AllianceQ on Target to Fill All Exclusive Member Slots

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Eight Fortune 500 companies vie for the last Founding Member slot, and 30 of the limited 80 General Memberships are already under contract.

AllianceQ today announced that the opportunity to be one of its Founding Members has now closed, with nineteen Fortune 500 companies signed, and eight more lined up to fill the final Founding Member slot by the end of December.

The AllianceQ recruitment collaboration was launched by a group of industry-leading Fortune 500 companies less than six months ago; created to build a shared pool of job candidates and drive down its members' cost of recruiting.

Initial founding members included Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (ADP), Baxter, Best Buy Co., Inc., Entergy Corporation, FPL Group (Florida Power & Light Company, FPL Energy), Starbucks, and Wachovia Corporation. Since then, the fast growing collaboration has added ARAMARK, AT&T, Bayer, Hewitt and Sears Holdings Corporation as joint founders.

AllianceQ is limited to 100 members, all Fortune 1,000 companies. With the 20 Founding Member slots now gone, just 80 places are available for other leading companies to get involved and drive down their recruitment costs. Thirty of those places are already under contract.

Phil Haynes, Director of AllianceQ, explains that his focus is now on the next step in the organization's strategy; "the Alliance's goal is to provide its members with a zero cost recruitment solution for three out of every five jobs by the end of 2009." He continues, "in the current economic climate, the timing to execute on this strategy and achieve our goal couldn't be better."

According to 2006 statistics, US employers are locked in a repetitive spending cycle of close to $8 billion a year to attract candidates for their jobs. Haynes believes that the coming year will "bring about a renewed focus on dramatically reducing costs in this area."

A new AllianceQ website was launched this week, to provide improved information for potential new members, and a fresh new experience for job seekers.

About AllianceQ
AllianceQ is collaboration of industry-leading Fortune 500 companies that have come together to build a free, exclusive and continually growing pool of job candidates to drive down their cost of recruiting. AllianceQ members share candidates they cannot hire, and candidates get inside access to members' jobs.

AllianceQ is powered by QuietAgent, an anonymous recruitment agent technology.

For more information, visit: http://www.AllianceQ.com

About QuietAgent
QuietAgent is an anonymous recruitment agent. Candidates complete an anonymous career profile (résumé), and QuietAgent continually keeps an eye out for their next career step. No searching, no job alerts, no applying to jobs - totally anonymous.

Recruiters use QuietAgent to create a search that instantly shortlists, and continually keeps an eye out for, qualified candidates who want the job. No job postings, no applicants, no reading mass résumés.

QuietAgent has offices in San Diego, Chicago, New York and Auckland New Zealand.

For more information, visit http://www.QuietAgent.com

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