Sarasota, FL (PRWEB) September 7, 2005
Florida had hurricane Andrew and last year Florida had four major hurricanes cross the state and communities are still dealing with the after effects. This was the first time four hurricanes hit a single state directly in more than a hundred years.
Hurricane Katrina has raised the reality and gravity of hurricane damage and dislocation for all to new levels. Affected populations across the Gulf Coast are dealing with basic necessities of food, clean water, shelter, medical help, emotional loss, and more.
New Orleans had a population of more than half a million people who are now displaced, and will not be returning home next week or next month. Many are scattered along the easiest escape routes, the I-10 corridor east and west, and north. They will be starting new lives in new locations and will need all the help they can in their new locations.
Gas prices are at an all time high, and there is no reason to expect the prices to level off, much less recede. Dislocated job seekers, particularly in the instance of Katrina will be least able to afford the transportation necessary for interviews in any job search in their new found home.
InterviewUSAÂs patented Virtual Video InterviewÂ System is unparalleled in its ability to deliver consistent occupationally appropriate interviews of displaced job seekers from hurricane Katrina. The system is currently in deployment in the Jacksonville, Gainesville, Ocala, and Pinellas regions and more are pending in Florida and elsewhere across the country. These regions stand ready to assist displaced job seekers with the best services available today, and they now have a new perspective on the value of InterviewUSAÂs VVI system; they can better assist dislocated job seekers from outside their region, and are best positioned for worse case scenarios in their own region.
InterviewUSAÂs patented VVI System is a self service technology that allows a job seeker, with even limited computer skills to select and then record an occupationally appropriate interview. They can review the digital interview, re-record, and release it to anyone on the web as an attachment in their resume. Businesses that are served by workforce boards can sort job seekers by the same categories and view interviews from their desktops anywhere in the world. It is estimated that the solution can reduce the time to hire for business by one to three weeks.
Rapid re-employment is an important factor in reducing the stress associated with dislocation and it will be of the utmost importance in the case of Hurricane Katrina because there will be many long term displacements if not permanent relocations.
About the company:
Interview USA, Inc., based in Sarasota, FL, was founded in 2001 as a provider of workflow automation solutions. The privately-held company markets its Virtual Video InterviewÂ technology as a cost-cutting, time-saving tool to any organization that conducts interviews, for human resources, risk management, security, or other purposes. For more information on Interview USA, Inc. and its array of technology products and services, please contact Bryan St.Laurent, via telephone at: 800 941 4872, ext. 84 or email at: BSTL ÂatÂ interviewusa.com