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Cincinnati JobMatch Registers 25,600 Applications in First Eight Weeks

Cincinnati JobMatch — The Cincinnati Enquirer, The Cincinnati Post and Cincinnati.Com’s new job-finding service announced today that the service has registered more than 25,600 applications of people seeking hourly, non-exempt positions throughout the Tristate region.

The eight-week-old service links applicants seeking hourly positions with employers. Applicants apply via telephone or the Internet. Employers quickly access and search the database of more than 200 job categories for candidates with experience to fill their open positions. The result is that employers can fill jobs faster, thus reducing overtime, downtime and lost sales opportunities.

“I found lots of interesting candidates … it is very easy to use and I found that most of the time, the candidates’ experience fit well with the category,” said Kelly Hast, Recruiter (National Sales Division) for the Cintas Corporation, one of over 300 Cincinnati-area employers already using the service.

“Cincinnati JobMatch served our recruitment needs well,” said Rick Steinau, president of Greenlon. “In looking for a customer service rep with a pleasant phone voice, we were able to actually listen to each of the applicants — making our search faster and easier. Once we found some ideal candidates, we conducted phone interviews and found a terrific match … Cincinnati JobMatch works wonders!”

Jackie Caldwell, customer service representative, who was hired through Cincinnati JobMatch, said: “I didn’t realize how fast things could happen for me when I called Cincinnati JobMatch. I applied right over the phone, and it was easy. Soon after, I received a call … Now I am a customer service rep and really enjoy my new job. Thanks, Cincinnati JobMatch!”

Jackie Caldwell’s application was one of more than 30,000 profile searches made by Cincinnati area employers in the last few weeks.

Tom Smith, classified advertising director for The Cincinnati Enquirer, The Cincinnati Post and Cincinnati.Com, said: “The net result is employers are filling positions with less downtime and total cost, and applicants find it easier to present their skills to prospective employers. We’re very excited to be linking Greater Cincinnati’s best employers with Cincinnati’s best candidates.”

The Cincinnati Enquirer is the region’s leading daily newspaper with a readership of 508,600 and is one of the 95 U.S. newspapers owned by the Gannett Co. Inc. (GCI), publisher of USA TODAY. The Cincinnati Post is one of 20 newspapers owned by The E.W. Scripps Co, Inc. (SSP), a diversified media company whose properties include Home & Garden Television and other networks. The two companies jointly publish Cincinnati.Com, the region’s leading local Web site and home on the Web of The Enquirer, The Post and WCPO-TV.