I don't know if anyone else struggles with this, or if my company is in a bit of a unique situation.


My company is a third party labor company.  We hire staff to go into "Big Box" type stores and represent consumer electronics manufacturers.  We do sales and merchandising work across the US. 


Since we are a national company, we have a partnership with a company to manage all of our payroll needs.  (For a small to midsize company, keeping track of the laws and requirements for all 50 states can be daunting!)


We hire across the US, so we deal with 50 different unemployment websites.  Some of them are not bad; In fact, the state of Texas has THE best follow-up I've ever seen from an unemployment job site!


However, getting registered to each of these individual sites is difficult, because almost all of them require state or federal Tax ID numbers.  For most companies, that might not be a problem, but since we work with the payroll managing company, the challenge is that the State/Federal tax IDs are not in our name.


We sometimes have luck in getting a real person on the line and explaining our situation - but not every state is as helpful.


Does anyone have any suggestions?  I'm not seeing a lot of return on postings to unemployment sites to begin with, so I'm wondering if it's worth the effort.  I'm not sure if the results are due to a lack of consistent ability to post, or if that's just the normal metric for the product.


Any suggestions or thoughts? 

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I can only speak for Washington State, having worked for the Employment Security Department for two years.


Spend your time/effort elsewhere. :)

I take it you are referring to the state unemployment offices...? If so, from what I've noticed (only CA) I'm in agreement w/ Amy. Not the best use of resources on your part, especially if it's anything but an automatic process to share the job opportunities with them. Who needs that level of gov't agency dysfunction as a middle-man?

Regardless, anyone looking for a job w/ in past decade or so is (or at least should be) accustomed to searching online. Any "live" posting on any mainstream site should be found by anyone looking.

Best of luck!

KB @TalentTalks

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