World’s Largest Recruiting Association Names Careers in Government 2016 Innovator of the Year

Careers in Government builds cutting edge recruiting solution for budget-strapped public sector; takes home top honor at Tatech Conference & Expo.

Within the next five years, 30-40% of public sector employees in most U.S. states will be eligible to retire, sparking a workforce crisis for government agencies with limited recruiting budgets. Careers in Government (CIG) has innovated a cost-effective, cutting edge solution: a public sector online job forum for which it was named 2016 Innovator of the Year by The Association for Talent Acquisition Solutions (TAtech) – the world’s largest talent acquisition association.

Winners of TAtech’s annual Recruiting Service Innovation Awards (ReSIs) are selected by global online ballot engaged by recruiting and HR professionals. “There’s no greater accolade than to be recognized by your customers,” said Peter Weddle, CEO of TAtech. “They’re the toughest judges on the planet. There are a lot of great recruiting resources in the market today, but these winners have proven their value to the recruiters who are actually waging the War for Talent.”

CIG’s fresh approach to the traditional online job board facilitates meaningful connection among the 23-million people who have and want a career in state and local government. “CIG was created and developed by public sector employees, so we went in knowing the unique needs to be met,” says Michael Hurwitz, President and Co-Founder of Careers in Government. “We built the forum to provide unparalleled access to thousands of public sector jobs – positions that job seekers would otherwise have a hard time discovering.”

CIG provides not only the online platform for job seekers and employers in public agencies to find one another, but also a host of other recruiting and developmental resources, including:

  • Career Center with breaking news, tools, and insights offered by more than 250 government thought leaders, employers, and career bloggers;
  • Resume services and executive recruiting directories;
  • Social media network reaching more than 14-million users per month.

CIG has been recognized multiple times by Forbes as “Best Government Career Website” and is annually listed in the top 10% of all “social media influencers” in the nation.

“We’re honored by the recognition,” says Hurwitz. “Also, we’re in the process of redesigning our site and developing new features and services. When it comes to optimizing the user experience, we’re obsessive. We know we’re making a real difference for people in the public sector, on both sides of the hiring process.” 

About Careers in Government

Careers in Government (CIG) is an online career center developed by public sector employees for public sector employees. More than a traditional online job board, CIG is a vibrant platform and developmental resource for the 23-million people working and seeking employment in public and government agencies. CIG has served thousands of state and government agencies to economically match qualified applicants to challenging and rewarding careers in the public sector.

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