Monster.com CEO Jeff Taylor Challenges Other Top Executives To See Their Shadows on February 2nd; Goal: 100,000 Employers to Host Shadows
WASHINGTON and MAYNARD, Mass., Jan. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Jeff Taylor, CEO of Monster.com, the leading global online careers site and flagship brand of TMP Worldwide (Nasdaq: TMPW; ASX: TMP), is challenging CEOs across the country to open the doors of their businesses to student shadows as part of Groundhog Job Shadow Day 2001.
"Job Shadow Day gives employers across the country a real chance to introduce young people to the opportunities and challenges that careers in their industries provide," said Jeff Taylor, CEO of Monster.com. "We hope businesses around the nation will join Monster.com in opening their doors to young people in their communities."
Job Shadow Day 2001 is a nationwide effort to give over one million young people an up-close look at the world of work. One of the goals of this year's effort is to increase the number of businesses participating to 100,000 in 2001, up from 75,000 in 2000. As part of its sponsorship, Monster.com will run a television ad during the month of January promoting the initiative. Monster.com will also host a Virtual Job Shadowing event on the official Job Shadow Day Web site (http://www.jobshadow.org) and on Monster.com (http://www.jobshadow.monster.com), which will give students access to real- life mentors and career information in order to explore a variety of careers.
Virtual Job Shadowing is an initiative that allows students anywhere in the country with access to the Internet to shadow working professionals online. Students will be able to see what takes place in the typical day of up to 20 professions, including a web master, chef, zookeeper and CEO. During the course of the day, students will be able to ask their "virtual career mentors" questions such as "How much education do you need?" and "What kind of experience is required?" to do their jobs. Virtual Job Shadowing will be available throughout the year at http://www.jobshadow.org and http://www.jobshadow.monster.com.
Beginning February 2nd, Job Shadow Day is a year-long nationwide effort to enrich the lives of students by acquainting them with the world of work through on-the-job experiences and a carefully-crafted school curriculum that ties academics to the workplace. Job Shadow Day 2001 is a joint effort of America's Promise, The National School-to-Work Office, Junior Achievement and the American Society of Association Executives. In addition to Monster.com, News Corporation is a co-sponsor.
This marks the second year in a row that Monster.com has been the national anchor sponsor for Job Shadow Day. As sponsor of Job Shadow Day 2000, the company was instrumental in ensuring that young people across the country had the chance to shadow "career mentors" in their places of work. Monster.com's support in 2000 included the donation of a Super Bowl ad which promoted Job Shadow Day during the pre-game and also in the days leading up to last year's event.
On February 2, 2000, more than one million of America's youth set off to explore over 100,000 workplaces throughout the nation, and on February 2, 2001, the goal is to significantly increase the number of participants. For additional information, visit the National Job Shadow Day Web site at http://www.jobshadow.org.
Monster.com, headquartered in Maynard, Mass., is a leading global careers Web site, recording over 18.3 million unique visits during the month of November 2000 according to independent research conducted by I/PRO. Monster.com 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.com 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, Germany, Ireland and Spain. More information about Monster.com is available at http://www.monster.com or by calling 1-800-MONSTER. Monster.com is the flagship brand of the Interactive Division of TMP Worldwide Inc. (Nasdaq: TMPW; ASX: TMP).
About TMP Worldwide
Founded in 1967, TMP Worldwide Inc., now with more than 8,200 employees in 29 countries, is the online recruitment leader, the world's largest recruitment advertising agency network, and one of the world's largest search and selection agencies. TMP Worldwide Inc., 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 480 of the Fortune 500 companies.
Special Note: The above statements include forward-looking statements based on current management expectations. Factors that could cause future results to differ from these expectations include the following: risks associated with acquisitions, competition and seasonality. Additional factors are described in the company's reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. SOURCE Monster.com
CONTACT: Kevin Mullins of Monster.com, 978-461-8751; or Ed Grocholski of Job Shadow Coalition, 202-452-9475/