The Employment Guide® Addresses Skills Gap at 2013 APSCU Annual Convention & Expo

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Niche job board/publisher supports skilled workforce and career advancement

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Job seekers must differentiate themselves by pursuing a skill and using education as a way to advance within their chosen career path.

The Employment Guide, a division of Dominion Enterprises, will participate in the 2013 APSCU (Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities) Annual Convention & Expo. The premier event for private-sector higher education is scheduled for June 5-7 in Orlando, FL.

A leader in the recruitment industry, the Employment Guide offers a range of resources to empower people as they take steps toward career advancement. The brand’s website and publication list hourly and skilled jobs as well as entry level to mid-management positions. The Employment Guide’s participation in the APSCU Annual Convention & Expo is reflective of an ongoing commitment to expanding America’s skilled workforce.

“Job seekers must differentiate themselves by pursuing a skill and using education as a way to advance within their chosen career path,” said Tom Baron, who leads the Employment Guide’s career education department. “In addition to employment listings, we place career education opportunities in front of people who may want a better job but lack the skills and training to make that transition right now. Our site is a place where people come to learn how to improve their skill set and become more appealing to employers.”

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, America will experience a shortage of more than 35 million skilled and educated workers over the next 30 years. The U.S. must generate between 8 and 23 million new (postsecondary) skilled workers within ten years to protect its global economic standing. Career colleges play a critical role in closing the country’s skills gap.

“Technology and globalization have contributed to an increasingly competitive job market,” said Chris Baker, vice president and general manager of the Employment Guide. “By positioning employers’ skilled jobs in front of their target demographics and offering access to career advancement opportunities, we are helping our nation overcome barriers to growth.”

EmploymentGuide.com provides an array of tools for today’s job seeker, including a mobile site, a popular career blog, an education center and a veterans’ section. Additionally, the site features industry news, videos and career advice.

Career services professionals, colleges and employers are encouraged to visit booth # 536 for more information.

About Employment Guide
EmploymentGuide.com is a leading online niche job board focusing on hourly to mid-management employment opportunities, with an average of 1 million unique visitors a month. Employers can reach a targeted audience through job postings and premium placements including banners, videos, and direct e-mail campaigns. Our print publication, The Employment Guide, distributes thousands of publications every week. With outlets strategically located at colleges, universities, trade schools, employment offices, hospitals, restaurants, grocery stores, retail outlets, and public transportation hubs, we place your ads everywhere job seekers are looking.

About Dominion Enterprises
Dominion Enterprises is a leading marketing services and publishing company serving the automotive, recreational and commercial vehicle, real estate, apartment rental, employment, parenting, and travel industries. The company’s businesses provide a comprehensive suite of technology-based marketing solutions including Internet advertising, lead generation, customer relationship management, website design and hosting, and data management services. The company has more than 45 market-leading websites reaching more than 20 million unique visitors monthly. More than 77 million For Rent®, Employment Guide® and HotelCoupons.com® publications are distributed nationwide each year. Headquartered in Norfolk, Virginia, the company has 3,300 employees in more than 145 offices in the United States, Canada, England, Sweden and Italy. For more information, visit DominionEnterprises.com.

About APSCU
The Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities (APSCU) is a voluntary membership organization of accredited, private postsecondary schools, institutes, colleges and universities that provide career-specific educational programs. APSCU has approximately 1,700 members that educate and support more than three million students each year for employment in more than 200 occupational fields. For more information, visit http://www.career.org.

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