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), travels back to the Southeast this week with a stop in New Orleans, Louisiana, tomorrow, June 30. The Keep America Working Tour includes more than 140 stops across the nation throughout 2009. Since its kick-off in Boston at the end of February, the tour has featured 1,132 employers with more than 24,650 jobs to fill and nearly 35,000 qualified job seekers ready to fill them. Tour stops have included job fairs in 30 major markets in 25 states. The nearly 25,000 jobs represented at the fairs are backed up by tens of thousands of jobs listed on Monster.com in these 30 metropolitan areas.
At the core of the Keep America Working Tour is Monster’s mission to help rebuild the American workforce. In a break with tradition for both Monster and other job fair organizers, Monster’s Keep America Working job fairs are 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 interpersonal, interactive model that goes well beyond the traditional career fair, the Keep America Working Tour brings together the tools and expertise job seekers need to not only find a job, but to also help to manage their careers. Job seekers who attend the career fairs can learn from Monster’s Career Experts by attending live theater presentations for advice and techniques they need to truly stand out from the crowd in today’s tough job market. On-site Kiosks feature Monster’s new career management tools, introducing the all-new Monster.com . Finally, job seekers can make the most of the on-site opportunity to meet face-to-face with market-leading employers looking to fill local jobs now, while employers meet highly-qualified candidates they need to strengthen their recruiting pipelines and fill their open positions in an efficient manner.
Keep Europe Working Tour
Following on the heals of its highly successful Keep America Working launch in the U.S., Monster Europe recently introduced Keep Europe Working with a series of career fairs across key European markets. The Keep Europe Working Tour kicked off in France and the Netherlands earlier this month, and will continue throughout Europe with fairs in Germany, the United Kingdom, Italy, Belgium, Sweden, Poland, Austria and Switzerland during September and October. Monster is working with a number of key European employers as well as its broad base of local partners across Europe to drive the availability of employment opportunities at each event.
In furthering its commitment to do its part to Keep America Working, Monster has also teamed with Dress for Success , a non-profit organization dedicated to helping disadvantaged and underserved women become self-sufficient through finding and retaining jobs. Representatives from Dress for Success, along with women participating in the local Dress for Success chapter in New Orleans, will also be on site at the June 30 job fair. Dress for Success clients will participate in pre-fair training sessions with Monster Career Advice Specialists to help demystify the career fair experience, while providing tips and tools to approach and speak with employers.
For more information about the job fairs in Monster’s Keep America Working Tour, visit http://monstervjf.adicio.com/ or follow Monster’s Keep America Working Tour on Twitter @MonsterKAW and connect on Facebook .
About Monster Worldwide
Monster Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: MWW), parent company of Monster, the premier global online employment solution for more than a decade, strives to inspire people to improve their lives. With a local presence in key markets in North America, Europe, and Asia, Monster works for everyone by connecting employers with quality job seekers at all levels and by providing personalized career advice to consumers globally. Through online media sites and services, Monster delivers vast, highly targeted audiences to advertisers. Monster Worldwide is a member of the S&P 500 index. To learn more about Monster’s industry-leading products and services, visit www.monster.com . More information about Monster Worldwide is available at http://corporate.monster.com .