Web Startup BuildZoom Offers Employment to Locked-Out NBA Players

Buildzoom.com, a web site that makes it easy to find reliable home improvement contractors, offers guaranteed employment to any player on an NBA roster in the 2010-2011 season.

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We can help these players recoup some of that lost revenue during the lockout, while also giving them a chance to learn some valuable new skills.

Scottsdale, AZ (PRWEB) August 18, 2011

With the lockout dimming the prospects of an NBA season for 2011-2012, many of the league’s stars are faced with difficult decisions. Several have signed deals to play basketball in foreign leagues. Others, like Kentucky’s John Wall, may go back to finish their degrees.

Some players like Boston Celtics guard Delonte West, who recently applied for a job at Home Depot according to his Twitter account, are simply looking to stay gainfully employed.

BuildZoom.com, a web site that makes it easy to find reliable home improvement contractors, wants to address the problem. The startup is now guaranteeing a position to any player who was on an NBA roster last year.

“NBA players make $3-to-$5 million dollars per year,” said Ryan Petersen, a spokesman for the company. “It can be difficult to lose that income all of a sudden. We want to help these players recoup some of that lost revenue during the lockout while also giving them a chance to learn some valuable new skills.”

Positions are available in customer support, marketing, sales or even Web programming. According to Mr. Petersen, "We’ll work the with the guys to make sure we find a role that best suits their talents and personalities. I know the Western Conference guys lean towards open-source frameworks and that plays well into our development approach."

BuildZoom has built a name for itself by helping home owners find reliable home improvement contractors, bringing transparency and objectivity to an industry that has been traditionally marked by low consumer confidence. By providing free online search tools that rank contractors using a proprietary alogorithm, BuildZoom helps homeowners connect with the right contractor for their job. The site’s contractor profiles are packed with license data, project photos, consumer reviews, employee bios, and more.

NBA players who are interested in learning more can connect with us through Facebook, Twitter or by calling 877-WORK-NBA.

About BuildZoom.com

BuildZoom.com makes it easier to find reliable home improvement contractors. The startup ranks and rates over 1.5 million contractors across the United States, showcasing project photos, license data, consumer reviews and more. By bringing objectivity and transparency to the home improvement business, Buildzoom.com’s free search tools help homeowners finding the right contractor to work on their house.

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