Women's Sports Services & Monster Team up to Provide Recruitment Solutions to Support Women and Minority Hiring in Sports
HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 21, 2003--Women's Sports Services, LLC (WSS), a leading career development and recruitment solutions company in sports specializing in job placement for women, minorities and professional athletes, today announced an alliance with Monster, the leading global online careers property and flagship brand of Monster Worldwide, Inc. (NASDAQ: MNST). Together, the companies will create a co-branded online career center designed to help reach and interest women, minority and other under-represented communities in sports-related careers.
Through the alliance, job seekers will receive leading content in the sports field to help them manage their career and find great career opportunities, while employers will be able to target, reach and access a diverse pool of qualified candidates specifically interested in careers in sports. The co-branded career center will be accessible through the Women's Sports Services website (http://www.WomenSportsJobs.com) as well as via Monster's Diversity and Inclusion community (http://diversity.monster.com/). The companies also plan to work closely on creating unique programs for employers, including seminars and workshops.
"We are excited to announce this alliance and see it as a major step towards achieving diversity hiring in sports. We are proud to be working with Monster, the leading global online careers site. We look forward to creating some unique programs for our employer partners," said Becky Heidesch, CEO, Women's Sports Services, LLC.
"Our alliance with Women's Sports Services is a great opportunity to help provide quality career opportunities and advice to help guide the careers of the thousands of women, minorities and members of other under-represented communities across the country who desire to work in sports," said Jeannine Carter, vice president of Diversity, Monster. "Job seekers who visit Monster's Diversity and Inclusion community will benefit from the co-branded site with a leading recruitment company in sports."
About Women's Sports Services
Women's Sports Services, founded in 1995, has done a variety of work in the women's sports market in the areas of career development, event marketing, consulting and publishing. WomenSportsJobs.com was launched in 2000 as a spin-off from the print publication, the Women'Sports Job Wire. The Job Wire was originally launched in 1996 and provided job listings for women interested in sports related careers. With the popularity of the Internet, the company ceased the print publication and developed a comprehensive online career center for women interested in sports related careers. For more information log on to www.WomenSportsJobs.com or call (714) 848-1201.
Monster, headquartered in Maynard, Mass., is the leading global careers website, recording over 53.5 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
Founded in 1967, Monster Worldwide, Inc. is the parent company of Monster(R), the leading global online careers property. The company also owns TMP Worldwide, the world's largest Yellow Pages and Recruitment Advertising agency network and provider of direct marketing services. Headquartered in New York with approximately 4,500 employees in 19 countries, Monster Worldwide's clients include more than 90 of the FORTUNE 100 and more than 490 of the FORTUNE 500 companies. Monster Worldwide is a member of the S&P 500 Index. More information about Monster Worldwide is available at www.monsterworldwide.com.
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CONTACT: Women's Sports Services
Kevin Mullins, 978-461-8751