New Service Helps Cut Through the Stack of Resumes To Find Qualified Hourly Employees

Online job hunting is more popular than ever, with job seekers heading to the Internet to search job openings on Monster and Indeed. For most businesses, this means a pool of easy-to-reach workers who search online job listings daily. But for small businesses in need of hourly workers, these sites can be frustrating, as workers scroll through pages of salaried and contract positions looking for one local job that fits their needs.

Traditionally, small businesses have relied on walk-in applicants and classified ads to fill open slots. But these methods seem dated by today’s standards. Small businesses need a way to reach all of those hourly workers without forcing them to weed through all those other postings. Those business owners also need a way to narrow down the field of candidates to only those most qualified to fill a posted position.

In late April, Jobaline stepped up to help businesses reach the 74 million hourly employees in America today. But the site goes beyond simply offering job postings. Jobaline provides a screening service that ensures each candidate meets a business’s basic criteria. Since many hiring managers spend hours going through job applicants, screening candidates, and conducting interviews, Jobaline’s service is able to free up time by doing some of that pre-screening work for businesses.

“Jobaline is a platform specifically designed for the needs of the hourly jobs segment, where actual interviews are a better pre-screening tool than stand-alone resumes and application forms,” said Jobaline co-founder and CEO Luis Salazar. “During our one-month beta period, which ran from mid-March to mid-April, we found that for businesses posting across industries — from fast food chains to retail sales and business administration — hiring managers received hundreds of applications, each within 2 days of posting a job. That volume of applicants can be completely overwhelming for a store or program manager who is tasked with hiring in addition to doing his own job.”

Jobaline found that during the beta trial period, Jobaline was able to save hiring managers hours of work by conducting thousands of interviews each week. Because Jobaline is bilingual, Spanish candidates can apply, as well. Jobaline has also built in the ability for workers to apply via tablet or smartphone, integrating with social media sites and job boards to help employers find candidates through referrals and connections. Job postings and pre-screenings are free. Employers only pay for contact information on those pre-screened applicants that have captured their interest.

Currently, Jobaline is being tested in Seattle and Miami, with plans to expand in the near future. Job seekers can use Jobaline for free–they need only go to and search through jobs created using the Jobaline platform. Those jobs may be aggregated from online classified ads, job posting sites, or even traditional print media. Workers can even apply for a job via text message or online without having to worry about ads.

To learn more about Jobaline, visit and click “Try it now.” You’ll be able to choose from a selection of pre-screening criteria to ensure you hear from only those applicants who meet your minimum requirements.

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Stephanie Faris

Stephanie is a freelance writer and young adult/middle grade novelist, who worked in information systems for more than a decade. Her first book, 30 Days of No Gossip, will be released by Simon and Schuster in spring 2014. She lives in Nashville with her husband.

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