African American job sites focus on a specific demographic and are good tools for employers looking for qualified workers and wanting to improve the overall diversity of their companies. These specialized sites allow employers and candidates to reach beyond local job sources, increasing the chances of finding the right employment match.
Our top eight African American job boards are:
- HBCU Connect: Best for finding students and alums of Historically Black Colleges and Universities
- BlackJobs.com: Best for those seeking professional talent in engineering, nursing, and more
- The Black Perspective: Best for businesses targeting a career magazine audience
- Jopwell: Best for businesses seeking black, Latinx, and Native American professionals
- Black Career Network: Best African American job site that also posts to LGBTQ, Asian, military, and other sites
- Black Tech Jobs: Best for businesses looking for technical experts
- IMDiversity: Best general job board for underrepresented minority groups
- POCIT: Best for reaching candidates through email newsletters
Continue reading for our evaluation of each job board.
African American Job Site Comparison Table
Minimum Price Per Job Post
Posts to Multiple Sites
Unlimited Job Posts
On-site Recruiting Efforts
Focus on College Graduates
$275; additional posts cost less
Contact for Partnership Quote
HBCU Connect specializes in career insight and job ads for students and alumni of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU). The job site is open to all African Americans as well. Businesses can connect with candidates through job fairs, advertising, and job boards.
It costs $249 to post jobs for up to 60 days to over 30 diversity-focused sites, including HBCUConnect.com, DiversityRecruiting.com, AfricanAmericanCareers.com, BlackInAmerica.com, BlackWomenConnect.com, and HispanicPlanet.com. Each job posting will also go to HBCU Connect’s network of HBCU Career Centers.
HBCU Connect owns several other properties with job boards:
- Black in America
HBCU job promotion packages include sponsored content, banner ads, video showcasing, and featured employer ads. It also organizes job fairs, sends email blasts, includes your content in its newsletter, promotes your internship program, and assists with candidate sourcing. Contact HBCU Connect for rates specific to the services you desire.
With over 300,000 African American job seekers turning to BlackJobs.com each month, this African American job board is a great place to get your job post seen. Further, most are college graduates; with 45% male and 55% female, there’s a good gender mix as well. The focus is professional (career), with job seekers looking for jobs in engineering, web development, communications, marketing, management, human resources, accounting, graphic design, and nursing.
Postings start at $249 for a single 60-day job ad; a package of 30 60-day job ads costs $2,499. There’s an unlimited posting package for 12 months (60 days per ad) for $9,999. BlackJobs.com works with corporate brands, nonprofits, educational institutions, and municipalities to help them find qualified African American candidates.
The Black Perspective
The Black Perspective is a career magazine for African Americans with articles on all aspects of employment and diversity. It has a job ads section where readers flock to find companies looking for diverse talent, and you can pay extra to have your job indexed.
Ads cost $275 for one job listing, including a branding logo on the career search engine. Additional job ads start at $195 and go down to $99 as you post more. Ads run for 30 days. Job indexing is also available with a job ad banner. Prices range from $500 to $4,500 depending on the type and size of your banner, which runs for 90 days.
To create an ad, you’ll need to fill out the form on the Targeted Diversity Recruitment (TDR) website, then select The Black Perspective. You can also put your ad on Hispanic Today, Veterans Enterprise, and Women in Business & Industry. (Each ad is priced separately.)
Jopwell is an African American job site that helps Black, Latinx, and Native American students and professionals find jobs and advance their careers. Candidates can search job ads or post their profiles online and receive job recommendations. Jopwell also employs recruiters who will actively recruit for you.
Jopwell has two “partnership” opportunities: Jopwell Campus Cohort helps you expand your company’s footprint at universities and HBCUs, while Jopwell Pro lets you engage its community of professionals through job postings, recruitment support, and hiring events. Partnership pricing is customizable, and you must speak to a representative to get a quote.
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Black Career Network
Black Career Network (BCN) is an African American job board with over 350,000 new members each month seeking jobs. BCN uses matching technology to help qualify job seekers and offers emailed job alerts, hosts 30 national career recruitment events, distributes over 7 million ads, and provides over 150,000 one-on-one personal phone career consultations each month.
Ads go not only to BCN but to Pro Div Net, iHispano, Pro Able, Military 2 Career, Out Pro Network, Women’s Career Channel, and Asian Career Network. You can post a single ad for 60 days for $495. The Pro plan at $795 allows one posting for 90 days, plus your logo on the Diversity Network homepage, your ad highlighted at the top of search results, a branded employer profile, and your listing sent to job seekers across the Professional Diversity Network plus partner networks like LinkedIn.
Black Tech Jobs
If you are looking for technical experts, then Black Tech Jobs is worth investigating. The recruiting team is developing a community of top-tier Black professionals in the IT and engineering industries. It offers full recruiting services with one-to-one candidate sourcing and placement, as well as job posting opportunities.
Job posts start at $249.99 for a single 90-day post to packages of 20 90-day posts for $3,200. It also has a special package for posting internships: $100 for a 180-day job post.
Originally a career magazine, The Black Collegian, IMDiversity is now a one-stop career development site and job board for African Americans and other underrepresented minority groups. Employers can advertise jobs or search resumes with an account. Searches are done by keyword and location.
Postings run from 30 days for $200 to 90 days for $250. You can get 10 job listings for $1,675. Alternatively, get an online membership plan for $4,950. It includes a diversity profile, URL, photos, video, unlimited job postings, resume database access, and a logo button.
People of Color in Tech (POCIT)
People of Color in Tech (POCIT) offers more than job posts on its website. It also publishes an email newsletter to 12,000 subscribers and posts to over 50,000 social media followers. You can receive and manage inbound applications through the POCIT website and search over 10,000 profiles. Like a candidate? Direct message them through POCIT.
Ads run $199 per post. If you need multiple postings throughout the year, there’s an Enterprise Annual Package (custom price). It lets you do the following:
- Post unlimited ads
- Access the talent database
- Build a company profile
- Have one of your employees of color interviewed for the POCIT homepage
- Be featured in the header menu
- Sponsor the POCIT weekly newsletter for a month
- Sponsor the Techish podcast (30,000 monthly downloads)
Sometimes, finding the best candidate while improving the diverse representation in your company means going beyond the usual job sites. African American job sites like the ones above can introduce your business to a new set of highly qualified candidates to hire. For Black job seekers, it provides a place to find jobs with companies serious about workplace diversity.