New Text Message Service Provides Job Seekers Daily Updates on their Applications from 2,100+ Employers

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StartWire continues to close the 'black hole' with new release that include SMS updates on job applications and a major expansion of employer network.

Job seekers hate the resume black hole.

StartWire™ (http://www.startwire.com), a start-up focused on radically improving job search, today announced a major upgrade that allows job seekers to get daily updates on their job applications from more than 2,100 employers via text message.

“Job seekers hate the 'resume black hole',” says Chris Forman, CEO & Founder of StartWire™. “Today's release builds on StartWire's ability to provide job seekers daily updates on their applications from most of the major employers in North America. By enabling SMS alerts and growing our employer network, we're pushing down the path to making the 'black hole' less dark."

StartWire™ 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 2,150 employers with that number growing to more than 5,000 in the coming 2 months.

StartWire™ includes 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 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™ launched in early 2010 to rave reviews and write-ups in US News & World Report, About.com, ERE, HR Executive Magazine, & Career CrossRoads. StartWire™ is the 1st product commercialized by StartDate Labs™ - a recruiting and job search technology incubator. StartDate Labs is based in Lebanon, NH.

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