<== Site Review (2003-10-14) ==>
Who should pay the cost of employee recruitment? Should it be the employee, who has the most most to gain by finding work? Should it be the employer, who will end up making a return on the employee's labor? Or, should it be the state?
People have asked me why I don't feature the official Utah Department of Workforce Services Job board more prominantly on the site. The site has a ton of things going for it:
- The Utah Jobs Bank is the most effective job board in the state. A job seeker's chance of finding work through the state's job board is higher than through private boards.
- The site is taxpayer financed; meaning that it is not cluttered with ads.
- The site is the source for information on unemployment insurance, child care, food assistance, food stamps, etc..
- The site is extremely convenient for employees. After all, employers must use the site for New Hire reporting. A single interface to handle the entire recruitment process is more efficient.
There really is no reason for any other employment services to exist.
The reason for my insanity is that I like the underdogs. Being perpetually unemployed myself, I've learned to appreciate the hard work on the part of all the small recruiting companies in the valley. Finding the right career is the most difficult challenge for most people. It is a decision that I think should be left to the free market.
Yeah, if I want to be truthful, I would say go to jobs.utah.gov first. That is where you will have your best luck finding employment in the Salt Lake Valley. But, I am a 40 year old coder. There are not tech jobs calling for me...so I might need to go into marketing and learn how to carefully mask the truth.
As you see, I put an ad for a private job advertisement service on the review for jobs.utah.gov. I am learning. Slowly, but I am learning.