Monster.com To Launch Equal Opportunity Community; Online Chats With Diversity and Equality Advocates Mark Site Kickoff
MAYNARD, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 8, 2001--Monster(R).com, the leading global online careers site and flagship brand of TMP Worldwide (NASDAQ: "TMPW"; ASX: "TMP"), today announced the planned launch of its online Equal Opportunity Community (http://equalopportunity.monster.com). To celebrate the launch of the new community, Monster.com will host a series of online chats with some of the country's leading and most respected advocates of diversity and equality. The Equal Opportunity Community will officially launch to the public on February 20th. With the launch, Monster.com will be the first online careers website to have an area specifically focused on promoting equal opportunity and diversity in the workplace.
The first chats of the online series will take place on Monday, February 12th and Tuesday, February 13th. The chats will feature three distinct public figures who, through their own work, have distinguished themselves as ardent voices for equality and diversity in American society. The participants are: Congressman Barney Frank (D-MA), a leading advocate for domestic partner rights and benefits; Ward Connerly, a member of the Board of Regents at the University of California and author of "Creating Equal: My Fight Against Race Preferences"; and Wilma Mankiller, the first female to hold the position as chief of the Cherokee Nation. Additional chats will be announced soon.
Congressman Barney Frank (D-MA), Monday, February 12th, 2:00 - 3:00 PM EST
Ward Connerly, Monday, February 12th, 4:00 - 5:00 PM EST
Wilma Mankiller, Tuesday, February 13th, 4:00 - 5:00 PM EST
"With the launch of the Equal Opportunity Community, Monster.com is providing the tools and resources employers need to ensure that their businesses offer a more diverse workplace," said Jeff Taylor, CEO of Monster.com. "The Equal Opportunity Community strengthens the Monster.com mission of empowering people who want more out of their career and their life by providing job seekers with the assets for career development and personal growth."
Equal Opportunity Community features include:
Articles - Relevant articles on such topics as diversity training, finding the right work environment, discrimination and many more.
Equal Opportunity Advisors - The community contains 13 advisors from such renowned and esteemed organizations as the Presidential Task Force on Employment of Adults with Disabilities, the AARP, the Rainbow Coalition, and the National Association of Working Women.
Equal Opportunity Newsletter - This free weekly newsletter delivers information on the latest feature stories, tools, and advice via email.
US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Resources - The site provides links to EEOC resources on anti-job discrimination laws and other education and technical assistance.
State/Local Agencies - The site provides links to state agencies that are responsible for enforcing equal employment laws and investigating discrimination complaints within the state.
Links to Alliance websites - Through the Community, you may link to the job search websites of several equal opportunity and diversity-focused organizations.
Monster.com, headquartered in Maynard, Mass., is the leading global careers Web site, recording over 16.2 million unique visits during the month of December 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, Spain, and Luxembourg. More information about Monster.com is available at www.monster.com or by calling 1-800-MONSTER.
About TMP Worldwide
Founded in 1967, TMP Worldwide Inc., now with more than 8,750 employees in 31 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 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. More information about TMP Worldwide is available at www.tmp.com.
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