The AFRO American Newspapers has recently launched a job search engine on its website. As a supplement to the newspaper’s weekly print “Career Corner” employment section, the online employment classifieds will connect readers with national and local jobs. The venue also allows job seekers to post resumes and search extensive jobs listings.

During a time when African American unemployment looms at 16 percent nationwide, the AFRO hopes to promote business and career opportunities for its readers.

As the newspaper builds its jobs database, employers – searching for new hires within the minority community – are offered competitive introductory pricing. The quick, efficient self-posting process allows businesses to add their listing to the AFRO’s virtual job catalog and conveniently pay online. Companies will have the option of having their posted jobs appear exclusively on the AFRO site or have extended exposure on a nationwide network of affiliate news sites.

“(This is) just another way of using the digital environment to focus on some of the pressing needs of the businesses and the unemployed in our community,” said AFRO Publisher Jake Oliver. “We believe this is a great opportunity for making these interactions easy and almost instantaneous.”

To learn more about the new online employment classifieds, please go to or call the Advertising Department at 410-554-8289.


Shernay Williams

Special to the AFRO