LAS VEGAS, Jan 08, 2014 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Today, at the 2014 International CES(R), leaders from top U.S. technology industry trade associations announced the launch of USTechVets.org, an online community to connect the one million service members who are transitioning back into civilian life to employment opportunities within the technology industry. Sponsored by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)(R), the Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC) and Monster Worldwide, Inc Monster.com, U.S. Tech Vets’ seeks to facilitate veterans’ transition to civilian careers, reduce veteran unemployment and provide America’s veteran workforce access to jobs within the technology industry. Owned and produced by CEA, the 2014 CES, the world’s gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies, runs Tuesday, January 7 through Friday, January 10. Read more
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Expanding its growing adoption in the U.S. among enterprise companies and staffing firms, Monster, the worldwide leader in successfully connecting people to job opportunities and flagship brand of Monster Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: MWW) today announced the launch of SeeMore(TM) in France, the first semantic search and workforce analytics recruitment platform available in the French market. Powered by Monster’s 6Sense(TM) semantic search technology, SeeMore offers employers a powerful solution to reduce recruitment costs and improve hiring efficiency and effectiveness.
“SeeMore provides the focus for recruitment teams to build relationships and manage talent, which in turn empowers them with actionable information and predictive workforce analytics to grow their business,” said Mark Conway, Chief Information Officer, Monster Worldwide. “Companies who can crack the code of managing their data in recruitment will improve efficiency and cost per hire, gain knowledge to make strategic business and hiring decisions, and ultimately achieve the competitive edge they’re after.” Read more
Luceo Solutions has released the details of the latest version of Luceo TAS, a semantic recruiting software: “With this new version 3.3 release, Luceo makes it even easier for employers to hire great talent with enhanced parsing, searching and matching capabilities, social sourcing functionality, electronic forms administration and upgrades to the interface that place more features one click or less away. As competition for top candidates only becomes more intense, it can be difficult for growing companies to recruit qualified individuals… With the new release of Luceo TAS, the company makes it easy for companies to compete for the best talent through a number of new enhancements that give them precise matches for their open positions.” Read more
Sudy Bharadwaj has written a new article for the Huffington Post that explores how improved job search is combating unemployment. He writes, “With so many Americans willing and able to work, it should be simple for recruiters, human resource professionals and hiring managers to find qualified talent to fill job openings. But companies are increasingly complaining that they simply can’t find workers with the right skills to fill their job vacancies, especially when it comes to our country’s abundance of high-skill jobs in technology, engineering, healthcare, and other fields… In reality, workers’ qualifications and company blunders caused by overwork and growing stress in the workplace have little to do with connecting job seekers and jobs. What’s really happening is that job seekers — employed, unemployed, or underemployed — are being underserved by the job search options available to them.” Read more
Careerimp has created a new semantically-powered service to help job seekers find positions that match their unique personality. Sarah Mitroff of VentureBeat reports, “Careerimp figured out that job hunting is hard and launched ApplyApp.ly, a job search tool that matches you with job postings based on your Myers-Briggs personality type and your LinkedIn profile. You probably remember the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator from freshman psych in college. The assessment was designed to pinpoint your attitudes, functions, and lifestyle… ApplyApp.ly hopes that by using a psychological metric to find job matches, people will weed out irrelevant jobs from their hunt.” Read more
Monster has signed a $20 million deal with the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) in the United Kingdom. Under the deal, Monster will provided “managed online vacancy listing, filling and automated job matching service”, Monster.co.uk announced on its site today.” Monster CEO Sal Iannuzzi commented, “In Europe we are optimistic about building a meaningful business with European governments. Last year, we started an effort to expand out successful U.S. government business on a global basis. Just this week we completed a major new contract with the DWP valued in excess of $20 million. This is an important, initial accomplishment in developing a global government business.” Read more
Montreal based startup Jobbook is utilizing semantic analysis to pair job seekers with jobs rather than forcing job seekers to search endlessly for appropriate work. With over 6,000 members in less than two months, Jobbook “benefits both the potential employee and the corporation involved, which is a step forward in the human resources automation world. The service is completely free for job seekers and students who can remain completely anonymous until they actively express interest in becoming hired for a position.” Read more
A short while ago, we reported that Monster.com brought semantics to its platform. Now Monster has gone a step further: “Monster.com is getting into the cloud-computing mix with a new ‘semantic search and analytics platform’ service called SeeMore, which it launched on Thursday morning. Merging two hot capabilities —
cloud-based delivery and analytics — makes a lot of sense for Monster, which no doubt supplies many companies with a lot of data in the form of resumes. Giving them a relatively pain-free way to make the most of that information only makes Monster that much more valuable.” Read more
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As we get ready to celebrate the July 4 holiday here in the States, there’s a lot to cheer for about how the Semantic Web can be a force for good when it comes to creating an informed and empowered populace upon which democracy depends. Examples of this include the work being done by the Tetherless World Constellation at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute to translate open government datasets into RDF and create applications using linked government data (read more here); and work by the Sunlight Foundation, which does things such as make semantic information in its OpenCongress wiki available via an API with the help of the Semantic MediaWiki extension.
The departure of Vivek Kundra as federal CIO that takes effect in August – together with the planned funding cuts to e-government initiatives, such as the Data.gov open data effort – may take its toll on the data that’s available to Semantic Web initiatives at the federal level. On the other hand, states themselves are plowing ahead, most recently with the launch of the State of Illinois Open Data site that’s built on Socrata’s platform. Socrata supports a number of different formats for developers, RDF among them, with its Open API. Cities won’t be left out of the mix, either, with New York, San Francisco, and Chicago, to name a few, pursuing this agenda.
But let’s take a moment to look beyond government data.