Creating jobs in a new way
The unemployment situation in this country is not improving. The unemployment rate rose to 9.2% in June and the number of current underemployment (or U-6) is at 16.2%. And it seems that the situation will improve in the short term: Goldman Sachs predicts an average of 8.75% unemployment by 2012. When it comes to labor market and job creation, we as a nation going in the wrong direction. Something must be done.
In an effort to make conversation about solutions, TweetMyJOBS is organizing the first American Working Conference on Twitter ever this Tuesday, July 19. Twitter This conference based on a series of talks facilitated by Twitter centered known opinion leaders in politics, business and social media. The kickoff or address “Tweetnote” will be by Tim Pawlenty, former Minnesota governor and 2012 Republican presidential candidate. Manny Diaz, former mayor of my hometown of Miami, also tweeting their thoughts on the current state of unemployment in this country
Experience as governor, Pawlenty has been vocal on the need to create jobs and stimulate growth of small businesses in this country. After all, small businesses are really the engine of U.S. growth. “We can not sit idly by while millions of Americans remain unemployed. I am proud to participate in the innovative TweetMyJOBS ‘Conference of American jobs to help job seekers find the most innovative social media tools available today “Pawlenty said in a statement.
The free lecture will consist of a lecture series organized by recognized experts Twitter as Jessica Miller-Merrell, Dan Schawbel, and a server. There will be a roundtable organized by Lou Kerner, managing director at Wedbush values and Mark Suster, a true leader when it comes to thinking of the ecosphere Twitter.
Some of the themes of the conference include:
• Technology and job search;
• Tweeting your way to a new job;
• personal brand;
• Jobs in looking for interns and recent graduates;
• Work for mid-level/executive career changes;
Much of the focus of the conference will be in the social recruitment and how you can use to connect small businesses seeking quality employment, and vice versa. For this reason, job applicants, recruiters, HR staff, etc. from all sectors will join the conversation to share their thoughts.
Robin Richards, president and CEO of TweetMyJOBS said in a statement, “Our goal is to raise awareness among job seekers and small businesses about the effectiveness of social media can be in terms of recruiting connections. Small businesses are the engine of job creation and social media opens up new avenues, affordable for businesses to connect with job seekers. ”
One of the main themes of the conference is how small businesses can benefit from the media during these turbulent times. Here are a couple of reasons to consider:
Affordability: recruitment companies and job boards can be very expensive. For small businesses struggling to get by using social media tools like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and can be more profitable to find talent, because it is actually very little direct cost, or none at all.
Directed activity: The labor market has and always will be, who knows. Hire the best come from trusted sources, so the key is finding ways to take advantage of trusted sources. Social media allows the job seekers, small business owners and corporate recruiters to efficiently connect through people they know. The best way to expand your network is through social media.
The conference is free and will begin Tuesday, July 19 at 12:00 pm ET and conclude at 6:15 pm ET. Feel free to come and go during the day.
For more information and to register, visit this link. I encourage you to submit questions in advance by the Group Tweet Tweetnote and address (This can be done here). For those who follow on Twitter using the hashtag “# jobs4us.”