The Greater Houston Partnership plans to launch a new job portal that will aggregate every job in the greater Houston area in an effort to attract new talent to the city.
The “Careers with No Limits” job site will officially go live Nov. 12 and will feature jobs from small employers as well as large enterprise companies in the 11-county area GHP represents, said Jon Nordby, director of talent attraction and marketing for GHP.
To get the jobs in front of candidates, the site will leverage popular social media platforms such as LinkedIn, as well as Facebook and Twitter. Specific details as to how those sites will be used weren’t immediately available, only that platforms like Facebook and LinkedIn would bridge gaps between a candidate and a recruiter, while Twitter would act as one place to target job postings to candidates.
“This serves as a central location for every job available in our region,” Nordby told the Houston Business Journal. “A young engineer coming out of the University of Miami would see a job pop up on their Twitter feed faster than anything he experiences out of Chicago or Los Angeles.”
The site is the first of its kind in terms of a regional aggregation platform, according to GHP. It uses technology from CareerArc, a recruiting and human resources platform, to pull together the social media and job listings, Nordby said.
Careers with No Limits is a component of GHP’s national marketing campaign, the City with No Limits, which debuted in June 2014 to help make Houston appear more attractive.
Careers with No Limits will feature every job from an internship to a Ph.D. position, but ultimately it’s Houston’s next generation of skilled labor that the site is targeting. Ideally, candidates would be recent graduates in a field such as science, technology, engineering or mathematics.
“The entire idea of social distribution is a fairly new conception in the recruiting world. Lot of companies still don’t have the ability or desire to invest funds in it to start up the project,” Nordby told HBJ.
The site is free for companies to use. The Greater Houston Partnership declined to disclose its investment into the platform.