This is the text from a press release the Greater Richmond Technology Council sent out today about their monthly breakfast this coming Friday – if you’re in the Richmond area, come hear what Shawn Boyer and Wei Wang have to say.
Richmond, VA. Aug. 6, 2007 – Eight
years ago, a friend asked Shawn Boyer, then a transactional attorney at Brown
& Wood LLP, to help him look for a summer internship online. When Boyer found very few sites listing
available internships, and almost no sites offering part-time or full-time
hourly jobs, he had the “a-ha” moment that led to founding SnagAJob.com, the
on-line hourly job board that now has more than 7 million registered
users. Mr. Boyer will tell the
SnagAJob.com story, and talk about the online recruiting industry, at the
Greater Richmond Technology Council (GRTC) Good Morning Technology breakfast on
Friday, August 10, 2007 at
The Place at Innsbrook. The breakfast
will start at 7:30am and end at 9:00am.
SnagAJob.com’s President & CEO, will give an overview of the company’s
services, as well as a history of online recruiting. SnagAJob.com is now the nation’s largest
hourly-wage job board, and in addition to racking up close to triple-digit
growth every year since 2000, the company has become the recruitment tool of
choice for a wide array of businesses, including Jiffy Lube and 7-Eleven.
from customers like Veronica Thomas, regional recruiter at Jiffy Lube, saying,
“We use SnagAJob.com because it works. It has proven to boost our applicant
flow by 50 percent. The customer service is in a class of its own,” are an
indication of why the company is successful. Customer service, ease of use, and quality of candidates make employers
happy customers – and those seeking work are equally complimentary about their
experiences with SnagAJob.com. One
job-seeker quoted on the company’s website is Miya E., who says that
SnagAJob.com is “the No. 1 source for hourly employment (and a
friend to the hourly worker).”
Chief Technology Officer, Wei Wang, will join Mr. Boyer in addressing the GRTC
membership. Mr. Wang, who holds a
Masters in Electrical Engineering & Computer Science from MIT, will talk
about the IT infrastructure initiatives the company has undertaken to manage
its success and rapid growth. Mr. Wang
recognizes the human side of SnagAJob.com’s business, “I
believe that people are our best asset, and my duty is to create a scalable
organization to maximize everyone’s potential and to allow each person to live
a more fulfilling life.” That sentiment
is echoed by each member of the company’s leadership team who, along with their
impressive array of degrees and business experience, list their first
hourly-wage jobs in their bios on the SnagAJob.com website.
The August GRTC
Good Morning Technology breakfast is sponsored by Monument Consulting, a
Richmond-based firm that delivers flexible and cost-effective recruiting
models, including recruiting process outsourcing. Monument Consulting helps its customers
recruit the great talent that is crucial to their business success.
Greater Richmond Technology Council is an association of businesses and
organizations working together to promote the success of technology companies,
and the growth of the technology sector of the Central Virginia economy.