California Inventor Develops Integrated Referral and Recruitment System


ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 18 — John Younger of San Rafael, Calif., has developed a method and a system for generating referrals for job positions based upon virtual communities comprised of members relevant to the job positions.

According to the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office: “The invention includes three primary methodical tools. The first tool implements a job recruiting toolkit. The second tool implements a method of generating referrals based upon a virtual community of people who relate to the job description. The third tool implements an enterprise recruitment toolkit.”

The inventor was issued U.S. Patent No. 7,149,703 on Dec. 12.

The patent has been assigned to Accolo Inc., San Rafael.

The original application was filed on Feb. 28, 2006, and is available at: http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=7,149,703.PN.&OS=PN/7,149,703&RS=PN/7,149,703.

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