Tap Hunter Unveils CraftBeerCareers
Industry leader launches new online tool exclusively for posting and locating jobs within the craft beer community
SAN DIEGO – February 1, 2012 – Tap Hunter (www.TapHunter.com), a leading force within the craft beer movement today announced the launch of CraftBeerCareers, a new web-based tool exclusively for posting and locating jobs in the craft beer industry nationwide. With more than 1,100 nationally-available jobs already posted to the site, CraftBeerCareers is aiming to start off the New Year on a positive note for both job seekers and employers.
Craft brewers currently provide an estimated 100,000 jobs in the U.S. Further, there is currently a Federal Excise Tax bill in Congress, which if passed, will generate an additional 4,400 jobs in the first year, followed by an average of 300 jobs each following year (over five years). A booming industry that continues to attract top talent across the country, craft beer is more than deserving of new resources to help foster that growth.
Rather than having to rely on broad-scale, cross-market search engines to locate worthwhile job opportunities or high-quality candidates to fill them, Tap Hunter’s CraftBeerCareers offers a tightly-focused, exclusive and quick way for employers and candidates in the craft beer industry to connect.
Tap Hunter currently attracts tens of thousands of craft beer enthusiasts to its site each month, which will provide every job posting visibility among highly-skilled passive and active job seekers. Employers (breweries, pubs, restaurants, etc.) will now also have the ability to find better candidates and cut costs by leveraging the following unique features:
· Resume Bank – employers have a pay-per-view option, where they only pay to view the resumes of job seekers who are interested in their posted position(s).
· Pre-Screening – employers can set up custom pre-screening filters to deliver the most qualified candidates at first glance, saving time and energy of reading through resumes.
· Enhanced Listings – employers can include their company profile and logo with every posting.
· Cost Efficiency - priced much lower than most competing career platforms, it only costs $79 for a 60-day job posting with Tap Hunter.
For job seekers, Tap Hunter is making it possible to search and target by market, state or zip code to locate relevant jobs in their proximity. Candidates can search through listings in their desired job categories and set up an advanced “Job Alert” system to notify them of new opportunities that match their specific pre-selected criteria. Further, individuals can anonymously post their resume and job application, enabling them to stay connected to the employment market while maintaining full control over their confidential information.
To apply for jobs, candidates simply submit their resume and the corresponding brewery, pub or bar will receive an email and information that will be stored in their account profile to review at their leisure.
“Tap Hunter has already established itself as an engaging and influential community of beer gurus and enthusiasts, business owners, brewers and industry experts — so launching a craft beer careers site within our platform was a natural progression for us,” said Melani Gordon, CEO and co-founder of TapHunter.com. “This new offering allows us to enhance our value even further, by acting as a facilitator who can help build stronger companies and exciting career opportunities for people with a shared passion for craft beer.
About Tap Hunter
Tap Hunter is a leading force within the craft beer movement that connects craft beer fanatics with the beers they love, the brewers who brew them and the locations that pour them. By keeping track of what's on tap and where, Tap Hunter’s web and mobile technology platforms have the ability to direct millions of craft beer fans to the best beer-centric venues – from pubs and breweries, to special events and festivals – in 11 major cities across the US and Canada. For more information about Tap Hunter, please visit www.TapHunter.com.
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