Fast-growing GPS-enabled work-life social network launches local presence by sponsoring eX Cincy.
CINCINNATI, Ohio (May 8, 2017) – – For those who love the Queen City region and its many charms–the Reds, Skyline Chili and Graeter’s Ice Cream to name a few–it just got easier to find a job in their favorite hometowns. This week, fast-growing WorkHere, a company that connects workers and employers via smartphones, is launching its GPS-enabled work-life social network in the Cincinnati-Dayton metro area.
WorkHere has chosen the Summit on Employee Experience, eX Cincy, as its official Ohio launch event. The summit, sponsored in part by WorkHere, takes place this Thursday at the LPK Brand Innovation Center.
Although eX Cincy is WorkHere’s first official event in Cincinnati, the company is no stranger to the region. Of its 50,000 individual job-seeking app users, 3,000 live in Cincinnati and Dayton. WorkHere CEO, Xavier University graduate and Cincinnati native Howard Bates predicts its user base to explode once locals find out how easy it is to find a highly desirable job close to home.
“We know from 20 years of building job search tools that location is the most important factor in where someone searches for and ultimately takes a job. Most people prefer to stay in their hometown, where they have family, friends and familiar places; and avoid the expense and hassle of moving,” explained CEO Bates. “Using WorkHere’s map-based app, users see exactly where the jobs are and can immediately access all the details.”
“It’s like using Zillow to find a house. You can literally see right where the jobs are.” he added.
WorkHere was founded by three veteran entrepreneurs Rick Wehrle, Mike Seidle and CEO Howard Bates who saw how little investment there was in human resources technology focused on helping people connect with jobs in manufacturing, tech, health care, and service industries. Surprisingly, these industry sectors still rely largely on website job postings, word of mouth and even signs in windows. The WorkHere app is free to jobseekers; employers pay for enhanced listings in WorkHere and for automated candidate engagement campaigns. Employer subscriptions also include free unlimited job postings.
WorkHere has amassed nearly 50,000 job-seeking users, over 85% of which are located in Indiana, where WorkHere was launched in April 2016–proof the founders’ vision is working. Bates says more explosive growth is imminent with the company’s expansion in Cincinnati-Dayton and other metropolitan areas.
“We expect to add 200-500 Cincinnati and Dayton WorkHere users a day as we go into summer and fall and people are looking for new and better positions. The convenience of job shopping on one’s mobile device, whenever and wherever you like, can’t be beat,” said Bates.
The WorkHere app is available on Google Play, the iTunes App Store and www.WorkHere.com. Bates and other WorkHere representatives will be attending the eX Cincy and look forward to meeting attendees. Visit www.WorkHere.com for information.
WorkHere is the mobile and web app that shows workers where local jobs are. For employers, WorkHere is the first social mobile app that builds a talent pipeline around each business location. WorkHere is free for workers and is available for Android, Apple and Web devices.