September 26, 2011 08:00 ET

JobOn to Present Video Job-Interview Technology at Digital East 2011 Conference

Online Capability Brings Convenience, Efficiency to Job Seekers and Employers

LEESBURG, VA--(Marketwire - Sep 26, 2011) - Traditional job searching, interviewing and hiring is a backwards process that is undergoing a transformation, a certainty that will be demonstrated at the Digital East 2011 conference September 28-29 at the Sheraton Premiere Tysons Corner hotel.

JobOn co-founder and CEO Jody Presti will show how his company's technology is changing the way that retailers, restaurants and food service companies hire hourly employment. JobOn is one of only a dozen selected to present at the conference's DEMO Showcase, which will be heard by 800-plus attendees including interactive marketers, senior Internet executives, online strategists, web entrepreneurs, bloggers, designers, usability experts and other new media professionals.

JobOn combines employment listings with the ability for applicants to submit a recorded video interview. They answer a few common interview questions via a webcam or smart phone, and then click to send the responses to employers with jobs to fill. For job seekers, this saves the time and cost of going to each employer to fill out a paper application and then scheduling an interview. At the same time, for less than the cost of a classified ad, employers get to pre-screen applicants before calling them for a second, face-to-face interview. JobOn hosts the videos, which are free for job seekers.

Says Presti, "Employers know within a few seconds if someone is a good fit, so we put the interview first to prevent employers from wasting time on paper applications and inappropriate interviews."

The market for this technology is significant: there are 80 million employees and nine million workplaces that hire for retail, restaurant and other food services. Turnover ranges from 70 to 200 percent each year, which often leads managers to make "panic hires" that don't last.

About JobOn
Web and video technology from JobOn simplifies the job-matching process for the nearly 80 million employees and nine million workplaces that hire for retail, restaurants and grocery stores. Using recorded video, job seekers apply for multiple jobs from a webcam or smart phone, while employers pre-screen them to more readily find the best candidates. The results are less time spent on finding the right fit, less turnover and lower costs.

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