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Mar 17, 2014, 00:47 ET

As Workplaces Ready for the Excitement of March Madness, One Office Pool is a Contest Open to All of America's Unemployed

Today, as millions of Americans fill out NCAA men's basketball tournament brackets at their jobs, one office pool is different. It's the one for...

Feb 13, 2014, 08:00 ET

RiseSmart Secures $11 Million Round Led by Accel-KKR to Accelerate Market-Share Growth and Product Innovation

RiseSmart, the leading provider of enterprise career management solutions, today announced an $11 million growth equity round led by new investor...

Feb 03, 2014, 10:41 ET

RiseSmart's "Unemployment Rate Predictor" Works Again as Seattle Defeats Denver in Super Bowl XLVIII

For the 21st time in the past 26 years, the Super Bowl winning team hails from the metropolitan statistical area (MSA) with the lower unemployment...

Jan 30, 2014, 11:00 ET

A Super Bowl XLVIII Forecast That Works: Team from Metro Area with Lower Jobless Rate Has 80 Percent Success Rate Over the Past 25 Years

When Super Bowl 48 kicks off here at MetLife Stadium February 2, millions of Americans will be making predictions on the outcome. But a...

Jan 21, 2014, 11:25 ET
According to RiseSmart, a leading provider of enterprise career management solutions, the team whose fan base enjoys greater economic prosperity, as measured by lower unemployment rates, has won 20 of the past 25 Super Bowls -- an 80 percent success rate. Based on the correlation of BLS data and Super Bowl winners, the Seattle Seahawks are the favorite to defeat the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII.  (PRNewsFoto/RiseSmart)

Seattle's 12th Man Will Make the Difference in Super Bowl XLVIII, Based on a Surprising Predictor of Big-Game Success

 Seattle Seahawks fans – known as the 12th Man -- have earned a reputation as some of the loudest, most loyal fans in the NFL. ...

Oct 15, 2013, 12:58 ET

RiseSmart Names New York Times Bestselling Author Dan Pink to Its Strategic Advisory Council

RiseSmart, the leader in enterprise career management solutions, today announced that bestselling author Dan Pink has joined the company's...

Oct 07, 2013, 10:51 ET

RiseSmart Introduces RiseSmart Compass, a Groundbreaking New Approach to Employee Engagement and Career Development

At a time when corporations are de-layering and overall economic growth has slowed, organizations are increasingly struggling with how to meet...

Mar 19, 2013, 06:13 ET

NCAA Tournament Office Pool for the Unemployed Enables Laid-Off Workers to Experience the Fun of March Madness

 As millions of U.S. workers complete their NCAA tournament brackets in anticipation of the tip-off of March Madness, RiseSmart, the leading...

Feb 04, 2013, 10:09 ET
The team representing the metro area with the lower jobless rate has won 20 of the last 25 Super Bowls. Based on this predictor, the Baltimore Ravens can be expected to defeat the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl XLVII.  (PRNewsFoto/RiseSmart)

Best Super Bowl Predictor Is Still Jobless Rates, According to RiseSmart Analysis

 For the 21st time in the past 26 years, the Super Bowl winning team hails from the metropolitan area with the lower unemployment...

Jan 29, 2013, 10:58 ET
The team representing the metro area with the lower jobless rate has won 20 of the last 25 Super Bowls. Based on this predictor, the Baltimore Ravens can be expected to defeat the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl XLVII.  (PRNewsFoto/RiseSmart)

A Super Bowl XLVII Forecast That Works: Team from Metro Area with Lower Jobless Rate Has 80 Percent Success Rate Over the Past 25 Years

 When Super Bowl 47 kicks off here at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome February 3, millions of Americans will be making predictions on the outcome....

Jan 22, 2013, 06:56 ET
The team representing the metro area with the lower jobless rate has won 20 of the last 25 Super Bowls. Based on this predictor, the Baltimore Ravens can be expected to defeat the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl XLVII.  (PRNewsFoto/RiseSmart)

The Baltimore Ravens Will Win Super Bowl XLVII Based on a Surprising Predictor That Gets the Job Done

 The Baltimore Ravens will win Super Bowl XLVII, according to an unorthodox but surprisingly accurate predictor of Super Bowl success....

Aug 13, 2012, 05:00 ET
A RiseSmart analysis of unemployment data for the top five medal winners shows that the U.S. lags behind its chief athletic rivals.  The U.S. Olympic Team finished the 2012 Olympic Games with 104 medals, besting its rivals from China, which had 87, Russia (with 82), Great Britain (65), and Germany (44). However, when it comes to unemployment, a ranking among those nations leaves the U.S. in last place. The U.S. unemployment rate of 8.3 percent lags behind those of China (4.1 %), Russia (5.4%), Germany (6.8%), and Great Britain (8.1%), according to an analysis of data from Trading Economics.  (PRNewsFoto/RiseSmart)

Now That U.S. Has Won the Olympic Medal Race, It's Time to Vanquish a More Vexing Opponent: Unemployment

The United States led the way in medals at the just-concluded London 2012 Olympic Games.   Now it's time for America to take the baton...

Mar 12, 2012, 10:37 ET

As U.S. Workplaces Celebrate March Madness, RiseSmart Brings the Fun and Excitement of the NCAA Office Pool to a Forgotten Segment of the Workforce - the Unemployed

As millions of U.S. workers begin filling out NCAA tournament brackets to celebrate March Madness, RiseSmart, the leading provider of...

Feb 02, 2012, 15:50 ET
Jobs Data Predicts Pats Victory in Super Bowl XLVI, Says RiseSmart.  (PRNewsFoto/RiseSmart)

A Super Bowl Prediction That Gets the Job Done: Team from City with Lower Jobless Rate Has 85 Percent Success Rate

When Super Bowl XLVI kicks off here at Lucas Oil Stadium on February 5, millions of Americans will be making predictions on the outcome.  But...

Feb 01, 2012, 06:00 ET

RiseSmart Lands an Additional $2M in Venture Funding; Offboarding Solution Provider Raises New Capital for Growth

 RiseSmart, the leading provider of next-generation outplacement solutions, today announced that it has raised $2 million in venture...

Jan 23, 2012, 00:51 ET
The team representing the metro area with the lower jobless rate has won 17 of the last 20 Super Bowls.  Based on this predictor, the New England Patriots can be expected to defeat the New York Giants in Super Bowl XLVI.  (PRNewsFoto/RiseSmart)

The New England Patriots Will Win Super Bowl XLVI Based on a Predictor That Shows Who Will Get the Job Done

With the Super Bowl matchup set, serious fans will be poring over all kinds of statistics for clues as to who will claim the Lombardi Trophy on...

Jul 06, 2011, 11:07 ET

RiseSmart Leads Future of Outplacement to the Cloud

RiseSmart's cloud-based outplacement solution, Transition Concierge, has emerged as the fastest-growing player in the $3 billion outplacement...

Feb 07, 2011, 06:00 ET

Unemployment Rates Still Best Predictor of Super Bowl Outcome

For the 17th time in the past 20 years, the Super Bowl winning team hails from the metropolitan area with the lower unemployment rate, according to...

Jan 31, 2011, 06:00 ET
In 16 of the past 20 Super Bowls, the team whose city had lower unemployment prevailed, according to an analysis by RiseSmart, a Silicon Valley-based provider of outplacement and recruitment solutions.  (PRNewsFoto/RiseSmart)

Best Way to Forecast Super Bowl XLV? Comparing Jobless Rates

Could a city's economic prosperity, as measured by employment level, make a difference in its team's chances of winning the Super Bowl?  Data...

Dec 15, 2010, 06:00 ET

RiseSmart Announces $3 Million in Equity Financing; Talent Management Startup Has Raised $11.85 Million to Date

RiseSmart, a leading provider of next-generation outplacement and recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) solutions, today announced that it has...

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