Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Updates in Charlotte Employment Guide

Even though it's the summer, that doesn't mean that we're going to wind down much. There has been a bunch of different things going on and I thought I'd take a few moments to fill everyone in.

Win a Gas Card Contest
Gas prices have been on the rise. I know I nearly flipped when I saw gas for the first time yesterday over $4 a gallon. Some people say it's just going to continue to rise and I've heard other financial predictions that it'll go down eventually. Either way we decided to do something to help. We're going to give away a $50 gas card every week to a randomly drawn name. The contest starts July 1st. Now you can find a new job and we will help you with the gas to get there.

To enter just use the Chat Box to the right in the sidebar. You'll need to type in and enter your Name, Telephone Number and Email address. (If it says we're offline, that's ok. We'll still get your entry.) Only enter once and you have to be 16 years or older to win. If you try and enter more than once, it's in vain because we're not going to count multiple entries. Each week we will randomly choose a winner. We will list your name in our "list of winners" in our publication and online. Your contact information will only be used to contact you if you're the winner. So you can get a job on and now we'll help you get there each week. Any questions you can send to but we're only accepting entries through the Chat box.

Hospitality Virtual Job Fair
This industry has consistently been in the top 10 keywords of our online searches and we've seen approximately 3,200 online applications completed in our hospitality database last year. If you're looking for a job in hospitality, including food and beverage service, hotel or resort jobs, room service or other housekeeping jobs - from now until June 25th we're having a Hospitality Virtual Job Fair. So CLICK HERE to check that out!

It's a growing industry - even despite the dismal economy reports. has set up some key partnerships with American Hotel & Lodging Association, ProStart Program, American Resort Development Association, the National Restaurant Association and others! Also if you're recruiting in the hospitality industry, ask about our discounts for American Hotel & Lodging Association members.

National SHRM Conference: Chicago
The National Society of Human Resource Management 2008 Conference in Chicago is fast approaching. Be sure if you're attending to check out The Employment Guide's booth. And whether you're going or not, we'd love to get your input. We're conducting a survey of Hourly Recruiting Managers so that we can better serve your needs. Visit our site: to find out our booth information and to complete our survey.

Wiser Worker Blog Launch
Not long ago we launched to target the older worker. Now we have launched the WiserWorker Blog. This will hopefully become a valuable resource for recruiters looking to hire and job seekers in the mature worker demographic. We've partnered with the AARP Foundation and have a group of bloggers that will be posting about the various issues that this demographic faces in the job search and the workplace.

Lynx Station Distribution
We're increasing our distribution. You can now find The Employment Guide publication at many of the Lynx light rail stations in Charlotte. Now on your ride you can read about available jobs in the Charlotte area. We're also posting our weekly publication online so if we have another hot week, you can sit in the comfort of your A/C and check out the ads in our paper on our blog.

1 comment:

Greg said...

Love the gas card idea! It would be great to land a new career and be able to drive there the first week for free!