When are companies required to post jobs externally?

Job Listings

Are companies required to post job openings? There are two scenarios where posting jobs are required by law, however there are generally three reasons you'll see them posted.

  • Does the company bid for or provides services under federal contact?
  • Is the company subject to a collective bargaining unit (employees represented by a labor union)?

Although not required by law, hiring managers will often post jobs vacancies, even if they've already pre-selected an internal or external candidate, in the hopes of discovering someone in the job job market with impressive an skill set that can bring something interesting to the table. These candidates may possibly unseat the likely contender for the job or to recruit the individual for a alternate role.