December 9, 2009 – Sal Iannuzzi, chairman, president and CEO of Monster Worldwide, Inc., recently participated in an all-day White House Forum on Jobs and Economic Growth and shared some of his observations and what Monster is doing to help job seekers. “The White House Forum on Jobs was a call to arms for a group of leaders to roll up our sleeves and innovate our way out of this unacceptable level of unemployment,” said Mr. Iannuzzi. “Every business leader can take action, and we're committed to doing our part. We're introducing powerful new search tools that help seekers uncover jobs they might have missed before, and help employers find the best people for the jobs they have open now. We have career exploration and planning tools for people who want or need to consider new options.” Approximately 130 attendees attended the White House forum, including representatives from major companies and non-profit groups, small business owners, elected officials, economists, union heads and academic influencers. Forum attendees participated in six discussion groups on topics including: innovation and green jobs of the future; expanding job opportunities through exports; small business job growth; long-range infrastructure plans; encouraging business competitiveness and job creation; and preparing workers and strengthening Main Street. According to President Obama: “During these difficult economic times, we have a responsibility to consider all good ideas to encourage and accelerate job creation in this country. I am looking forward to hearing from the private sector, from CEOs and small business owners and from Americans struggling to make ends meet, on how we can work together to create jobs and get this economy moving again.” Monster is also participating in the new website introduced by the Department of Labor called the “Tools for America's Job Seekers Challenge,” connecting workers with online career resources, and offering businesses and other organizations an opportunity to showcase their best products.
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