Chicago, Ill. (PRWEB) January 31, 2007
Media Staffing Network, a specialized staffing service that caters to the media sales industry, is offering a free service for companies to post internship positions on its website at http://www.mediastaffingnetwork.com.
The company is providing this service in response to an increase in the number of students and recent graduates seeking assistance in locating available internships in media, marketing and advertising.
"Many students are graduating today with no idea about what they want to do or what careers are available in media," says Laurie Kahn, founder and owner of Media Staffing Network and co-founder of All About Careers. "Internships can be extremely valuable for both individuals looking for their dream job, and employers looking for qualified candidates to fill entry level positions."
According to Kahn, companies need to focus more resources on hiring and retaining productive staff, due in part to the projected shortage of labor in this country when Baby Boomers retire and a growing economy.
Additionally, recent changes in the media industry, such as consolidation, shifting ad dollars and the trend toward multi-platform packages have changed job requirements. "There will be more competition to hire people with full-service marketing skills, not just sales skills. It is going to be a whole new ballgame and those companies that start planning now will be much better off," says Kahn.
Media Staffing Network, founded in 1993, works with broadcast, print, cable, new media and advertising agencies as well as vendors to supply staff for sales, management and associated departments on both a temporary and full-time basis. Knowing that many of their larger clients have strong internship programs in place, Media Staffing Network hopes to encourage mid-size and smaller companies to take advantage of this new service. For more information, call 312.944.9194 x108 or visit http://www.mediastaffingnetwork.com.