May 14, 2013 08:00 ET

JobOn Launches Mobile App for Job Seekers to Apply by Video

Recruiters, Employers Evaluating Applicants Who Access Web by Mobile Devices

ANNAPOLIS, MD--(Marketwired - May 14, 2013) - Hourly job seekers can introduce and differentiate themselves to employers by recording a video with a mobile application from JobOn, the provider of video-enabled job application technology.

The new application, which is offered in the Apple, Amazon, and Google app stores for various video-enabled Apple, Amazon, and Android devices, allows seekers to record a video application and submit it to employers. Employers are notified, and then can review the responses and can contact the best seekers to continue the hiring process.

Says JobOn CEO Jody Presti about the state of hiring in the retail and restaurant segment, "Finding good hires for hourly positions is no longer just a matter of timing when a manager has a spare few minutes and happens to meet a walk-in candidate. We have solved this long-standing problem because we give seekers a convenient way to apply and employers a meaningful way to interview candidates on their schedule, so we've streamlined the process."

Many retailers, restaurants and other businesses still use paper job applications or their own online form that delay the all-important interview where employers make hiring decisions based on seekers' enthusiasm, poise and knowledge of the job, which now is accomplished via video, asynchronously, without the burden of scheduling and traveling.

Continues Presti, "The only access point to the web for many of these applicants is mobile, so we are opening the door for them to find a job quickly and for employers to tap and assess a large pool of applicants they may not otherwise have reached."

The release of the mobile application fits well with consumer preferences and the direction of the market for mobile video. By the end of this year there will be more mobile devices than people on the planet according to one report, and within four years two-thirds of mobile data traffic will be video.

About JobOn
JobOn allows employers to reduce the time spent finding and hiring hourly staff by 75%. For retail, restaurant and hospitality firms with high turnover, JobOn-enabled recorded videos via webcam or mobile device simplify the interview and hiring processes for seekers and employers, and lower recruitment costs.

Contact Information

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    Chris Ourand
    (443) 481-8866