InterviewNEPA.com Poised to Connect Northeast Pennsylvania Workforce & Employers

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InterviewStream.com tapped by Wall Street West to provide leading edge video technology to support the workforce of Northeastern Pennsylvania today and to ensure the finance and IT industries of tomorrow.

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How well do you interview? For many people it is a hard question to answer, but through the efforts of InterviewStream.com, the premier provider of video interviewing solutions, the residents of Northeastern Pennsylvania will have a no-cost opportunity to answer it.

InterviewStream.com today unveiled InterviewNEPA.com, a customized, state-of-the-art web-based video technology platform which will aid thousands of job seekers and workforce development professionals in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Supported by Wall Street West, a federally funded workforce and economic development initiative, this collaboration will provide individuals with the experience and confidence to attain their dream jobs.

"A quality interview can be the difference between being hired or passed over," said Randy Bitting, co-founder of InterviewStream.com. "Whether it is a student trying to start their career or an incumbent worker entering the next chapter of their life, the interview process has the ability to set a person apart in the eyes of employers."

So, would you hire you? With the job market at an all time low, job seekers must demonstrate their value while employers juggle their ability to maintain shoestring budgets and higher demands. InterviewNEPA.com offers Northeastern Pennsylvania candidates a free opportunity to review, retry and reconsider their interview skills before applying for a job. Using a webcam at one of the Wall Street West region's twenty-seven colleges or universities, or five PA CareerLink Centers, an individual will be able to simulate job interviews to practice both verbal and non-verbal communication skills.

Additionally, the virtual career fair platform provides employers with a streamlined, more progressive recruiting tool, offering more choices in how and when interviews are executed and where they are delivered—optimizing the job search process and saving a company's time and money while even reducing their carbon imprint.

"The timing couldn't be more vital. With the hemorrhaging of the current economy and worsening job market, Pennsylvanians need a tool and an ally that will assist them with their career development and eventual financial well-being," Bitting said. "Wall Street West, now armed with InterviewNEPA.com, is poised to do just that; and we're thrilled to be on board."

InterviewNEPA.com is supplementing the workforce development projects and programs that have been funded by the Wall Street West initiative. A partnership of more than two dozen economic development agencies, technology investment groups, workforce development organizations, educational and research institutions and private-sector experts from throughout Northeastern Pennsylvania, Wall Street West has awarded more than $10 million throughout the region with the goal of creating a workforce that will help attract businesses in the key industry sectors that will be the future of the global economy.

"As we prepare the current and future workforce for the next generation of jobs, it is imperative that we use technology and techniques that represent the future and not the past," said Greg Morgan, director of communications, Wall Street West. "Video interviewing is quickly becoming a staple of many employers, and through InterviewNEPA.com, we are giving the Wall Street West community access to one of the newest and best development tools on the market."

About InterviewStream
InterviewStream, LLC (http://www.InterviewStream.com) is the premier provider of video interviewing solutions. Their product suite of proprietary online technology provides video interview solutions to universities, employers, and workforce investment boards around the globe including nine of the top 10 global MBA Programs and the world’s leading global outplacement firm.

Founded in 2003 by Miles Munz and Randy Bitting, both named "Top 30 Under 30: American's Coolest Young Entrepreneurs" by Inc. magazine in August 2007, InterviewStream has quickly become the 'industry standard’ practice and screening interview tool for thousands of job seekers, career counsellors & employers – across four continents and in 44 of the U.S. states.

InterviewStream, LLC is a privately held company headquartered outside of Philadelphia in Bethlehem, PA.

About Wall Street West:
Wall Street West is a not-for-profit partnership in Northeastern Pennsylvania that is enhancing the financial services, information technology, healthcare and related industries in the commonwealth through strategic workforce development and state-of-the-art economic development. Stemming from an interagency report by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Federal Reserve and the U.S. Department of the Treasury - whose recommendations make the ten-county region an optimal geographic location for secure data back-up and back office operations - the goal of Wall Street West is to work with firms in New York City and the surrounding metropolitan threat zones to establish supplemental facilities to safeguard data, fund the education and training of a growing workforce, and expand the competitiveness and potential of these industries.

Wall Street West partnership is made up of the top-tier economic development agencies; technology investment groups; workforce development organizations; education and research institutions; and private sector companies in the region. With the Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania acting as the project manager, Wall Street West has federal support through a $15 million Workforce Innovation in Regional Economic Development (WIRED) grant from the U.S. Department of Labor for education and job training, as well as a combined $24 million commitment by the U.S. Department of Commerce, the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development, and private industry to enhance existing infrastructure.

For more information, please visit the Wall Street West website at http://www.wallstreetwest.org.

This press release was distributed through eMediawire by Human Resources Marketer (HR Marketer: http://www.HRmarketer.com) on behalf of the company listed above.

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