Putting America Back to Work: Halfway There

NORFOLK, Va., April 16, 2009 – “Putting America Back to Work,” the nationwide job fair series of EmploymentGuide.com, a division of Dominion Enterprises, has helped 5,497 workers find new jobs, surpassing the halfway mark towards its goal of helping 10,000 Americans find jobs.

Launched in December, the job fairs feature companies with immediate hiring needs as well as career education organizations. They are free and open to all job seekers with no pre-registration required.

“With the numbers that we’ve seen so far, we are confident that we will put at least 10,000 Americans back to work. By doing so, we hope to provide economic solutions to our communities and to job seekers,” said Jack Webber, vice president and general manager of The Employment Guide and EmploymentGuide.com.

Upcoming job fairs in the “Putting America Back to Work” job fair series include:

  • Orlando, Fla. April 16, 2009
  • Columbus, Ohio April 21, 2009
  • Fort Lauderdale, Fla. April 21, 2009
  • St. Louis, Mo. April 22, 2009
  • Memphis, Tenn. April 22, 2009
  • Sacramento, Calif. April 25, 2009

For a complete list of the job fairs currently scheduled through November, visit: http://www.employmentguide.com/browse_jobfairs.html.

Todd Simon, CEO of Omaha Steaks, attended a recent Omaha job fair where his company made approximately 15 hires. Simon noted, “Our business was founded on serving our customers…One of the things we know is that Americans aren’t going to stop eating and they still enjoy a great steak. We have to keep our phones staffed and we’ve got to keep our plants running in order to satisfy our customers’ needs.”

The current economic situation has caused dramatic business changes and nearly-unprecedented layoffs. However, many businesses in retail, food service, health care and transportation are making structural changes to adapt to the economic climate, and are hiring both part-time and full-time workers on a national scale.

The Putting America Back to Work job fair series is supported by: the AARP Foundation, the National Urban League, the National Job Corps Association, the American Hotel and Lodging Association, AMVETS, and myStaffingPro.

Ford Motor Company also has partnered with EmploymentGuide.com, which provides Ford employees who are considering buyout offers the opportunity to transition to new careers. Ford will promote the “Putting America Back to Work” job fairs to employees who have previously accepted buyout packages.

About The Employment Guide and EmploymentGuide.com

The Employment Guide is a division of Dominion Enterprises. The Employment Guide and EmploymentGuide.com offer businesses a comprehensive recruitment solution for hourly workers through a nationwide series of publications, award-winning Web sites, and series of job fairs. The free weekly publications are published locally in more than 75 markets with a combined circulation of 2.8 million copies nationwide. The job board, www.EmploymentGuide.com, attracts more than 1.8 million unique visitors each month and features a candidate database and jobs nationwide. Niche Web sites www.CareersInGear.com, www.HealthCareerWeb.com, and www.WiserWorker.com have been developed to serve in-demand industries and demographics. Face-to-face recruitment is available through The Employment Guide’s job fair program, with more than 250 job fairs conducted nationwide each year. For more information about The Employment Guide, visit http://www.EmploymentGuide.com.

About Dominion Enterprises

Dominion Enterprises is a leading marketing services company serving the automotive, enthusiast and commercial vehicle, real estate, apartment rental, and employment industries. The company’s businesses provide a comprehensive suite of technology-based marketing solutions including Internet advertising, lead generation, CRM, Web site design and hosting, and data management services. The company has more than 45 market-leading Web sites reaching more than 16.7 million unique visitors, and more than 450 magazines with a weekly circulation of 4.3 million. Headquartered in Norfolk, Va., the company has 5,400 employees in more than 200 offices nationwide. For more information, visit http://www.DominionEnterprises.com.

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