Monster and Hire Disability Solutions Introduce Co-branded Careers Site for Job Seekers with Disabilities; Monster Job Tools and Content Now More Easily Accessible to HireDS.com Visitors
MAYNARD, Mass. & NEW YORK, Jun 16, 2006 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Monster(R), the leading global online careers and recruitment resource and flagship brand of Monster Worldwide, Inc. (NASDAQ: MNST), and Hire Disability Solutions, LLC, a national leader in bringing together top companies and job seekers with disabilities, today unveiled a co-branded career resource section on HireDS.com's site (www.hireds.com). This joint initiative makes Monster job search tools, career content and resume posting capabilities more readily available to individuals with disabilities.
"Our relationship with Monster will allow us to provide the 49 million Americans living with a disability with access to an abundance of excellent employment opportunities," said Jeffrey Klare, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Hire Disability Solutions, LLC. Klare continued, "There is expected to be an estimated worker shortage of 35 million people by 2030, according to the National Business & Disability Council, and individuals with disabilities can help mitigate this shortfall. Together, our companies can play an important role in connecting employers and job seekers with disabilities, a group that has been largely overlooked in the past."
Powered by Monster, HireDS Career Network helps facilitate Hire Disability Solution's mission: "to give all that want a chance to succeed, the opportunity to succeed." Hire Disability Solutions' newly constructed site, HireDS.com, is designed to benefit the widest possible number of job seekers with disabilities.
"Monster's relationship with Hire Disability Solutions will increase the profile of our core products and services to a vast pool of job seekers with disabilities," said Steve Pemberton, Chief Diversity Officer, Monster. "In turn, we are helping employers find quality candidates and foster diverse and inclusive workforces, which can impact a company's bottom-line by improving employee morale and retention."
Hire Disability Solutions, LCC
Hire Disability Solutions was founded in response to the increasing demand for services for individuals with disabilities that promote inclusion into the mainstream employment world. Since its inception in 2004, Hire Disability Solutions has established itself as a national leader in protecting and enhancing employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities. Through its educational campaigns surrounding employment law, education opportunities and assistive technology, the company facilitates the success of individuals with disabilities and employers alike.
About Monster Worldwide
Founded in 1967, Monster Worldwide, Inc. is the parent company of Monster(R), the leading global online careers and recruitment resource. The company also owns TMP Worldwide, one of the largest Recruitment Advertising agencies in North America. Headquartered in New York with approximately 4,300 employees in 25 countries, Monster Worldwide (NASDAQ: MNST) is a member of the S&P 500 Index and NASDAQ 100. More information about Monster Worldwide is available at www.monsterworldwide.com.
Monster(R) is the leading global online careers and recruitment resource. A division of Monster Worldwide, Monster works for everyone by connecting quality job seekers at all levels with leading employers across all industries. Founded in 1994 and headquartered in Maynard, Mass., Monster has 26 local language and content sites in 24 countries worldwide. More information is available at www.monster.com or by calling 1-800-MONSTER. To learn more about Monster's industry-leading employer products and services, please visit http://recruiter.monster.com.
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SOURCE: MonsterHire Disability Solutions, LLC Alison Lipman, 718-499-6757 alipman@hireDS.com or For Monster Weber Shandwick Andy Rohr, 617-520-7030 email@example.com