When Matt Mullenweg announced that he had purchased WPTavern as well as WeblogToolsCollection.com, another online property he received that wasn’t mentioned at the time was jobs.wordpress.net. The website has been around for a long time. In fact, in just 10 days, the site will be celebrating its 6th birthday on July 27th. Created by Mark Ghosh in 2007, the site aimed to be the primary location for employers looking for professional WordPress help.
The site is intended to be used as the primary location for employers looking for professional WordPress help to post their needs and for WordPress professionals to find, apply for and obtain jobs in WordPress. We have focused on aesthetics, ease of use and consolidation of resources in developing WordPress Jobs. Feeds are available for every job category to make it easy for job seekers to find and apply for the right jobs as quickly as possible.
Matt had a hand in getting the site launched in 2007. Coming around full-circle, Matt has the opportunity to once again continue the legacy that is the original Jobs.WordPress.Net website. As announced on the Make.WordPress.org website, there has been a call for volunteer moderators for the website. The jobs board is still a popular destination but the amount of work required for one individual is daunting. The post outlines what is involved with the moderation process and the type of skills necessary to complete the work. It’s very encouraging to see that a number of people have already stepped up to help moderate this new community resource.
On a WordPress jobs related note, PostStat.us just published their Summer edition of Who’s Hiring In WordPress.