Green jobs are growing substantially according to several recent studies. GreenJobSpider.ca, an aggregator to find green jobs has now launched in Canada.
With many green job boards currently scattered across the web, job seekers are having a hard time finding and applying to this fast-growing job market. Green Job Spider will enable them to search for these jobs under one interface. The site will also help green candidates learn about the types of green jobs and where they are through its blog and podcast.
The job search engine will be one of the first of its kind to focus exclusively on a specific niche. To date, most of these job search sites focus on all types of jobs nationwide, but Green Job Spider will offer a more targeted experience for those who want a green job. Its crawler will index for jobs from solar to wind to biofuels. Job listings will be indexed nightly and all sources of green jobs will be hand selected to ensure quality.
"The time is right for a service of this kind," says Chris Russell, the site's founder. "Green jobs in Canada are growing and the current method of finding them is too fragmented." Russell is a ten-year veteran of the online job search space. His company, AllCountyJobs.com LLC, is a well-established player in the niche job board business.
Green Job Spider will also target green employers and recruiting firms who have jobs online. Listings can be indexed through an XML feed or spidered via web page. Pricing will consist of a flat monthly subscription fee with unlimited clicks. At launch it currently indexes about a dozen green job sources. Efforts are underway to index the remaining green job boards from Canada.
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