Monday, May 29, 2006

JobLoft.com Google Maps Canadian Jobs

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Chris Nguyen and his team based in Mississauga, Ontario are 4 Toronto grads that are trying to change the HR industry using Google Maps and other Web 2.0 technologies. JobLoft is a Canadian jobs site focused on employment opportunities in retail, food services and hospitality. The list of employers pretty impressive. This small startup has the interest of Hiring Managers at Best Buy, Blockbuster, Harry Rosen, Hooters, and the Cara Group (Swiss Chalet, Harvey's, Second Cup etc..) and more! JobLoft uses Google Maps to plot jobs based on your local postal code while employing AJAX programming, RSS feeds and tagging to make this site different from other jobs websites. Google Maps based jobs sites have not been all that common (even in the US job market) so the vision Chris and their team have for their new web 2.0 startup is commendable. Everyone, regardless of being in Canada, should check out this great jobs-mashup! (Quick City Links: Toronto, Montréal, Ottawa, Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary)

For more, check out an interview with Chris on BlogTO.com
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