Channel-only jobs website launched

1200px-Unemployed_men_queued_outside_a_depression_soup_kitchen_opened_in_Chicago_by_Al_Capone, which is being touted as a website  for job hunters searching for jobs specifically among  IT vendors, distributors, resellers and MSPs has launched.

Co-founder Gavin O’Shea said 15 clients, who are being offered a free trial until September, have signed up in its launch week, .

O’Shea said he hoped to have 100 clients posting jobs on the site within a year, and 500 in the longer term.

Many firms prefer to keep recruitment in-house but have also concluded that generalist jobs sites do not address the specifics of the channel, he said.

The site uses industry-specific search filters designed to help IT channel professionals easily find vacancies that are relevant to them.

Both O’Shea and his co-founder Leon Conway have spent the majority of their careers in IT distribution.  O’Shea was most recently a general manager at Exertis.

They said that there are between 6,000 and 10,000 active resellers buying through distribution every month. Then there are probably 1,000 or more vendors in the UK.

“We don’t think 100 clients in the first year is a lot. It would be lovely to get to 500 – that’s really what we’re aiming for long term.”