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. Freelock has a deep bench in all things Drupal, but beyond the technical skills they also offer the much-appreciated ability to ask the right questions, articulate issues, and offer strong solutions. They were a true partner that went the extra mile amidst shifting priorities and deadlines. I look forward to a continued working relationship with the team at Freelock.

    Deborah Gassner
    UW Center for Reinventing Public Education

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