Why do the states need so much information to post jobs?

As integral cogs of the recruitment efforts in the U.S., the states themselves are working to ensure they are actively putting as many of their citizens as they can back to work. With unemployment rates still hovering in the 9% range nationally, and some states still seeing double-digit unemployment, states need to prove they are making an impact. Forrecruitersworking with federal contractors this means states want to know the jobs listed on their career sites are fresh and actively being worked.Each state has its own unique career site, methods of accepting job postings and follow up data regarding the outcome of the job listing.

America’s Job Exchangeworks with all U.S. states to ensure your jobs are reaching the appropriate employment delivery system (OneStop Centers.) An Employer Identification Number (EIN) is also known as a Federal Tax Identification Number, and is used to identify a business entity. When your company is required to list job opportunities in many states, the FEIN may be required as part of the registration process. Other possible forms of information states may require include:

  • Unemployment insurance ID for the state
  • Information regarding the specific salary of the openings posted
  • The name of the Hiring Manager responsible for filling the open position
  • The physical location or address where the opening is offered

Because OFCCP has stepped up the demand for data related to recruitment and affirmative action, it is more important than ever to be sure you are sharing all business identification numbers with the AJE Customer Care team. The NPRM released earlier this year specifically suggests, “contractors inform state employment services of their status as a Federal contractor, request priority referrals of protected veterans for job openings at each location in the state, and provide the contact information for the hiring official at each location in the state. “ While these new rules are not in place yet, it’s only a matter of time. The majorities of states do not expect this information to be published to job seekers, but do want the information for internal follow up and record keeping. Job postings without the aforementioned information run the risk of being rejected by the state, thus delaying the communication of the opening. Be sure to work with your AJE Sales Representative and Customer Care team to update your profile with this information.

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