LayOffers, a new online service that connects job seekers with recruiters, will now provide users with contact information for some 370,000 recruiters. The information comes from ZoomInfo.
LayOffers describes itself as “a supportive community” that allows laid off workers to share information, access job-search data and track layoffs. In April, when the site launched, it reported nearly 200 layoffs, along with company reviews and a number of discussions.
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“When we set out on the mission to help 1 million displaced workers, we thought we were really stretching,” said Jeffrey Jewett, LayOffers’ CEO and founder. By providing recruiters’ contact information, “we are now in a position to help every displaced worker, not just our initial goal of 1 million,” he said.
Several thousand recruiters and candidates have joined the site each week since launch, LayOffers said. More than 10,000 jobs from 5,900 companies have been posted. To ensure each position’s viability, jobs only live on the site for 14 days.
Jewett, who is self-funding LayOffers, has a background as a technology executive. According to his LinkedIn profile, he was previously vice president of global revenue operations and demand generation for partnership cloud provider Impact, and senior director of demand generation and revenue operations at Procure Technologies, which provides construction software. He’s an advisor to the marketing platform Kwanzoo.
In April, Jewitt told WRAL that he’d been on working on LayOffers for some time, but sped up its launch as the COVID-19 pandemic took hold. While he said he’s not looking to make money with the site in the near term, he believes there are a number of revenue opportunities he can pursue over time.
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