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Glassdoor Goes to Washington, D.C.

V062514DL-0038Members of Glassdoor’s executive and data teams recently hit the nation’s capital for a series of meetings, including one key meeting hosted by the White House’s Office of Science and Technology Policy and the Office of the Vice President. The Glassdoor team also met with Vice President Joe Biden to discuss how Glassdoor can help get Americans back to work.

Glassdoor was honored to participate in the 21st Century Jobs Data Jam, which assembled executives, data scientists, technologists, product experts and public sector representatives to develop solutions to help Americans find the right jobs, and access the right training to “skill up” into better paying positions.

In addition to participating, Glassdoor demoed a new, interactive job search tool to help Americans everywhere (both those employed and unemployed) discover where job openings in their particular field are located, near and far.

This product was the result of a recent meeting in D.C. with the Vice President, who called on technology executives to develop an easy, accessible way to connect job seekers with available jobs.

Glassdoor, which aggregates millions of jobs listings, indexes resumes, and offers proprietary employee-generated content, including company ratings and reviews, salary reports and more, responded – and during a recent hackathon, our data and engineering teams quickly came up with a potential solution.

The result is an extremely useful product to help Americans find jobs easier, which Glassdoor is already offering in part to others for free through its public API.

The Glassdoor team is now considering feedback from the D.C. meetings and is already hard at work refining this tool.

Glassdoor team members who traveled to D.C and participated in the White House meetings included Robert Hohman, CEO & co-founder, Allyson Willoughby, general counsel & T4A board member, Vikas Sabnani, chief statistician and data scientist, Vikram Aravamudhan, senior software engineer, and Ling Cheng, senior data scientist.V062514DL-0053

Vice President Joe Biden attends a briefing with Glassdoor, in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, June 25, 2014. In attendance are Secretary Tom Perez, Department of Labor; Robert Hohman, CEO and Co-Founder of Glassdoor; Allyson Willoughby, General Counsel of Glassdoor; Ling Cheng, Glassdoor data science team; Vikram Aravamudhan, Glassdoor engineering team; Vikas Sabnani, Glassdoor data science team. (Official White House Photo by David Lienemann)

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