June 22, 2011
CPGJOBS NOW OFFERS INTEGRATED JOB SEARCH AND CAREER MANAGEMENT TOOLS FOR JOB SEEKERS, HIRING COMPANIES
PASADENA, CA – CPGjobs, the number one career network for professionals in the Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) industry announced today that it has launched its newly redesigned website. The new site will continue to offer CPGjobs’ popular job board, and will now provide enhanced job search features, industry networking and helpful career management content for job seekers and human resource professionals. This site upgrade is the first step in the company’s long-term strategy to integrate the best of traditional job board features with social networking capabilities, allowing CPG experienced candidates, hiring companies and recruiters to personally interact within an industry-specific environment.
For nearly 15 years, CPGjobs has been a significant recruitment partner for the most successful companies and brands in the $2.5 trillion Consumer Packaged Goods industry. The Company is well known for its job board, CPGjoblist, as well as its unique, unprecedented level of personal service for job seekers, which includes providing one-on-one live-person service and making individual introductions to hiring companies on their candidates’ behalf.
The newly launched CPGjobs website offers insights into the companies behind the jobs, provides personal resume and interview advice, offers visitors links to essential CPG industry resources, and is fully integrated with the CPGjobs Blog which features strategies for career management and job search from staff and contributing bloggers. Also, registered candidate members on CPGjobs now have the opportunity to be featured as a “Candidate Spotlight”, giving active job-seekers a way to expose their skills and backgrounds to a broader audience through such increasingly important media as LinkedIn, Twitter and the blogosphere.
Employment in the Consumer Packaged Goods industry has fallen nearly 5% since the start of the U.S. recession in December 2007. According to Michael Carrillo, President and Co-founder of CPGjobs “We have a tremendous number of highly skilled candidates looking for work within the industry. Many of these folks are either unemployed, or underemployed – having taken new positions simply to stay afloat. Our new site and its many new features are designed to help CPG professionals stay informed and to connect within the community, which is so essential to successful career management today.”
CPGjobs also moderates one of the most popular Professional Groups on LinkedIn called CPGpeople, runs a LinkedIn Group for human resource professionals called CPG-Recruiters, and is very active in the human resources community on Twitter.
“Our use of LinkedIn and Twitter has been a very strategic move,” says Carrillo. “Our strength in these popular social networks enables us to connect with millions of industry professionals. We’re able to effectively leverage these relationships on behalf of both job seekers and our CPG clients looking for talented people with industry experience. As we continue to build out the CPGjobs Talent Community, you can expect to see even tighter integration between these social networks and the CPGjobs site.”
CPGjobs is the premier career network operating exclusively in the Consumer Packaged Goods Industry. The Company hosts the job openings of many of the largest, best-known companies in the world including Kellogg’s, SaraLee, MillerCoors, Mars, Inc., Church & Dwight, Kraft Foods, ConAgra and many others. CPGjobs has a registered database of more than 95,000 candidates and has a significant footprint in social media, moderating one of the most popular Professional Groups on LinkedIn called CPGpeople, and connecting to millions of candidates and hiring companies on Twitter @CPGpeople. A strong and active advocate of diversity and inclusion in the workplace, CPGjobs is a founding member of the California Diversity Council. http://www.cpgjoblist.com