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Leading companies turning to virtual career fairs to recruit job seekers

Single company online job fairs connecting recruiters with job seekers anywhere and anytime

PHILADELPHIA, May 31, 2018 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Astound Virtual (AV), the leading virtual career fair provider for industry leading employers and job seekers, proudly announces the launch of the Target Fairs to help employers recruit high-caliber talent for their open jobs specifically. The Target Fairs builds on the success of the Astound Virtual Career Fairs that has connected more than 4-million job seekers with a wide range of industry-leading employers since 2008.

Astound Virtual Target Fairs makes it easy for job seekers and compnaies to connect anywhere and anytime.

"When we launched Astound in 2008, we knew the virtual career fairs would make it easier to bring company recruiters and job seekers together given the ease of access virtual provided. Over the years, we have evolved the platform with the focus on always looking for innovative ways to make it easier for both sides to connect. Target Fairs are the next step, and we could not be more excited. Now, we can target specific job seekers with specific companies based on location, experience, education, income, and more. "Stated Kevin O'Brien, Partner, Astound Virtual.

Target Fairs allow individual companies to host their own online career fairs, and to determine the audience they wish to connect to. Instead of competing with dozens of other companies, the job seekers are only attending to meet with the company hosting the event. Job seekers are provided everything they should know about the company before registering for the Target Fair and can make a more informed and educated decision on attending. 

Astound has perfected the Target Fairs over the last 18-months through the Veteran Recruiting Virtual Career Fairs and has seen remarkable results. Companies have seen a dramatic reduction in time-to-hire, and a significant increase in talent that attends their Target Fair.

Travelers recently held a Target Fair to attract veterans to apply for Catastrophe Response Team (CRT) positions in multiple areas around the U.S. In just two hours, Travelers recruiters connected with 590 veterans that expressed interest in the CRT roles available. "The Target Fairs have proven to be a great way for Travelers to showcase our company and the wide range of jobs we have available to the military community," Said Jim McMahon, Military & Veteran Talent Acquisition Travelers.

Companies can opt for a single Target Fair or can choose to have a Recruitment Center designed to allow them to host virtual career fairs as often as they like. 

"With unemployment at a record-low, the competition to attract the best and brightest is ever-increasing. Target Fairs are a fun and easy way to attract both active and passive job seekers to your vacancies, and a great way to stand out from the crowd. Imagine being able to recruit on dozens of campuses in one-day, or to host a diversity job fair across all your locations in just a few hours. That and more is readily available when you decide to go virtual and host a Target Fair with Astound Virtual" Said O'Brien

About Astound Virtual:

Astound Virtual has revolutionized the way employers and job seekers connect. Through our virtual recruiting events, we save companies time, money, and resources typically required to recruit top-level talent. Whether you participate in one of our multi-company virtual career fairs or utilizing our Target Fairs Solution, our technology, service, and expertise result in helping you attract the best and brightest talent available

Media Contact: Nicole Franks O'Brien, Astound Virtual, 215-525-5757, nobrien@astoundvirtual.com

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