Career Network, Inc.

Everyday an Orlando, Florida company says it gets 50,000 to 75,000 job applications. Career Network says that amounts to 3 million applications a week... which come in from several different websites it utilitzes like craigslist.
That's why its workers sometimes make calls on the weekends... trying to verify information with job seekers.
It wants folks to know... their workers are above board and legit. It's not an employment agency, a school, or even a crook trying to steal personal information.
Career Network is simply a job board that allows employers to post jobs for free and lets job seekers apply for those positions also for free.
John Tidrick of Security was suspicious about the company when he was called early Saturday morning... and was told to be standing by a computer with internet access and that the process might take up to 45 minutes.
Tidrick says, "They wouldn't tell you what position it was for and they wouldn't tell you what company it was for. They wanted to verify information for job placement."
Career Network says it wants to correct that misperception. It says its workers are usually very upfront and explain their role on the phone, but their job isn't to answer job questions. It's simply to get folks to complete their applications.
The company wants to set the record straight. It says some job seekers have posted negative blogs about it because they're angry that employers never contacted them, they weren't offered a job, or they made mistakes and are blaming Career Network erroneously.
It's also working with the Better Business Bureau to clear up those kind of complaints.
I'm told Career Network never asks for personal information. It simply is trying to hook up employers with potential employees.. operating under different web sites and names.


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  • by Martha Location: NY on Feb 3, 2011 at 03:17 AM
    I received an email from Greg Klein of career-network.com regarding a resume that I posted on a web site. The email stated that they had jobs in my field. I clicked on the link and fell for the B.S. and posted my resume and set up an appointment. I then started searching on the supposed website to search for jobs. It never searched for the city that I entered. All of the jobs were for B.L.S. Associates. Red flags were waving. Thanks, Martha, Job Search Expert from resignation letter sample
  • by Todd Location: Orlando FL on Oct 5, 2009 at 01:05 PM
    I understand why the station had to retract its earlier condemnation of this wonderful enterprise. They got a call from Keith Kress who explained how things really work there at Alec Difrawi's company. Forget that the owner has a checkered history involving non-existent job opportunities. Now that he has totally reformed, learning his lesson after a federal prison stint, they simply offer a job aggregation service which entitles applicants to view advertisements for upgrading their education while trying to find a job. I'm sure that someone, somewhere, has found employment through their service and anyone who suggests otherwise is either looking for litigation instead of a job or they must be an internet terrorist seeking to destroy an altruistic company that seems to need over 3000 domain names to operate. After all, any company that has never been the subject of a government investigation has to be legit.
  • by Robert Location: Central Oklahoma on Sep 17, 2009 at 03:20 PM
    OMG are you serious? I was called by these people, and yes they do ask for personal information, and if they are so on the up and up, you should be able to independently find numerous individuals (who aren't strawmen) who have all kinds of glowing things to say about them, as well as lots and lots of employers who can say 'why yes, we DO recruit through them'. You also undoubtedly would NOT find information about them settling with the FTC eight years ago and agreeing NOT to do exactly what they're doing anyway: false advertising and phishing. You'd be able to find even ONE actual resolved complaint to the BBB. You'd be able to find rebuttals to the complaints listed all over the internet about them. Your 'update' sounds suspiciously like Yahoo.com's relationship with them... has your station suddenly found a new source of revenue?
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