The American Rental Association (ARA) has debuted the new ARA Job Board — aimed at both increasing awareness of the equipment and event rental industry careers and providing a way for employers and qualified candidates to connect.
ARA rental store members and employers can access the new ARA Job Board through their existing account on ARArental.org. Job seekers can find a link on ARArentalworks.com. This is a microsite designed for those looking to learn more about rental industry careers.
“The ARA Job Board isn’t just a site for posting. It is a turnkey resource for employers and prospective employees,” said Dan Sharp, ARA senior marketing manager. “The goal is for the Job Board to be the hub for rental workforce development in terms of career support, coaching, resume development, and job descriptions for both equipment and event rental operations.”
What sets the Job Board apart
A series of innovative features sets the Job Board apart from simple job posting sites. Features that show the breadth of capabilities include personalized job matching that recommends positions based on search history, built-in candidate screening for improved candidate selection and options for priority job postings.
An aspect that members will especially appreciate is the job board’s ability to pull job postings from the member websites. There’s no need to upload job postings to multiple sites when the ARA Job Board fetches and uploads new jobs each night. Similarly, if a posting is removed from the member website, it will be removed from the ARA Job Board.
To celebrate the launch, ARA is offering five free 90-day postings to all ARA rental store members (using promo code ARA-5Free). The offer allows members to test the multi-faceted job board without any type of commitment. The ARA Job Board is free to any job applicant.
The ARA Job Board will continue to evolve over time and serve the industry as a dynamic offering. ARA is planning to implement additional features during phase two of the project. This will include a running list of career fairs and career education videos. The new ARA Job Board is a robust resource for introducing the rental industry to qualified job seekers. It also offers ARA members a new avenue to attract qualified candidates to their locations.
The American Rental Association, Moline, Ill., is an international trade association for owners of equipment and event rental businesses. It is also for the manufacturers and suppliers of construction/industrial, general tool and party/event rental equipment. ARA members include more than 11,000 rental businesses and more than 1,000 manufacturers and suppliers. They are also located in every U.S. state, every Canadian province and more than 50 countries worldwide. Founded in 1955, ARA is the source for information, advocacy, education, networking and marketplace opportunities for both the equipment and event rental industry throughout the world.