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Set a Course for TMP Island

February 15

If you head due Northeast of Bishara Island you'll find a small tropical haven filled with palm trees and beautiful sunsets. This exclusive retreat is nothing like you've ever seen. It's never too cold, or too hot. And it never ever rains. But before you rush off to your favorite travel website, take note - you can only be invited. Sound too good to be true? Well, because it is...at least in the real world.

Louis Vong and Russell Miyaki hanging out on a pier in front of TMP Worldwide's virtual office.

Welcome to TMP Island. TMP Worldwide's virtual office space within the popular Second Life metaverse. Second Life is a 3-D online virtual world entirely built and owned by its Avatar residents. Since opening to the public in 2003, it has grown explosively and today has registered over 2 million people from around the globe.

From the moment you enter the World you'll discover a vast digital continent, teeming with people, entertainment, experiences and opportunity. But don't call this a game. Because real people are making real money selling virtual goods to virtual people. In fact, marketers and major brands have started to open stores within Second Life to take advantage of this dynamic virtual environment.

"Second Life has created a whole new social and economic environment where Avatars have control of what they see and do. It's basically the real world in a virtual environment," says Russell Miyaki, VP, National Digital Creative Director, "This creates tremendous opportunity for the recruitment industry."

TMP Island is a place where employers can host job fairs, conduct employee presentations, build virtual replicas of their real world offices, and connect with the job seeker like never before.

"We're planning some big things for TMP Island. Expect to see some major employers holding events on our island really soon" says Louis Vong, VP DigitalStrategy.

To learn more about TMP Worldwide's digital capabilities, contact your TMP representative today or visit http://www.tmp.com/about_capabilities_details.aspx?id=2#S1.

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