StartWire Closes Black Hole with Job Application Update Engine

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New jobs platform allows job seekers to get daily updates on job applications from more than 1500 employers.

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Job Seekers spend countless hours applying for jobs and to their great frustration rarely hear back from employers...StartWire solves this problem.

StartWire™ (http://www.startwire.com) - a start-up focused on radically improving job search – today announced the beta release of its application update engine that allows job seekers to get daily updates on their job applications from more than 1,500 employers.

"Job Seekers spend countless hours applying for jobs and to their great frustration rarely hear back from employers," says Chris Forman, CEO & Founder of StartWire™. "The great irony is that many companies actually provide application status information to job seekers. Sadly, this information is obscured in complex and confusing career sites. StartWire solves this problem by making access to this data fast and simple."

StartWire's™ application update engine is free, easy to set-up, and works across all industries and functions. A user simply shares some basic information about where they've applied and their application. After that, StartWire provides daily updates for all 'tracked' applications and instantly notifies the user with an email or text message alert if their job status changes. Today's release supports more than 1,500 employers with that number growing to more than 5,000 in the coming weeks and months.

"StartWire™ is game-changing, " says Laura M. Labovich, Founder of Aspire! Empower, Career Strategy Group, and former Recruiter with Walt Disney World and America Online, Inc. "It empowers job seekers to have knowledge about their candidacy that they would not otherwise have; knowledge that was once considered impossible to unearth. This ability to make the black hole obsolete allows job seekers to know exactly where they stand with employers, gives job seekers more control over their job search campaign, and empowers them to spend their time in more meaningful and productive ways. This kind of transparency between employer and candidate is unprecedented!"

StartWire™StartWire also boasts a suite of other innovative tools to radically improve job search including:

**Social & behavioral job discovery: StartWire's™ job search engine allows users to discover jobs they like based on their actual job application history as well as where they have personal or professional connections.

**Confidential Networking & Activity Sharing: StartWire™ allows users to confidentially share their job search activity with a few trusted friends to get their advice, inside connections, and support. Using what's called a Postcard, users can share their interest in a specific job or their complete job search history and receive confidential advice and connections without the risk of data being shared on more public social platforms.

**Free, Expert Advice: StartWire™ also offers FREE expert advice from a stable of world-class job search experts. Inside StartWire, you can ask questions about any job application and get private, on-target advice from experienced job search coaches in the business.

StartWire™ completed a closed Beta in Q4 of 2010 and is now in open release.

StartWire™ is the 1st product commercialized by StartDate Labs™ - a recruiting and job search technology incubator that recently raised $750,000 in seed funding led by Terry Terhark (CEO of The RightThing, the largest pure-play recruitment outsourcing firm in North America) and Steve Pogorzelski (former President of Monster.com and current CEO of Clickfuel). StartDate Labs is headquartered in Lebanon, NH.

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