Glassdoor releases new tools to help people get hired during the COVID-19 pandemic

The job search engine unveiled its coronavirus-dedicated job search hub and free virtual event to help people find employment.

Glassdoor released new product features to help job seekers and employers during the coronavirus[1] crisis. The tools include a COVID-19[2]-dedicated job search hub, a hiring surge explorer, a library of tips and advice, and a free virtual event on how to prepare for a job search.  

The job search engine also announced COVID-19 company updates, a hiring surge badge, and a library of advice and guides dedicated to employers during this time. 

SEE: Virtual hiring tips for job seekers and recruiters (free PDF)[3] (TechRepublic)

As organizations freeze hiring, furlough employees, or endure layoffs, US employment has been put through the wringer because of coronavirus. In March, the unemployment rate jumped to 4.4%[4] and a record 6.6 million people filed for unemployment[5] claims. 

“Some of the greatest challenges facing job seekers during these tough times include not knowing what job opportunities are even available, or where to focus their job search,” said Annie Pearl, Glassdoor’s chief product officer, in a press release[6]

“We are aiming to help solve those challenges by connecting people with the most timely and relevant job opportunities available,” Pearl said. “In addition, we’re enabling employers with new tools to help them clearly communicate how they’re responding to the crisis and how they’re supporting their own workforce.” 

Tools for job seekers and employees 

Glassdoor’s job search hub[7] is dedicated to those looking for work during COVID-19. The tool helps users focus their search on the latest job openings across industries and companies that are actively hiring. The job search feeds include in-demand jobs, work from home jobs, companies with hiring surges or specialized industry-related jobs–in one hub. 

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