Kontacs Helps Recruiters and Employers Post Jobs Free and Save During A Tough Economic Climate

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Amidst economic turmoil and discouragingly high unemployment rates a new San Jose based dot com start-up is on a social mission to connect job seekers and employers with its free platform.

People needed to find jobs and I knew that the layoffs here were a reflection of what was happening across the country in almost every business and industry sector, not just IT

Kontacs.com, Inc., launches a website to help both employers and job seekers make the most of tight economic times with free job postings, and free job search, not just as a promotion, but everyday.

"I began this site in response to the downsizing of staffs and layoffs that were happening all around me in the IT sector," said Gary Dhaliwal, founder and CEO of Kontacs. "People needed to find jobs and I knew that the layoffs here were a reflection of what was happening across the country in almost every business and industry sector, not just IT," he said.

"I thought it was important to establish a robust platform for a national job site that would help bring more employers and job seekers together," Dhaliwal added. "By making the service free and easy to use for both sides, posting fees would no longer be an issue for small business owners or recruiters for larger companies.

Post jobs free on Kontacs means that jobs are exposed to over 20 million job seekers. Each listing on Kontacts is also distributed to other sites including Indeed, SimplyHired, Jobster, MySpace Jobs, Lycos Classifieds, and BusinessWeek. By providing a high level of service for free Kontacts.com's goal is to attract the maximum number of job postings for job seekers who use the site.

"In the current economic climate it is essential that an individual who is out of work have ways to place their resume for free in front of as many prospective employers as possible," said Dhaliwal. "It makes me feel good that we are helping to make this happen and that our job reach is national."

The Bureau of Labor Statistics of the U.S. Department of Labor reported earlier this month that 14.7 million Americans are unemployed and that the unemployment rate of 9.5 percent have seen little change since June. The number of long-term unemployed (those jobless for 27 weeks or more) increased by 433,000 over the month to 4.4 million. In June, 3 in 10 unemployed persons were jobless for 27 weeks or more.

"Companies appreciate the fact that we provide a quality service that saves both time and recruiting dollars," said Dhaliwal. "Human resources managers are often short staffed these days and small business owners are continually overwhelmed by what they have to accomplish on any given day. We become a valued resource to them for recruiting.

About Kontacs.com, Inc.
Kontacs.com is a San Jose, CA based job board that provides a free platform where job seekers can find their next job and where employers can fill their open positions with qualified job candidates. The site was created to maximize contacts and job potential for individuals looking for work, while providing an exceptional level of service free to companies who post jobs.

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