Chicago Employers Tap the Region's Emerging Talent for Free

Aug 16, 2011, 09:17 ET from College Central Network, Inc.

NEW YORK, Aug. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Now in its third year, the Chicago job-posting portal, CCJobNet, powered by College Central Network, Inc. (CCN), has made it easy for employers to recruit emerging regional talent from twelve Chicago colleges and to post jobs for FREE.

CCJobNet, a consortium of the city's community colleges, enables Illinois' employers to post any number of jobs at no cost and simultaneously connect with all interested students, alumni, and community residents.

Through the Consortium website,, employers can easily post a job once and have it instantly available at all consortium member schools for free. Employers already reach the following community colleges: Elgin Community College; Illinois Valley Community College; Joliet Junior College; Kankakee Community College; Kishwaukee College; McHenry County College; Moraine Valley Community College; Oakton Community College; Prairie State College; South Suburban College; Triton College; and Waubonsee Community College.

"Chicago, like most major cities in this economy, needs to remove as many barriers as possible, if employers are to easily recruit the region's entry-level talent. The CCJobNet website does exactly that. It makes the process free for employers, and centralizes the task so that recruiters need only post once to reach all twelve colleges," says JoAnne Morgan, Coordinator of Career Development & Jobs Center, South Suburban College.

Morgan added, "These twelve colleges have prepared our graduates to move directly into the workforce. We invite all employers to take advantage of this service and hire local Chicago area talent."

College Central Network's Career Services Central(SM) is the exclusive online career office management solution for the career centers of the Consortium's participating schools, as well as the Consortium website plus nearly 40 individual two- and four-year career centers statewide.

According to Joy Miller, one of CCN's College Relations Managers for Illinois, "The CCJobNet Jobs Consortium is a win-win for both employers and job seekers across the region. It makes posting jobs to multiple campuses simple and free, and greatly increases the number of job opportunities for both our partner campuses and jobs seekers attending the Consortium's schools."

Miller added, "Participating community college career and workforce development centers play a crucial role when it comes to providing the career skills needed by the next generation of the state's emerging talent. Now, with an extremely efficient set of hiring tools, employers can easily tap into that talent pipeline when growing their Chicago- or Illinois-based businesses."

About College Central Network, Inc.

College Central Network, Inc. (, has helped launch the careers of the next generation of America's workforce for over fourteen years. Established in 1997, College Central Network has been the nation's leading application service provider (ASP) of online career office management systems to small-to-midsize colleges and universities, community and technical colleges, and art and design colleges. Over 2.5 million students enrolled at nearly 600 exclusively powered partner campuses are served, as well as thousands of career center staff members and over 800,000 registered employers.

College Central Network and Jobs Central are registered trademarks of College Central Network, Inc. Career Services Central is a service mark of College Central Network.

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