Oklahoma Entreprenuers Introduce 1st SMS Job Board
April 12, 2010
Submitted by 7 Media Group LLC
Oklahoma Entrepreneurs Introduce the WOrld's First Text Message Job Board, Texting4Jobs
OKLAHOMA CITY (April 12, 2010) – With an estimated 5 billion text messages to be sent in 2010, the world of mobile and SMS is big business. Texting4Jobs is a new job notification service aimed at providing companies a new twist on reaching active job seekers in Oklahoma.
According to Jessica Miller-Merrell, co-founder of Texting4jobs and a nationally recognized recruitment expert, recommends companies consider adapting their recruitment strategies to fit the changing mass communication landscape in order to appeal to a more targeted and technology savvy audience.
“Traditional methods like newspapers, radio, and job boards use a spray and pray method reaching millions of job seekers often with expensive or less than effective results, says Miller-Merrell. “Texting4Jobs aims to change that.”
Texting4Jobs is text message based job notification platform. Job seekers text, “T4J” to 67664 to receive job listings via text. Once registered they choose the city and industry in which they want to receive job alerts. Texting4Jobs offers companies a targeted way to reach active job seekers. The service was launched last week and is offering its services to interested businesses at no charge for 60 days while in beta.
“Ninety-four percent of text messages are read compared to email and direct mail campaigns which average 3%. By targeting their audience businesses make the job hunt easier and convenient for job seekers,” says Miller-Merrell.
Texting4Jobs co-founder and mobile expert, Ron Cariker says, "iPhones have revolutionized the mobile market and how we communicate with one another. Experts like Portio Research anticipate the number of texts to double to 10 trillion by 2014 and the mobile market to grow to $233 billion. That's huge, and Texting4Jobs is working to be a large part of that."
Jessica Miller-Merrell and Ron Cariker are the co-founders of Texting4Jobs. Miller-Merrell is the owner of a full service HR and Recruitment firm, Xceptional HR who has 10 years of experience in the industry. Cariker, is the owner of 7 Media Group and specializes in mobile and SMS platforms and has 11 years of experience working for some of Oklahoma’s largest publishing and radio companies. Job seekers, companies, and the press can visit www.texting4jobs.com to learn more.