New Local Search Industry Employment Portal Promotes Growth and Opportunity for Job Seekers Job Seekers Nationwide Can Look to www.localsearchassociation.org/jobjolt for Local Search Industry Job Postings

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, N.J., July 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Local Search Association, in collaboration with Jobjolt, today announced a new jobs portal to help connect job seekers with opportunities at www.localsearchassociation.org/jobjolt.

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Jobjolt is one of the Association's newest members, after it rebranded in April to include a wider range of local search companies.

The local search jobs portal will make it easier for employers to connect with local search professionals nationwide and for job seekers to explore a wide range of careers spanning the breadth of the industry.

"This portal will serve as a fantastic resource for job hunters and will showcase the many facets of the quickly broadening local search industry," said Neg Norton, president of Local Search Association. "Our job listings feature is the first of its kind and fills an unmet need in the industry.  There's currently no single resource for local search employers and job seekers to find each other."

"It is our hope that this partnership and job board will give those in the local search community a unique way to find each other," said Robert Hawthorne, Chief Executive Officer at Jobjolt. "We are proud to partner with the Local Search Association, the only trade association serving the local search space."

By offering career listings, job coaching, and informational career guides - the Association hopes to connect its members and other industry players with the best talent and introduce job seekers to the wealth of opportunities in the industry. At launch, the site will include more than 500 listings from over 125 employers.

"The Local Search Association is the natural connection point for bringing together the industry's top talent with premier providers of local search marketing tools to local businesses," Norton said.  "As we continue our transformation as an industry and as an Association, we'll continue to look for new tools and features that help benefit the local search community."

For more, go to www.localsearchassociation.org/jobjolt.

About the Local Search Association

Formerly the Yellow Pages Association, the Local Search Association (www.localsearchassociation.org) is the largest trade organization of print, digital, mobile and social media that help local businesses get found and selected by ready-to-buy consumers.  Association members include U.S. and international Yellow Pages companies, search engine marketers, online listings and review sites, digital advertising agencies and mobile search providers. The Association has members in 29 countries.

Read the Local Search Association blog at www.localsearchinsider.com and follow @LocalSearchAssn on Twitter. To learn more about Yellow Pages advertising, visit www.buyyellow.com. To choose which phone books you receive, or stop delivery of all directories, visit www.yellowpagesoptout.com.

About Jobjolt Inc.

Based in Wilmington, North Carolina, Jobjolt Inc. was created by the founders of Hawthorne Executive Search. The company provides low-cost, employment consulting and resume writing services, and publishes original, lively career-oriented content. For more information visit www.Jobjolt.com.

CONTACT:

Doug McGraw
Fleishman-Hillard, for Local Search Association
212-453-2202
doug.mcgraw@fleishman.com

Robert Hawthorne
Jobjolt Inc.
1-877-562-5658

SOURCE Local Search Association



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