New app tabbed as "Zillow for jobs"
CINCINNATI (WKRC) - The creators of a new app say it'll help workers find jobs the same way Zillow helps homebuyers find houses.
WorkHere uses geolocation to connect workers with job openings nearby. Employers and workers have been using it in Indianapolis for the last year and it launched in Cincinnati Thursday.
The company says it's ideal for people who want to work close to where they live. "Especially in cities that have gone through major transition with manufacturing. They want people to know that there are jobs local to them; that they may not necessarily have to commute out of their local area to find work," says Lisa Helms, Vice President of Consumer Engagement for WorkHere.
There are about 50,000 users on WorkHere already. The team hopes to launch next in Louisville and Chicago. Creators say it's ideal for workers who want to work close to where they live, especially hourly workers or people looking for entry level positions.
"With this really honing down; that's the game changer. That's the thing that makes this different and more appealing to someone being on a mobile device and being able to connect quickly," says Keith Shepherd, Director of Business Development for WorkHere.
WorkHere is a free app download and there's a desktop version, too. Employers pay to subscribe. It's also available in Spanish.