SkilledWorkers.com Teams with Habitat for Humanity

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Vancouver-based job board to help bring holiday joy to families whose homes were destroyed by Hurricane Katrina.

SkilledWorkers.com, Canada's leading online job board for skilled trades workers in the construction, mining, oil and gas industries, announced today it will donate services to Habitat for Humanity's Gulf Recovery Effort.

SkilledWorkers.com has offered an unlimited number of job postings, along with limitless database access, to help Habitat for Humanity recruit enough skilled volunteers to participate in the reconstruction efforts in the Gulf coast. Through this partnership, Habitat for Humanity will reach the skilled individuals needed to meet the demands of the current building capacity; Habitat for Humanity estimates the need for approximately 200 volunteers.

"It has been two years since Hurricane Katrina devastated the lives of thousands of people, and still many families will be without a home this holiday season," says Gus Klemos, Founder and CEO of SkilledWorkers.com. "There is certainly a need for volunteers and with SkilledWorkers.com's extensive database we can help qualified skilled trades workers connect instantly with the staff at Habitat for Humanity."

Habitat for Humanity has committed itself to providing long-term solutions and affordable housing to families affected by homelessness. Habitat for Humanity has received funding from the Corporation for National and Community Service to recruit skilled construction volunteers to help with the enormous rebuilding effort in the areas devastated by the 2005 hurricanes. Currently, five affiliates in Mississippi and Louisiana are looking for 50 skilled volunteers to come for one-month to 12-month deployments. Funding allows these affiliates to help cover the costs of travel, lodging and meals for these volunteers.

"Through a partnership with SkilledWorkers.com, we have been given the opportunity to market our openings to exactly the target audience we wish to reach," says Lisa Rowe Andrews, National Service Manager for Habitat for Humanity.

Added Klemos: "Because Habitat for Humanity is an organization whose work has improved the quality of life for so many people around the world, we are proud to partner with it and those involved in the continuing efforts to rebuild the homes and lives of Hurricane Katrina survivors."

About Habitat for Humanity International

Habitat for Humanity International is an ecumenical Christian ministry that welcomes to its work all people dedicated to the cause of eliminating poverty housing. Since its founding in 1976, Habitat has built more than 250,000 houses worldwide, providing simple, decent and affordable shelter for more than 1 million people. For more information, visit http://www.habitat.org.

About http://www.skilledworkers.com

SkilledWorkers.com is the job board dedicated to skilled workers and employers in the construction, traditional energy, alternative energy, environmental, manufacturing and mining industries. Armed with industry experience and strong business acumen, Vancouver-based SkilledWorkers.com has created an online community dedicated to skilled tradespeople in the U.S. and Canada and the companies that hire them. SkilledWorkers.com allows skilled tradespeople to search for specific jobs, and employers to post detailed job descriptions, in a number of different job categories. For example, heavy equipment operators can search specific job postings for backhoe operators, bulldozer operators, and excavator operators for the construction industry. Examples of other job categories for skilled trades workers include drywallers, plumbers, welders, gasfitters, and electricians. The oil & gas categories include postings for rig managers, well drillers, and well service operators. Since its inception, SkilledWorkers.com has gained wide support and industry recognition for its innovative approach and user-friendly design. SkilledWorkers.com is a proud member of the Canadian Construction Association, International Association of Employment Web Sites, Vancouver Regional Construction Association (VRCA), and British Columbia Construction Association (BCCA). For further information, please contact 1-888-SKILL-10.

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