CareerBuilder, HR tech boss, and KIRO 7 Seattle news station are teaming up to raise awareness of local job opportunities so that people who have lost work due to COVID-19 can find employment in their region on demand. KIRO 7 has incorporated CareerBuilder’s job quest on its website, It promotes the feature during its televised broadcast, calling the attention of viewers to the industries hiring right now and the posts available on CareerBuilder.

Pat Nevin, VP, and GM of KIRO 7, said that early in the COVID-19 pandemic, KIRO 7 promised their viewers that they would provide essential information about jobs in each newscast and the economy. He said that as Western Washington continues in their economic recovery, they will keep reporting these vital issues. He added that they are proud to associate with CareerBuilder to help inform their community of the hundreds of open positions available and enable a platform to help local people quickly find the perfect open position at 

Washington’s state reported the first documented case of Coronavirus in the world, and Seattle has been among the cities, most seriously affected by the virus and its economic effects. More than half a million of the county’s 2.25 million people, or 23%, filed an unemployment claim between early March and the end of October, according to results.

CareerBuilder President Sasha Yablonovsky said that while many people experience joblessness, some industries such as retail, trucking, health care, and tech need qualified candidates. He said that forward-thinking companies are nurturing their talent pipelines to staff up when the time is right. He said that they are working with KIRO 7 to help companies get in front of candidates where they are and help job seekers land meaningful employment. 

CareerBuilder has helped job seekers find their next position through its job site and helped employers develop a healthy, diverse workforce through its solutions for talent acquisition. The business is based on The Great RehireTM, working to provide tools for applicants affected by the pandemic to help them manage the job market and collaborate with employers as they pivot to attract and retain talent.

About CareerBuilder

CareerBuilder is a multinational HR technology company that offers talent development solutions to help employers identify, hire, and outstanding onboard talent and help job seekers grow new skills and progressive careers as the modern world of work shifts. CareerBuilder has 25 years of experience as a talent company that uses technology to bring people into work. It is the only company with technology to establish a connected end-to-end relationship through its online platform and candidates through its job site.

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