Are you looking for a job near your neighborhood?

Let's say your name is Mary Lou and you're a former Olympic champion, but you would like to move back home and start a new career. All you have to do is type in your hometown, state and add .jobs, and you've got opportunities! Watch the .JOBS Update to learn more!

The .JOBS development team has released over 2,500 new local domains, focused around towns, to expand our own syndication list. Type in your hometown, followed by the state – no dashes needed - followed by .jobs. Check out FairmontWestVirginia.jobs to see an example.

In other local news, one of DirectEmployers' Member companies, AT&T, utilized their .JOBS site in a creative effort to reach veterans. AT&T made local news in Arkansas for announcing 75 open positions throughout the state, as well as a national initiative to hire 5,000 veterans and their family members over the next 5 years. How did they use .JOBS to help veterans find the right jobs? By using the military crosswalk – it matches military skills and training with career opportunities at AT&T. For a link to this story, DirectEmployers Members can visit the Pipeline.

Remember Mary Lou from Fairmont, West Virginia? Well, she won't be heading home anytime soon. In fact, Mary Lou Retton will be one of the keynote speakers at DirectEmployers 2013 Annual Meeting & Conference. We'll also be talking more about how your organization can use .JOBS to reach potential candidates. For more information, visit DEAM13.directemployers.org.

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