Job Seekers are Open to the Idea of Working for the Government; According to Monster Meter, 80 Percent of Respondents Would Consider a Government Job
The Monster Meter asked, "Would you consider a job in government?"(a)
-- 80% said: "Yes."
-- 20% said: "No."
MonsterTRAK asked, "Would you consider a job in government?"(b)
-- 86% said: "Yes."
-- 14% said: "No."
"There are currently 6.9 million people out of work in the United States. Now is the time for the government to take advantage of this economic window and get their job openings out in front of this audience of qualified job seekers," said Jeff Taylor, chairman and founder of Monster. "This poll shows that job seekers are interested in working for the government. However, they are lacking the access to and awareness of the available positions. Monster's new Public Service area will connect job seekers with opportunities in the public sector in a familiar online environment."
To help connect job seekers with available government opportunities, Monster recently launched Monster Public Service. Monster Public Service was launched in part by a relationship with The Partnership for Public Service, a non-partisan organization dedicated to recruiting and retaining excellence in the federal civil service. The site aims to change the way job seekers find government jobs and encourages employment in the public service sector as an attractive and viable option for career-minded individuals. More information about Monster Public Service is available at (http://publicservice.monster.com).
(a) The results of the Monster Meter are based on 61,841 votes cast by Monster users from September 9th to September 16th, 2002 on the Monster homepage. Only one vote per user is counted toward the final tabulation. Anyone interested in voting in Monster's current online poll may do so by logging onto Monster at www.monster.com. Users may review the results of past polls by going to http://midcareer.monster.com/polls/.
(b) The results of the MonsterTRAK poll are based on 2,414 votes cast by MonsterTRAK users from September 2nd to September 16th, 2002 on the homepage of MonsterTRAK (http://www.monstertrak.com). Only one vote per user is counted toward the final tabulation. The content of the MonsterTRAK site is targeted specifically to college students and is a password-protected site. Only students and alumni who have a password from their career center can go further than the homepage. Anyone interested in voting in MonsterTRAK's current online poll may do so by logging onto MonsterTRAK at www.monstertrak.com. Users may review the results of past polls by going to http://content.monstertrak.monster.com/polls.
Monster, headquartered in Maynard, Mass., is the leading global careers website, recording over 44.9 million unique visits during the month of August 2002 according to independent research conducted by I/PRO. Monster connects the most progressive companies with the most qualified career-minded individuals, offering innovative technology and superior services that give them more control over the recruiting process. The Monster global network consists of local content and language sites in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, the Netherlands, Belgium, New Zealand, Singapore, Hong Kong, France, Scotland, Germany, Ireland, Spain, Luxembourg, India, Italy, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Switzerland, and Finland. Monster is the official online career management services sponsor of the 2002 Olympic Winter Games and 2002 and 2004 U.S. Olympic Teams. More information about Monster is available at www.monster.com or by calling 1-800-MONSTER.
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Founded in 1967, TMP Worldwide Inc., with more than 8,500 employees in 33 countries, is the online recruitment leader, the world's largest Recruitment Advertising agency network, and one of the world's largest Executive Search and Executive Selection agencies. TMP Worldwide, headquartered in New York, is also the world's largest Yellow Pages advertising agency and a provider of direct marketing services. The company's clients include more than 90 of the Fortune 100 and more than 490 of the Fortune 500 companies. In June 2001, TMP Worldwide was added to the S&P 500 Index. More information about TMP Worldwide is available at www.tmp.com.
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