The result I get back is an infestation of listings duplicated and “cross-pollinated” by job aggregators like Indeed, Simply Hired and Job Central, whose VP Josh Sowash just did this entertaining podcast on this same subject with Joel Cheesman.

The irony runs thick among  the aggregators, with each one indignant about its jobs being aggregated by the other. The poor hiring manager has his job first aggregated by Job Central, who in turn gets aggregated by Indeed, who then gets aggregated by dozens of others. The pot calls the kettle black and vice-a-versa and so on.

This mess leaves a huge opportunity on the local level and may provide a picture for the future of the staffing industry. The ability to marshal through all this noise and provide job candidates and hiring manager the right signal gets more valuable each day.

Tags: Staffing industry, Indeed, Industry, Job seeker, Simply Hired, Job aggregation, Job Central, Joel Cheesman, Josh Sowash