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  UN/EDIFACT  D.03A (Batch) Syntax version 3 Issue date 2003-06-23  
  Message type specification JOBCON
JOBCON 2 Job order confirmation message  

TBG11 Social Security, Employment and Education

This specification provides the definition of the Job order confirmation message (JOBCON) to be used in Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) between trading partners involved in administration, commerce and transport.


1.1 Functional definition
The message intent is to confirm the receipt of information of a Job Order Message related to a vacancy or vacancies. The message is transmitted from an employment agency to an employer. The information is related to age, sex, profession, salaries, experiences, education, work and contract conditions.

1.2 Field of application
The Job order confirmation message may be used for both national and international applications. It is based on universal practice related to administration, commerce and transport, and is not dependent on the type of business or industry.

1.3 Principles
The intention of the message is the confirmation by the employment agency of the detailed information for one or more jobs or vacancies offered by an employer. A Job Order Confirmation Message is transmitted from the employment agency to an employer. A Job Order Confirmation Message may contain detailed information about the requirements of an applicant for the job, e.g. age, sex, occupation or occupation type, location of the job, education, knowledge, experiences. A Job Order Confirmation Message may also contain detailed information of the salary offered, a job application and/or arrangements for an interview.

See UNTDID, Part 4, Chapter 2.3 UN/ECE UNSM - General Introduction, Section 1.


3.1 Standard terms and definitions
See UNTDID, Part 4, Chapter 2.3 UN/ECE UNSM - General Introduction, Section 2.


4.1 Data segment clarification
This section should be read in conjunction with the segment table which indicates mandatory, conditional and repeating requirements.

The following guidelines and principles apply to the whole message and are intended to facilitate the understanding and implementation of the message:
All specified dates and times should be in the format 'yymmdd' or 'hhmm' unless all parties involved in the transaction agree that there is a functional requirement for an alternative format.
Periods should be specified as whole numbers representing the required period as indicated in the format qualifier (weeks, months, etc.)
Where a choice of code or text is given only the code element should be used wherever possible. Conditional data that is not required in the message should not be included.
Care must be taken that the segment qualifier in dependent segments do not conflict with the segment qualifier of the trigger segment of a group.
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