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Ann Arbor SPARK’s new talent portal includes a range of new features to help businesses attract employees and manage job postings.  Unlike other general job boards, the Ann Arbor SPARK talent portal is designed to help skilled professionals connect with employers.

Through the new Ann Arbor SPARK talent portal, employers can independently manage job postings, including adding new posts and editing existing posts.  Employers will also be able to inactivate job postings and easily reactivate those postings when additional job candidates are needed.

Job seekers will also benefit from the enhanced talent portal. In addition to being able to sort postings by category and experience level, postings can be filtered by region and date posted.

More than 400 companies posted over 1,300 jobs to the Ann Arbor SPARK talent portal in 2010.  Of the companies that posted jobs, 41 percent hired a new employee that was found through the Ann Arbor SPARK talent portal.  Nearly 40 percent of jobs posted to the SPARK talent portal were in the IT profession.  Professional/Administrative jobs accounted for 20 percent of posts, and Sales/Marketing/Business Development professions accounted for 14 percent.