SimplyHired lets job seekers be picky in a recession

Dog at work
Dog at work

As the recession lowers the bar on job searches, leaving many people who are out of work willing to take just about any job they're qualified for, it's nice to see that at least one job search engine is giving job hunters the chance to be picky.

SimplyHired.com -- which searches job boards and Web sites of private companies, the government and non-profits -- has some fun filters to make finding the right job easier.

The special searches can be for companies that are friendly to dogs, moms, people 50 and older, gay, veterans, have a diverse workplace or one that is nice to the environment.