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www.bluecollarjobs.com

WHAT: Site links employers, like construction contractors, with blue-collar workers looking for a job. Job seekers construct resumes and post them online for free.

Employers pay to list a job opening and gain access to the archive of resumes. They're informed by e-mail of an online applicant interested in a specific job.

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BEST POINTS: The site is attractive, clear, and easy to use. Resumes take about 20 minutes to build, and can be printed out. Finding job openings is simple: you can search by zip code radius, job function, or salary range.

Applicants are able to submit detailed information, or just basics, and can hide personal information and the name of their current company from the view of prospective employers.

What YOU NEED TO KNOW: The site, the first job board targeted at blue-collar workers, was just launched a few weeks ago, so there aren't many job or resume postings yet. But with unemployment still very low, traffic should heat up as companies scour for construction help.

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