Ryerson’s Magnet is a non-profit initiative, bringing together more than 120 community and employment-based organizations.
Currently, over 5,000 employers and 75,000 job seekers are registered with Magnet, with the numbers growing.
The system provides sophisticated matching between employers and job seekers based on well-defined skills.
It also has special features developed to address diversity issues, including ways to anonymize demographic details to reduce unintentional bias.
Magnet has made important partnerships with many groups, addressing the needs of specific populations, and in particular addressing unemployment and underemployment related to youth, new immigrants, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and other individuals facing barriers to employment.
The platform also allows employment agencies to better support clients in their workforce transition.
With a focus on diversity, the Magnet platform can help individuals overcome barriers to employment by connecting them with opportunities that match their skills. Moreover, the platform improves employment outcomes for many different types of job-seekers, as individuals are matched more quickly and accurately with appropriate jobs.
More at magnet.today.