MAYNARD, Mass. & WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--According to a recent MonsterTRAK study, 80 percent of young professionals are interested in securing a job that impacts the environment in a positive way, and 92 percent give preference to working for a company that is environmentally friendly.1 To help young workers identify these opportunities, MonsterTRAK, in alliance with ecoAmerica, today announced GreenCareers by MonsterTRAK, the first environmentally responsible recruitment service for college students and recent graduates. MonsterTRAK is the division of Monster for college students and recent graduates. Monster is the leading global online careers and recruitment resource, and flagship brand of Monster Worldwide, Inc. (NASDAQ: MNST). ecoAmerica is an environmental non-profit that shifts personal and civic choices with innovative consumer research and marketing.
“By introducing the concept of ‘green careers’ to mainstream college students and recent graduates, we hope to deliver an inspiring message that young professionals can find jobs that not only present tremendous opportunities for their future, but also aid in the fight against global warming,” said Mark Charnock, vice president and general manager, MonsterTRAK. “GreenCareers by MonsterTRAK serves as a place that connects young people and employers with the emerging sustainable economy in a concrete way, making the environment more personally relevant for both parties.”
Green Jobs and Green Companies
GreenCareers by MonsterTRAK will offer job seekers the opportunity to identify both green jobs and green companies, enabling direct participation in the rapidly emerging green economy. These jobs span all occupations and industries, and can be found in the smallest start-ups or the largest multinational firms.
A “green job” is any position in which an employee makes, markets, sells, supports, executes or promotes a service, product or public policy that is beneficial to the environment because it (1) prevents pollution, (2) reduces the consumption of natural resources or (3) actively promotes the appreciation or protection of nature.
Similarly, a “green company” is also defined by the aforementioned criteria and can encompass a range of industries, such as energy conservation, socially responsible investing, sustainable tourism and non-profit environmental advocacy. Additionally, any job – regardless of its function – within a green company or organization also qualifies for listing, such as an accountant at an organic food company.
“There is no better place to start a career today than in the green economy, and GreenCareers by MonsterTRAK will help today’s young workforce find these opportunities,” said Robert Perkowitz, president, ecoAmerica. “We applaud MonsterTRAK for taking a leadership role and enabling Americans to make professional choices that will aid in the improvement of our environment.”
GreenCareers by MonsterTRAK will feature entry-level, part-time and internship opportunities at organizations of all sizes. Environmental Defense, a leading national nonprofit that helps create breakthrough solutions for serious environmental problems, will sponsor and support the service with educational content and information.
GreenCareers by MonsterTRAK is accessible at: www.monstertrak.com/greencareers/.
Preparing for a “Green Career”
For more information on exploring green career options, please visit: http://www.monstertrak.monster.com/greencareers_guide
Founded in 1987 as JobTRAK and acquired by Monster®, the leading online global careers and recruitment resource, in 2000, MonsterTRAK is a leading college recruitment solution that successfully connects employers with college students, recent graduates and career centers. MonsterTRAK provides a wide range of entry-level, part-time and internship job listings, along with resources that enable students to develop and execute their own career management strategies. Recognized for the last five years by Student Monitor for offering world-class customer service, MonsterTRAK maintains superior relationships with more than 3,100 college and university career centers, MBA programs and alumni associations nationwide. For more information, please visit www.monstertrak.com.
About Monster Worldwide
Monster Worldwide, Inc. (NASDAQ: MNST), parent company of Monster®, the premier global online employment solution for more than a decade, strives to bring people together to advance their lives. With a local presence in key markets in North America, Europe, and Asia, Monster works for everyone by connecting employers with quality job seekers at all levels and by providing personalized career advice to consumers globally. Through online media sites and services, Monster delivers vast, highly targeted audiences to advertisers. Monster Worldwide is a member of the S&P 500 Index and the NASDAQ 100. To learn more about Monster’s industry-leading products and services, visit www.monster.com. More information about Monster Worldwide is available at www.monsterworldwide.com.
ecoAmerica is a environmental non-profit that uses innovative consumer research and marketing to encourage personal and civic choices that are better for American families, communities and our natural heritage. By starting with people instead of issues, and focusing on opportunities and benefits instead of costs and consequences, ecoAmerica makes environmental protection personally relevant to average Americans (http://www.ecoamerica.net).
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1 Based upon a survey conducted July 17 - August 29, 2007 of 4,457 MonsterTRAK members