Success of First Event Prompts Accenture, EMC, GE Money and U.S. Cellular to Sign On for Innovative Recruiting Event
NEW YORK - August 20, 2007 - Encouraged by the success and interest generated in its first-ever online job fair held in May, TMP Worldwide Advertising & Communications, North America's largest independent recruitment advertising agency, today announced it will hold another Network in World virtual job fair on August 21-23. Recruiters from Accenture, EMC, GE Money and U.S. Cellular—and job seekers looking to land positions at those companies—will engage in real-life interviews and related recruiting activities on 'TMP Island', TMP Worldwide's space within the popular Second Life™ virtual world.
"Because the results at our first event were so positive, and because the digital world moves so fast, we decided to accelerate our plans and host our second Network in World Job Fair this month," said Russell Miyaki, vice president, national digital creative director at TMP Worldwide.
The Network in World event offers real world job opportunities in financial services, information technology, telecommunications and sales and management at the four participating companies. TMP will provide registered participants with training on how to interact inside and job seekers will be sent via "telehubs" to a participating company's specific location on TMP Island where they will meet and be interviewed by recruiters in virtual client offices.
"In May, TMP successfully realized one of its core goals by helping our clients use virtual technology as a way of meeting, recruiting and hiring bright, tech-savvy talent," said Michelle Abbey, president and CEO of TMP Worldwide. "The response and quality of the companies who plan to participate in our second NiW event—Accenture, EMC, GE Money and US Cellular—is an excellent testament to the fact that we're doing the right thing."
"TMP believes the recruiting process should reflect what's going on in business— which is going digital," added Louis Vong, vice president of digital strategy at TMP Worldwide.
To access the event's micro site visit http://networkinworld.jobs.
About TMP Worldwide Advertising & Communications
TMP Worldwide Advertising & Communications (www.tmp.com) is North America's largest independent recruitment advertising agency and the only recruitment advertising agency recognized among the top 30 U.S. agencies. We are a single source for companies to communicate their employment offerings in order to recruit and retain the best talent. Through online and traditional communications, ROI campaign management services, creative and brand management, diversity enrichment, and media planning, TMP delivers Solutions with an Interactive Edge, achieving industry-specific results across virtually every sector in business and government. Headquartered in New York City with offices throughout North America and affiliates around the globe, TMP continues to set the standard for measurable and cost-effective HR communications. TMP was formerly a division of Monster Worldwide, becoming an independent company in 2006.