OU’s Job Board, a Key Player in Today’s Job-Search Market, To Present Virtual Job Fair, June 5

March 29, 2007

OU’s JOB BOARD, A KEY PLAYER IN TODAY’S JOB-SEARCH MARKET, TO PRESENT VIRTUAL JOB FAIR, JUNE 5; HR DIRECTORS WILL INTERVIEW POTENTIAL HIRES VIA VIDEO-CONFERENCING

The Orthodox Union’s new national program for those seeking to change jobs and the unemployed, the OU Job Board, today announced its First Annual (Virtual) Job Fair, to take place Tuesday, June 5 at OU Headquarters in New York. Companies in the Tri-State area — and those nationwide with offices in the Tri-State area or who are interested in relocating their new hires — are invited to participate in this one-of-a-kind recruitment event, in which Human Resources executives will interview potential employees through video-conferencing.

The OU Job Board Director, Michael Rosner, is actively recruiting HR directors to commit their companies to participate in the Job Fair.

The OU Job Board, which was introduced in January and is already a key player in today’s job search market, maintains a comprehensive website, http://www.ou.org/jobs/ou, with over 1,200 active job listings throughout the country. Candidates may contact employers directly through the website to have their resume screened by their HR departments.

Employers can post available positions, via e-mail, with skill requirements, locations and other pertinent information.

To bring employers and candidates even closer together, the Job Fair, presented free of charge to both job seekers and employers, will provide major companies with high-tech access to potential candidates by means of a Live-Virtual-Video Interview.

“In this procedure, HR personnel through video-conferencing will interview applicants from the convenience of their own offices, avoiding the expense, time and effort of traveling and setting up a booth; applicants, meanwhile, will be in an assigned booth in a comfortable setting, taking the interview,” declared Mr. Rosner.

Resumes will be sent in advance by the OU to HR personnel for evaluation; once accepted, the candidate will be contacted and scheduled for the interview. Each accepted resume will be assigned a number, and a time slot will be provided to both the employer and candidate. There will be a 10-minute time limit for each interview.

“At the OU, we are very excited about this Virtual Job Fair. We are confident that the communities we represent will provide the talent, background and experience necessary to successfully meet the needs of the many companies we anticipate will be participating,” Mr. Rosner said.

“In the past two years, through our various connections, we have successfully placed over 500 people in meaningful jobs in the New York area. Now, we are taking our job program nationally. By combining technology with workforce demand, we’re bringing our jobs initiative to the next level,” he added.

Job categories featured on the OU Job Board website include: accounting/finance; administration/office; art/ media/design; business/management; customer service; education/teaching; human resources; information technology; legal/government, marketing/public relations/advertising/sales; medical/health care; miscellaneous; non-profit sector; retail/food/hospitality; and skilled trades/crafts.

Mr. Rosner expects that the same employment categories will be available at the Job Fair.

In addition to participating in the Job Fair as prospective employers, companies may choose to sponsor the event. Sponsors will have their name on every published piece of information relating to the Fair; this information will be featured on posters, flyers and e-mails, as well as being sent to all forms of media.

For more information and to participate contact Mr. Rosner at 212-613-8129 or rosnerm@ou.org.