to national employers and their agencies as a truly unique hiring resource served through print advertising and unmatched by the online job boards."

About AppVault:
Founded in 2001, AppVault, LLC is a global response management company with a client list ranging in industries of newspaper, extended learning and transportation to name a few. Headquartered in Atlanta, GA, AppVault is a privately-held company. More information about the company and our solutions is available online at http://www.appvault.com.

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