The Association of Technology Staffing Companies (ATSCo) is to join the ranks of on-line recruiters with an internet jobs site for the IT and Comms recruitment industry.
The service, which is expected to launch next month, will feature vacancies posted by ATSCo's 47 member companies only, including the 2000 Group, Apex Computer Recruitment, Computer People, Lorien and Monroe Systems.
According to chief executive, Ann Swain, the service will complement, rather than replace any online recruitment facilities already offered by its member agencies. "The main reason for establishing our own site is that our members wanted something that would set them apart from other recruitment companies that perhaps do not adhere to a code of conduct like they, as ATSCo members, do," she explains.
The site will be non-profit making and will donate 10 pence from every job advertisement posted on its board each week to the NSPCC (National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children), for which ATSCo has already raised considerable funds.
In addition to permanent and contract vacancies, Swain says the site will feature information and advice for people in the industry, as well as news pieces and regular ATSCo updates.