The Employment Development Department in your state is charged with helping to find the unemployed a new position.
These resumes are free and there is no cost to the employer to use these resources. You might be thinking Yea! more free resumes but there are however some things you should be aware of before you use this resource.
Many states require you to prove you are a real employer before you are given access to the database. The reason is because there is private contact info in these databases and certain scurrilous individuals have been known to abuse the privilege of having this information
The second thing you should know is that these people are unemployed for a number of reasons ranging from a simple layoff to just released from rehab or prison. The state does not discriminate and nor should you but you should be aware of what you are getting.
Some companies have jobs that could provide an opportunity for someone coming out of prison to rehabilitate themselves. Some do not. Sometimes there are tax benefits to hiring these types of people. The best policy is know what you are getting and ask a lot of questions.
Tip: The best way to use this resource is to get to know some of the job counselors in your local office. They often know which candidates are the good ones.
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The third thing you should know is that the search capability in many of these databases is not very advanced. That means you are looking at a lot of screening to find the nuggets.
Finally, it has been my experience that like everything else in this world there are gems to be found. You just need to know what you are getting.
Here's the listing by state. Good luck and happy hunting!
Employer Development Department to Free Resumes
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