MAYNARD, Mass., Feb. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Monster(R), the leading
global online careers property and flagship brand of Monster Worldwide
(Nasdaq: MNST), is expanding its U.S. operations and has opened a western
"hub" in Tempe, Arizona. The Tempe office, dubbed Monster West, will be the
company's first fully operational facility in the western United States and
the largest operation outside of Monster's headquarters in Maynard, Mass.
Expansion into the Southwest region will help Monster better meet the
needs of its fast-growing customer base. Further growing the company's
domestic footprint enables Monster to better serve Enterprise businesses in
the Western half of the U.S. while raising the company's visibility among
small and medium-sized businesses at the local level.
"Monster is an expanding, fast-paced and energetic corporation, and the
Tempe area mirrors this," said Tom Beswick, vice president, Monster West. "As
one of the fastest growing regions in the Southwest, Tempe has a unique
combination of a talented workforce, tech-centric business environment, and
educational excellence with facilities such as Arizona State University."
Ninety employees are currently staffing Monster's new office. Monster
expects to fill 170 additional positions by year-end. Positions vary from
entry level to senior management. Beswick says this office will be Monster's
western "footprint" and will include many of the company's operations.
As the first tenant of the new Rio Salado Business Park, Monster's nearly
$2 million, 40,000 square foot facility utilized several Tempe area businesses
to bring the facility to life. Phoenix Design One, Jokake Construction and
Bootz & Duke Sign Company are among the many local employers whose workmanship
helped create Monster's unique facility and implement its "business social
environment," complete with the Monster Den, a unique and multifunctional
meeting space that encourages creativity and collaboration.
"Monster is a growing, hip company and the leader in its industry. We're
thrilled Monster has chosen Tempe to establish a base of operations for the
western U.S.," said Renee Lopata, senior vice president of the Tempe Chamber
of Commerce. "Monster has blazed a trail in the technology and employment
industry and we hope this firmly establishes Tempe as a perfect place for
companies to grow."
While new to the neighborhood, Monster has been a supporter of several
community organizations over the past year, including the Tempe Chamber of
Commerce, the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce, Arizona State University,
and most recently the Rio Salado Foundation.
About Monster Worldwide
Founded in 1967, Monster Worldwide, Inc. is the parent company of
Monster(R), the leading global online careers and recruitment resource. The
company also owns TMP Worldwide, one of the world's largest Recruitment
Advertising agency networks. Headquartered in New York with approximately
4,800 employees in 26 countries, Monster Worldwide is a member of the S&P 500
Index and the NASDAQ-100 Index. More information about Monster Worldwide is
available at www.monsterworldwide.com .
Monster(R) is the leading global online careers and recruitment resource.
A division of Monster Worldwide, Monster was founded in 1994 and is
headquartered in Maynard, Massachusetts, USA. Monster has 26 local language
and content sites in 24 countries worldwide. Monster is known for connecting
quality job seekers at all levels with leading employers across all industries
and offers employers innovative technology and superior services that give
them more control over the recruiting process. More information is available
at www.monster.com or by calling 1-800-MONSTER. To learn more about Monster's
industry-leading employer products and services, please visit
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