New Start-up, Fledgeling, Launches in Washington, D.C.

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Job search and hiring platform, Fledgeling, is designed to help businesses and job seekers alike. Washington, D.C.-based tech start-up, Fledgeling Inc., is launching an innovative and advanced job search and hiring platform Fledgeling.

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Before I came on with Fledgeling, I had used other job search sites with little success...

Unemployment is soaring, but job openings have increased almost fifty percent over the last three years, according to’s Peter Orszag. Why aren’t businesses able to find the right candidates? There are several key trends that may account for this: The first is that traditional job search portals are unaffordable to small businesses who need to recruit new workers, even though small businesses are the source of 49% of private sector jobs.

The second is that post-recession, workers may unable to gain visibility or traction in diverse fields that they may nevertheless be qualified for. Finally, fewer and fewer jobs are standard full-time 9-5 positions. Whether part-time, flex-time, or remote work, it’s next to impossible for a job seeker to effectively filter for jobs that fit their scheduling needs. Employers can find it especially hard to fill seasonal positions for this reason.

Fledgeling is the solution to those problems. Employers can post as many jobs as they want, for free, with rich posting tools including detailed weekly scheduling, to enable matching on a variety of levels. After seeing an overview of a potential candidate's experience, skills, and education, employers pay a small fee only when they wish to connect with that specific candidate. This allows small companies to find the right candidate without all the overhead and uncertainty of traditional pay-to-post sites.

Job seekers can maintain separate profiles for each type of job they are looking for. For instance, a job seeker can have a profile for an HR job, with an outline of all their qualifications and experience, and another profile for seeking night-time restaurant work. Employers only see the profiles related to their job description keywords.

Small businesses, restaurants, and retail shops can specifically look for candidates for their specific schedules (night shifts/day shifts/ certain days of the week, etc.); therefore making it very easy to search for the exact candidate they need.

Richard Wainwright, Product Manager at Fledgeling Inc., hopes Fledgeling will help small businesses find new workers, “Before I came on with Fledgeling, I had used other job search sites with little success. Their exorbitant cost to post made it so that smaller companies weren't able to post their openings. When I was a student looking for a part-time gig, it was always a constant struggle to find a job that worked for me while I was in school."

About Fledgeling
Fledgeling is an innovative and advanced job search and hiring platform that connects job seekers and employers, making it easy to find the right individual to fit your needs. To post a job or a jobseeker profile, visit

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