Digiday: Recruitment tool TikTok Resumes risks magnifying unconscious biases, execs warn

Digiday: Recruitment tool TikTok Resumes risks magnifying unconscious biases, execs warn. “TikTok Resumes could become a recruitment tool that inadvertently encourages discrimination, especially in the wake of companies like Target and Chipotle signing on to the new initiative, senior executives in technology, HR and social responsibility roles told Digiday.”

Philadelphia Magazine: Philly Entrepreneur Creates Search Engine for Jobs That Don’t Require Marijuana Testing

Philadelphia Magazine: Philly Entrepreneur Creates Search Engine for Jobs That Don’t Require Marijuana Testing. “Let’s say you’re on the hunt for a job. So you turn to any of a number of job search engines out there — maybe Monster, maybe Zip Recruiter, maybe Indeed — where you find dozens or even hundreds of jobs that might be a good fit. You go through the application process, only to find out later that your dream job requires drug testing. You, like so many Americans, are a regular marijuana user. This is the problem that the new job search engine Phynally seeks to solve. The Philadelphia-based company accepts job postings only from employers that don’t require job candidates to undergo drug testing for marijuana. The site went into beta mode in the spring and started accepting paid postings — there aren’t many yet — in June.”

Kim Komando: Looking for a change? Check this site to find cities that will pay you to move

Kim Komando: Looking for a change? Check this site to find cities that will pay you to move. “If you work from home, where you live is entirely up to you. Several cities have caught on to this trend and decided to use it to their advantage. If you are a remote worker, you might like to move to an exciting new location and be paid to do it. There is a new website that lists opportunities for relocation for remote workers. Keep reading for your best options and tips to live the most exciting remote work life possible.”

CNET: TikTok has a new resume feature for job seekers

CNET: TikTok has a new resume feature for job seekers. “The pilot program lets job seekers post video resumes to TikTok for positions with partner companies like Chipotle, Target and Shopify. Users are encouraged to ‘creatively and authentically showcase their skillsets and experiences, and use #TikTokResumes in their caption when publishing their video resume to TikTok,’ the company said in a release.”

Reuters: Google Reports Soaring Attrition Among Black Women

Reuters: Google Reports Soaring Attrition Among Black Women. “What Google calls an attrition index, with 100 as a baseline, registered at 121 last year for Black+ workers in the United States compared with 112 in 2020. For Latinx+ employees, it jumped to 105 last year from 97. Attrition soared to 146 from 110 for Black+ women, though it fell to 81 from 93 for Latinx+ women. For White+, attrition dropped to 112 from 117, falling across both men and women.”

Northwest Indiana Business Magazine: New state website pushes available jobs, resources in cybersecurity

Northwest Indiana Business Magazine: New state website pushes available jobs, resources in cybersecurity. “Cyberseek Indiana was launched to address the rise in cybersecurity threats and attacks. State officials want the online resource to close the cybersecurity skills gap in Indiana and create new job opportunities…. The state said the website has information about supply and demand in the cybersecurity job market, heat maps showing locations of jobs and apprenticeships, and contacts for training providers.”

Washington Post: A recruiter joined Facebook to help it meet its diversity targets. He says its hiring practices hurt people of color.

Washington Post: A recruiter joined Facebook to help it meet its diversity targets. He says its hiring practices hurt people of color.. “Rhett Lindsey was so eager to work at Facebook, he applied for a job there three times. When he finally got the offer to become a recruiter for highly paid engineers, he says, he jumped at the chance to help the social network push for greater employee diversity in its ranks. Eight months later, in August 2020, Lindsey attended a virtual meeting to discuss the company’s goal of hiring more Black engineers. In the meeting, a White manager played a Drake song in the background whose chorus repeats the phrase ‘Where the [n-word]s be at?’ five times, according to videos of the incident reviewed by The Washington Post.”

MIT Technology Review: Facebook’s ad algorithms are still excluding women from seeing jobs

MIT Technology Review: Facebook’s ad algorithms are still excluding women from seeing jobs. “Facebook is withholding certain job ads from women because of their gender, according to the latest audit of its ad service. The audit, conducted by independent researchers at the University of Southern California (USC), reveals that Facebook’s ad-delivery system shows different job ads to women and men even though the jobs require the same qualifications. This is considered sex-based discrimination under US equal employment opportunity law, which bans ad targeting based on protected characteristics. The findings come despite years of advocacy and lawsuits, and after promises from Facebook to overhaul how it delivers ads.”

NBC News: U.S. economy added 916,000 jobs in March, as vaccinations spur return to normal

NBC News: U.S. economy added 916,000 jobs in March, as vaccinations spur return to normal. “The U.S. economy added 916,000 jobs last month and the unemployment rate fell to 6 percent, in the strongest indication yet that the labor market is finally working its way back to pre-pandemic norms as the number of vaccinations continues to rise. The hiring and employment data, released Friday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, firmly beat economists’ predictions of 675,000 positions added. Totals were revised upward for January by 67,000 to 233,000 positions and for February by 89,000 to 468,000.”

KPAX: New statewide website highlights earn-while-you-learn opportunities for young adults

KPAX: New statewide website highlights earn-while-you-learn opportunities for young adults. “Too often, we see young adults leaving the great state of Montana to work somewhere else in the region or the country, and when that happens, Montana’s workforce suffers. Through a collaborative effort between the Missoula Chamber of Commerce and the Montana Department of Labor, Montana’s workforce is gaining some traction through a new website.”