Independent electrical contractors now have access to an online database of job listings, thanks to a partnership between IEC and ELECTRICjob.com. The database has more than 1,300 client companies in the trades and is home to more than 11,000 resumes.

IEC members will receive a 20% discount on services provided by the Web site, and they can also link directly from the members only section of the IEC Web site to the database. ELECTRICjob.com also supplies an automated scouting service that e-mails qualified resumes daily to employers, using the job titles and region that employers may be seeking.

Gene Mini, IEC national president, says larger job posting sites don’t specialize enough for tradesmen. “ELECTRICjob.com is a better avenue for IEC members because it is an extremely focused service,” he says.

Those dragging their feet about putting their resume online might want to reconsider. A recent study conducted by the Employment Management Association found that advertising jobs online is much less expensive than doing so in print media, so searching for work on the Internet may continue to gain popularity.