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December 5, 2007

USAJOBS Connects with Major Search Engines

Initiative raises visibility of Federal job postings

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Office of Personnel Management Director Linda M. Springer announced USAJOBS has initiated a new data feed with vacancy announcement information being made available to major Internet search engines. As a result of the initiative, users of the major search engines will have enhanced access to information about Federal job vacancies posted on USAJOBS.

"By doing this, we’re making information about the tens of thousands of Federal job openings posted at any given moment on USAJOBS as broadly accessible as possible on the Web," said Springer upon announcing OPM’s latest outreach effort for the U.S. government’s central vacancy-posting portal.

Using the data feed from USAJOBS, Internet search engines will be able to provide their own users with access to information previously only available through a keyword search on the USAJOBS website. For example, someone who types in a job title on Google or other engines, such as "IT Specialist" or "Electrical Engineer", will now also see links to Federal vacancy announcements in those fields.

"The result is we’re reaching an ever-wider and more diverse universe of qualified prospects for Federal employment, providing access to the information people need in order to be aware and consider the opportunities that are available," said the OPM Director, who indicated the enhanced access became effective on December 1, 2007

USAJOBS currently features over 60,000 vacancy announcements from throughout the Federal government. The site averages over 10 million visitors each month, who generate over 123 million monthly page hits. USAJOBS has over 5 million active job seeker accounts and has over 2 million resumes on file.

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