Jobs, Jobs, Jobs

Jobs seems to be all that Washington wants to talk about right now. And for good reason. A lot of people are out of work. And incumbent Presidents don't often get reelected when 10% of the workforce is out of work. I've said my piece on that whole thing already. I'm not looking for Washington to solve the jobs issue. I'm looking for entrepreneurs to solve it. And they will in time.

One thing entrepreneurs can do is to make it easier for people to find a job. And we have a company in our portfolio that does exactly that. It is called Indeed and is located in Austin, TX and the Stamford, CT.  We've been investors in Indeed for five or six years now. And it is one of our best investments by any metric you'd want to use. We love the Indeed team, the Indeed product, and the Indeed mission, which is to make it easier for people to find jobs.

Indeed's job search is used by between 30mm and 40mm people worldwide every month according to comScore. That's a lot of people looking for work. If you haven't used Indeed's job search, you should check it out. It's by far the most popular job search in the world.

Today, Indeed is launching a new service called Indeed Resume. They posted about it on their blog. It works just like Indeed job search. What and Where. That's it. But it returns resumes instead of jobs. So it's search built for employers instead of employees. I really like the way they showcase the resume in the right rail when you hover over a search result, like this:

Indeed resume screen shot

If you'd like your resume to show up in Indeed Resume, post your resume here.

We can sit around arguing about how to solve the jobs issue in this country or we can do something about it. I'm happy to see some entrepreneurs doing something about it. And making money along the way. That's the way out of this jobs mess.