Welcome!

News Feed Item

Glassdoor Launches Free Job Explorer(SM) to Help Americans Easily Map Job Opportunities Near and Far

New Interactive Tool Helps Job Seekers Quickly Pinpoint Available In-Demand Jobs as an Individual or as a Couple, and Identify Alternate Career Paths

SAUSALITO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 07/22/14 -- Despite improvements in unemployment rates, one in three (33 percent) of the 9.5 million unemployed Americans are classified as long-term unemployed (jobless for 27 weeks or more), according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Yet, the same agency reports 4.6 million job openings in the U.S. as of May 2014, but where exactly are these jobs? This is a problem many job seekers face when trying to find work for which they are qualified -- until now.

Glassdoor, the leading jobs and career community, today revealed Job Explorer, a free visualization search tool that makes it easier for Americans to pinpoint the best job opportunities by city, county and state, and uncover other possible career paths.

Job Explorer offers a new way to search for jobs, using an interactive U.S. map, so job seekers can see the greatest job opportunities where they live, or where they might be willing to commute or move. Regions with the highest job opportunities are determined by density of relevant job listings, population and the unemployment rate in each area. The color-coded map makes it easy to distinguish the locations with the greatest opportunities -- the darker the highlighted region on the map, the greater the opportunity to find work.

For dual-income households, Job Explorer can perform two job searches at the same time, identifying regions throughout the U.S. offering the best combined opportunities for the couple. For example, if one job seeker is a nurse and their partner is a teacher, the Job Explorer map highlights where in the country these jobs are more widely available for both.

In addition, Glassdoor goes one step further and provides job seekers customized suggestions on alternate jobs and career possibilities, based on analysis of millions of resumes in Glassdoor's growing database that looks at the career progression of those with similar qualifications and work history. Within this, job seekers will also see the percentage of how many people have gone on to work each alternate job, along with the national average base salary for each. For example, if someone searches for a warehouse worker job, the progression tool suggests other jobs like security officer in which 10 percent of warehouse workers transition to a security officer role and earn an average annual base salary of $28,290.

"We believe Glassdoor will help Americans get back to work by offering successful career models, and better tools and insights into where the best opportunities lie," said Robert Hohman, Glassdoor CEO and co-founder. "We are focused on closing the gap between those looking for jobs and those with jobs to offer, which can ultimately boost our nation's economy."

The Glassdoor Job Explorer is the direct result of a challenge presented to the company's data science and engineering teams acknowledging the ongoing struggles job seekers were having discovering relevant jobs. During a hackathon, the Glassdoor team architected the prototype and then incorporated feedback from job seekers and partners. This included sharing the early beta in a private brainstorming event at the White House last month. Based on the early efforts, earlier this month, Vice President Joe Biden touted Glassdoor as "an entrepreneurial company that has expanded on the traditional model of job posting websites."

Glassdoor's mission is to help people everywhere find jobs and companies they love. With more than 23 million members in 190 countries, Glassdoor is one of the largest jobs communities and recruiting platforms globally with a proprietary and growing database of jobs, employee-generated reviews and ratings, and companies.

MULTIMEDIA, INTERVIEWS & LINK: For more information, including images, a demo or an interview, please contact [email protected]. To embed or view the Glassdoor Job Explorer video, please see video: http://bit.ly/1zYGeae. Check out Glassdoor Job Explorer by following this link: http://www.glassdoor.com/jobs/explorer.

About Glassdoor
Glassdoor is the world's most transparent career community that is changing the way people find jobs and companies recruit top talent. Founded in 2007, Glassdoor offers members the latest job listings, as well as access to proprietary employee-generated content including company-specific ratings and reviews, salary reports, CEO approval ratings, interview questions and reviews, office photos and more. Members also have the ability to see Inside Connections™ at particular companies via their Facebook network. In addition, thousands of employers are using Glassdoor for Employers to support their recruiting and employment branding efforts. Glassdoor, which won the 2013 Webby Award for Best Employment Site, is one of the most popular mobile job apps on iOS and Android platforms. Glassdoor is backed by Benchmark, Sutter Hill Ventures, Battery Ventures, DAG Ventures, Dragoneer Investment Group and Tiger Global. More information about Glassdoor can be found on the Glassdoor Blog, Glassdoor for Employers Blog and by following the company on Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and LinkedIn.

Glassdoor.com is a registered trademark of Glassdoor, Inc.

Embedded Video Available

Image Available: http://www2.marketwire.com/mw/frame_mw?attachid=2643174
Image Available: http://www2.marketwire.com/mw/frame_mw?attachid=2643177
Image Available: http://www2.marketwire.com/mw/frame_mw?attachid=2643180
Embedded Video Available: http://www2.marketwire.com/mw/frame_mw?attachid=2643181

More Stories By Marketwired .

Copyright © 2009 Marketwired. All rights reserved. All the news releases provided by Marketwired are copyrighted. Any forms of copying other than an individual user's personal reference without express written permission is prohibited. Further distribution of these materials is strictly forbidden, including but not limited to, posting, emailing, faxing, archiving in a public database, redistributing via a computer network or in a printed form.

Latest Stories
DevOps is often described as a combination of technology and culture. Without both, DevOps isn't complete. However, applying the culture to outdated technology is a recipe for disaster; as response times grow and connections between teams are delayed by technology, the culture will die. A Nutanix Enterprise Cloud has many benefits that provide the needed base for a true DevOps paradigm. In his Day 3 Keynote at 20th Cloud Expo, Chris Brown, a Solutions Marketing Manager at Nutanix, will explore t...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Super Micro Computer, Inc., a global leader in compute, storage and networking technologies, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Supermicro (NASDAQ: SMCI), the leading innovator in high-performance, high-efficiency server technology, is a premier provider of advanced server Building Block Solutions® for Data Center, Cloud Computing, Enterprise IT, Hadoop/...
IBM helps FinTechs and financial services companies build and monetize cognitive-enabled financial services apps quickly and at scale. Hosted on IBM Bluemix, IBM’s platform builds in customer insights, regulatory compliance analytics and security to help reduce development time and testing. In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Tom Eck, Industry Platforms CTO at IBM Cloud, will discuss how these tools simplify the time-consuming tasks of selection, mapping and data integration, allowing developers ...
Regardless of what business you’re in, it’s increasingly a software-driven business. Consumers’ rising expectations for connected digital and physical experiences are driving what some are calling the "Customer Experience Challenge.” In his session at @DevOpsSummit at 20th Cloud Expo, Marco Morales, Director of Global Solutions at CollabNet, will discuss how organizations are increasingly adopting a discipline of Value Stream Mapping to ensure that the software they are producing is poised to o...
This talk centers around how to automate best practices in a multi-/hybrid-cloud world based on our work with customers like GE, Discovery Communications and Fannie Mae. Today’s enterprises are reaping the benefits of cloud computing, but also discovering many risks and challenges. In the age of DevOps and the decentralization of IT, it’s easy to over-provision resources, forget that instances are running, or unintentionally expose vulnerabilities.
In order to meet the rapidly changing demands of today’s customers, companies are continually forced to redefine their business strategies in order to meet these needs, stay relevant and continue to see profitable growth. IoT deployment and development is integral in this transformation, and today businesses are increasingly seeing the value of investing their resources into IoT deployments. These technologies are able increase ROI through projects such as connecting supply chains or enabling sm...
With major technology companies and startups seriously embracing Cloud strategies, now is the perfect time to attend @CloudExpo | @ThingsExpo, June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY and October 31 - November 2, 2017, Santa Clara Convention Center, CA. Learn what is going on, contribute to the discussions, and ensure that your enterprise is on the right path to Digital Transformation.
Interested in leveling up on your Cloud Foundry skills? Join IBM for Cloud Foundry Days on June 7 at Cloud Expo New York at the Javits Center in New York City. Cloud Foundry Days is a free half day educational conference and networking event. Come find out why Cloud Foundry is the industry's fastest-growing and most adopted cloud application platform.
Most DevOps journeys involve several phases of maturity. Research shows that the inflection point where organizations begin to see maximum value is when they implement tight integration deploying their code to their infrastructure. Success at this level is the last barrier to at-will deployment. Storage, for instance, is more capable than where we read and write data. In his session at @DevOpsSummit at 20th Cloud Expo, Josh Atwell, a Developer Advocate for NetApp, will discuss the role and value...
Multiple data types are pouring into IoT deployments. Data is coming in small packages as well as enormous files and data streams of many sizes. Widespread use of mobile devices adds to the total. In this power panel at @ThingsExpo, moderated by Conference Chair Roger Strukhoff, panelists will look at the tools and environments that are being put to use in IoT deployments, as well as the team skills a modern enterprise IT shop needs to keep things running, get a handle on all this data, and deli...
SYS-CON Events announced today that SoftLayer, an IBM Company, has been named “Gold Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 18th Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York, New York. SoftLayer, an IBM Company, provides cloud infrastructure as a service from a growing number of data centers and network points of presence around the world. SoftLayer’s customers range from Web startups to global enterprises.
Cloud promises the agility required by today’s digital businesses. As organizations adopt cloud based infrastructures and services, their IT resources become increasingly dynamic and hybrid in nature. Managing these require modern IT operations and tools. In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Raj Sundaram, Senior Principal Product Manager at CA Technologies, will discuss how to modernize your IT operations in order to proactively manage your hybrid cloud and IT environments. He will be sharing bes...
In his opening keynote at 20th Cloud Expo, Michael Maximilien, Research Scientist, Architect, and Engineer at IBM, will motivate why realizing the full potential of the cloud and social data requires artificial intelligence. By mixing Cloud Foundry and the rich set of Watson services, IBM's Bluemix is the best cloud operating system for enterprises today, providing rapid development and deployment of applications that can take advantage of the rich catalog of Watson services to help drive insigh...
Cloud applications are seeing a deluge of requests to support the exploding advanced analytics market. “Open analytics” is the emerging strategy to deliver that data through an open data access layer, in the cloud, to be directly consumed by external analytics tools and popular programming languages. An increasing number of data engineers and data scientists use a variety of platforms and advanced analytics languages such as SAS, R, Python and Java, as well as frameworks such as Hadoop and Spark...
Existing Big Data solutions are mainly focused on the discovery and analysis of data. The solutions are scalable and highly available but tedious when swapping in and swapping out occurs in disarray and thrashing takes place. The resolution for thrashing through machine learning algorithms and support nomenclature is through simple techniques. Organizations that have been collecting large customer data are increasingly seeing the need to use the data for swapping in and out and thrashing occurs ...