A Job Matchmaker for the Newly Laid-Off Masses

Posted by: Stacy Perman on December 18, 2008

Reader Scott Barham wrote in response to my recent story What Layoffs Meant for Small Businesses:
“It’s true there is a lot of talent available for hire at the moment - great news for smaller businesses who are hiring.”

Then in true entrepreneurial fashion he pointed out a new site — layofftalent.com — a kind of matchmaker for the recent waves of laid off workers and the unemployed looking for work.

According to the website’s founders:

We started this website so people who have been laid off can say “here I am and this is why you should hire me”. Companies looking to hire can find experienced, talented people who are hungry for a new opportunity. We’re not saying everyone on here is a gem, but we think this will be a good place for talent shopping.
Talented people can also find each other here and work together on the next big thing. During the tough times, many talented people go it alone and innovate ready for the next boom cycle.

Reader Comments

LayoffGossip

January 10, 2009 05:45 AM

People always hate to talk about when they are laid off. But as it has become every day's news headline since Yahoo started it with cutting 1500 of its task force last year, now a need of platform has been in demand where people can express their selves in words how they are feeling about their company, whey the got laid off was that justified or not.
And every thing they want to tell anonymously.And www.layoffgossip.com is providing you that platform.

JobOutlets

January 24, 2009 11:24 PM

Everyone is expecting recession getting over soon. I have a very close friend, who graduated from Harvard. Worked for ML for over 8 years, recently he’s been “right sized” too, despite of his outstanding performance and the increasing revenue he generated. OMG, now the banking industry is badly hurt, how long it would take for those financial background guys like him get back to the job market. Banking jobs are not there as much as before as easily seen on http://www.joboutlets.com and other job sites in the region

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