Swoon And i.c. stars Team Up To Tap Tech Talent From Underserved Communities
15 Apr, 2015, 11:17 ET
CHICAGO, April 15, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On March 18 Swoon, a staffing agency serving the tech sector, hosted an open house to kickoff and celebrate its partnership with i.c. stars, an organization dedicated to advancing opportunity for talented people from underserved communities. Over the next three months, Swoon will mentor members of i.c. stars for 90 minutes a week as the participants begin their career search. Resume writing, networking and negotiating offers will all be part of that mentoring process.
"Sometimes things just align. The tech industry is looking for a more diverse and inclusive pipeline of talent, and i.c. stars has that talent. We're thrilled to be working with them. It's just the right thing to do in every way," explained Michelle Baker, CEO of Swoon.
"Our mission is to make sure talent from underserved communities gets the opportunities it's due. Swoon has a reputation for really fortifying talented and matching it with great opportunities, so we're really excited to be working with them," said Sandee Kastrul, cofounder and president of i.c. stars.
"It's a smart partnership, and I'm really excited. Swoon's made a reputation for putting people over placements and i.c. stars is looking for that sort of thoughtfulness to work with its deep pool of untapped talent. It makes good sense for everyone," Jamoy Fowler, an i.c. stars alumnus who's recently accepted a recruiting position at Swoon explained.
About Swoon: We are technology and professional recruiters with an unorthodox method and a proven track record of temporary and direct hire placements. Through an approachable method to recruiting we get to know our clients and candidates then connect the best and the brightest with fortune 1000 companies nationwide.
SOURCE Swoon Technology Resources LLC
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