Seattle Jobs Scraper System

SeattleJobs.org hired Freelock to implement a system to scrape job listings from their customers' web sites. SeattleJobs.org lists jobs from about 45 member companies. In order for Seattle Jobs to automatically list these jobs, the listings have to be provided in a very specific format.

We developed a system to be able to define different patterns of HTML on each of the clients' web sites to extract the text that represented job listings. Before our project, SeattleJobs.org generally had around 150 individual job listings. With our scraper system complete, there are now over 700 listings. Also, when the format of a web site changes, the system automatically notifies the administrator of a problem!

 

  1. As the coordinator for the Olympic Peninsula Tourism Commission, I direct staff and contractors in projects for the OPTC, including the contractor selection, design and build of the new website. Freelock was chosen and did the work as expected with great results. I heartily recommend them for other work of this nature. Their customer service and personal approach sets them apart from the crowd.

    Diane Shostak, Executive Director
    Olympic Peninsula Tourism Commission

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