GettingHired Announces Additional Funding for Disability Employment Growth
- Publish Date: 2009/11/19 - (Rev. 2010/07/16)
- Author: GettingHired LLC
Outline: GettingHired.com mission is to create sustainable employment growth and opportunity for people with disabilities.
Main DigestGettingHired.com, the largest disability employment portal in the USA, secured additional funding from Zenith Insurance Company, KDC and Fisher Capital Corp. for continued growth as well as for development of new product FastTrackRTW, a return to work initiative supporting long term disability and workers' compensation.
GettingHired, LLC, an organization focusing on careers and community for people with disabilities, announced today that it has secured $3 million of additional investment capital to fund continued growth of the largest disability employment portal in the USA as well as final development and launch of FastTrackRTW, an innovative new return to work initiative supporting the long term disability and workers' compensation insurance verticals. The investments were made by Zenith Insurance Company, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Zenith National Insurance Corp, Kamine Development Corp and Fisher Capital Corp. LLC.
"We are excited about this innovative approach to managing the return to work challenge, and look forward to using the FastTrackRTW product as a unique resource in helping our injured workers find productive work," said Stanley Zax, Chairman and President of Zenith.
FastTrackRTW incorporates many of the features of the existing GettingHired.com employment and social networking portal and adds a robust injured worker and caseworker platform, as well as a specialized enhancement to GettingHired.com's RightMatch technology.
Jim Fisher, Managing Member of Fisher Capital, added that he believes that the "FastTrackRTW program will be able to leverage the success of the GettingHired.com platform, which has already seen explosive growth in its first year of connecting people with disabilities to employers committed to hiring people with disabilities, and will be a significant aid in helping more people return to a productive work life after experiencing an injury or illness within the LTD and Workers' Compensation arenas."
GettingHired, LLC CEO Tom Capato said he was "excited by the opportunity and felt privileged to be in a position to support continued progress toward the goal of creating employment opportunities for people with disabilities."
About GettingHired.com - The GettingHired.com mission is to create sustainable employment growth and opportunity for people with disabilities. The GettingHired.com internet based portal connects and serves:
Job Seekers with Disabilities
Community Colleges, Colleges and Universities
Our portal has incorporated several unique free services designed to help people prepare for the work place and build their careers. Our social networking medium offers individuals a platform to connect with each other and career mentors. Job seekers will find opportunities posted by employers who use our portal through paid annual memberships to connect with qualified candidates for all their open positions. Our portal identifies and highlights individual skills, talents and backgrounds.
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