(BUSINESS WIRE)--The national tour of the Keep America Working career fairs sponsored by Monster.com®, the leading global online career and recruitment resource and flagship brand of Monster Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: MWW), continued its move through America’s Southeast this week in a journey that will include more than 140 stops across the nation throughout 2009. Since the tour was piloted in Boston at the end of February, 380 employers with more than 5,350 jobs to fill have met with nearly 12,000 qualified job seekers ready to fill them. Thus far, the tour has included job fairs in Boston; New York City; Washington, D.C.; Philadelphia; Whippany, New Jersey; Cincinnati; Indianapolis; Chicago; Minneapolis; Nashville and Charlotte. The 5,350 jobs represented at the fairs are backed up by tens of thousands of jobs listed on Monster.com in these eleven metropolitan areas. This week’s stops on the tour are today in Raleigh, in Orlando on April 1, in Atlanta on April 2 and in Jacksonville on April 3.
At the core of the Keep America Working Tour is Monster’s mission to help rebuild the American workforce. The company presents these job fairs free of charge to both job seekers and Monster employers with current job openings to eliminate any cost barrier and encourage the greatest number of employers with available jobs to link face-to-face with people who need those jobs.
Using an innovative model that goes well beyond the traditional career fair, the Keep America Working Tour brings together the tools and expertise job seekers need not only to find a job, but also to help manage their careers. Job seekers who attend the career fairs can learn from Monster’s career experts by attending live theater presentations that provide the advice and techniques they need to truly stand out from the crowd in today’s tough job market. They can see Monster's new career management tools and experience the all-new Monster.com. And finally, they can make the most of the on-site opportunity to meet face-to-face with market-leading employers with job opportunities. Employers who attend get to meet the highly qualified candidates they need to strengthen their recruiting pipelines and fill their open positions in an efficient manner.
“It was well worth the trip down. I was able to talk to people in my field and also talk to some people who weren’t necessarily in my field, but said there were opportunities for somebody with my sales background,” said job seeker Craig Ciampa from a Keep America Working fair. “I was able to leave resumes and touch base with the people who are in charge of recruiting.”
“Monster’s objective is to inspire people to improve their lives,” said Sal Iannuzzi, chairman, president and CEO of Monster Worldwide. “At the very center of that is the fact that people have to have opportunity. If we can connect them with opportunity today at the Keep America Working job fairs and tomorrow on-line on Monster.com, we’ve fulfilled our mission.”
For more information about the job fairs in Monster’s Keep America Working Tour, visit http://monstervjf.adicio.com/.
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