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CareerBuilder launches mobile app for employers

The smartphone space is flooded with apps for job seekers, but yesterday an iPhone application for employers made its debut.

Job site CareerBuilder’s app, called CareerBuilder for Employers, is being touted as the first of its kind because only hiring managers and HR reps at companies can access its solutions.

Within the app, employers can sync directly to their existing CareerBuilder accounts and gain access to job applicants.

They can email, call, or send a letter to applicants, save a candidate to a folder in their CareerBuilder account for later review, and sign up to receive push notifications when new applications are available for review.

According to a new study by CareerBuilder, if you’re not utilizing the power of mobile apps, you’re missing out on a big opportunity.

A 2011 nationwide CareerBuilder study of 2,600 employers and 5,000 workers found that nearly one-in-five, 18 to 34-year-old job seekers reported they search for jobs and research companies using mobile devices.

But when it comes to communicating to this audience, the majority of employers (70 percent) reported that their corporate career site is not mobile-friendly.

“Being able to reach potential employees wherever you are provides a whole new level of speed, efficiency and convenience to recruitment,” said Brent Rasmussen, President of CareerBuilder North America. “Our new app is designed to help employers quickly connect with the fast-growing population of mobile job seekers and get a leg up on the competition for talent.”

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