Monster Announces Appointment of Jim Burns as Vice President/General Manager of Monster Healthcare
MAYNARD, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 22, 2003--Monster(R), the leading global online careers property and flagship brand of Monster Worldwide, Inc. (NASDAQ: MNST), today announced the appointment of Jim Burns as Vice President/General Manager of Monster Healthcare. In his role, Burns will direct Monster's efforts in the healthcare industry and provide strategic direction on growing the healthcare business for Monster.
As Vice President/General Manager of Monster Healthcare, Burns will direct Monster's efforts in the healthcare industry by managing telesales, service and marketing efforts. The Monster Healthcare community (http://healthcare.monster.com/) offers all types of job opportunities, from nursing and other health positions, to administrative and food service jobs. The site also features content and articles from leading healthcare organizations, as well as news and expert advice.
"The Monster sales team is excited to welcome Jim as the leader of our Healthcare segment. His expertise in developing businesses and ability to build strong, cohesive teams dedicated to growth and outstanding customer service will play an integral role in the continued growth of the Monster Healthcare business," said Steve Pogorzelski, president of Monster, North America. "The healthcare marketplace has extraordinary potential, with the Bureau of Labor Statistics projecting the growth rate of new jobs in healthcare professions to be 28.8% until 2010, twice the rate of job growth in non-healthcare professions. Now is the time for employers in the healthcare field to leverage the benefits of Internet recruiting."
"I am excited to join the industry leader in online career management and look forward to being part of Monster's future growth in the healthcare marketplace," said Jim Burns, VP/GM Monster Healthcare. "Monster has always been committed to providing high-quality, efficient hiring solutions for our customers. We will continue working with employers in the healthcare industry to simplify and speed their hiring processes."
Corporate Biography for Jim Burns
Burns was previously with Cross Country TravCorps for ten years in a variety of leadership roles. Most recently, he was the Director of Candidate Acquisition at Cross Country TravCorps, where he helped to reorganize a front-line sales function in conjunction with the recruitment effort of thousands of contract healthcare professionals in the highly competitive staffing sector. Prior to joining Cross Country TravCorps, Burns was the founder and president of ASOR Associates, a start-up venture specializing in the repair and re-sale of Wang mini computers. Burns holds a B.S. cum laude in Business Administration/Accounting from Merrimack College.
Monster, headquartered in Maynard, Mass., is the leading global careers website, recording over 53.4 million visits during the month of September 2003, 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, Canada, the Netherlands, Belgium, 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 2004 U.S. Olympic Team. More information about Monster is available at www.monster.com or by calling 1-800-MONSTER.
About Monster Worldwide, Inc.
Founded in 1967, Monster Worldwide, Inc. is the online recruitment leader and the parent company of Monster, the leading global careers Web site. Headquartered in New York with approximately 4,500 employees in 19 countries, Monster Worldwide operates TMP Worldwide, the world's largest Recruitment Advertising agency network, and the world's largest Yellow Pages advertising agency and is a provider of direct marketing services. The Company's clients include more than 90 of the FORTUNE 100 and approximately 490 of the FORTUNE 500 companies. Monster Worldwide (NASDAQ: MNST - News) is a member of the S&P 500 Index. More information about Monster Worldwide is available at www.monsterworldwide.com.
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