NEW YORK, Sept. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- TheLadders.com, the leading resource for career-driven professionals, is proudly partnering with New York City's leading career-focused not-for-profit organization, StreetWise Partners, to support the talent, innovation and economic growth of New York City.
Utilizing its tailored approach to helping professionals find the next step in their careers, TheLadders is making a significant donation in cash and in-kind resources to StreetWise Partners. Employees at TheLadders have already begun volunteer work with StreetWise Partners, contributing time and expertise to helping StreetWise Partners advance the career goals and aspirations of its trainees.
"Our partnership with StreetWise Partners is a perfect fit for our evolution towards providing comprehensive job-search assistance for all professional job seekers," Marc Cenedella, CEO and founder of TheLadders says. "We are excited to drive job opportunities and economic solutions through the combination of TheLadders' job sourcing tools and StreetWise Partners' resources for our shared community. We will work together to remove obstacles and start, or in some cases restart, the career path of those individuals StreetWise Partners serves, and help them reach their maximum career potential."
Career Ventures, StreetWise Partners' signature one-year program, matches trainees with up to two career mentors who impart critical workplace competencies and networking skills. The program helps trainees to achieve long term, sustainably improved employment in a professional office setting by teaching a variety of skills and instilling the confidence needed to successfully apply them. StreetWise Partners is distinguished in its ability to call upon nearly 15 years of experience in managing structured, volunteer-based programs. In 2010, average trainee income increased by 74% from program start to end, and participants added an average of 17 new individuals to their employment networks.
"StreetWise Partners is honored to be affiliated with TheLadders," Tracey Allard, Executive Director of StreetWise Partners says. "Like TheLadders, we are focused on helping people find professional jobs and maximizing their career potential. This deep partnership will create an exceptional impact within the job market and broader community. TheLadders' generous contribution of content expertise as well as financial and human capital will continue to enhance our high impact services and augment the positive tangible and intangible results of our programs."
The collaboration between TheLadders and StreetWise Partners will be unveiled at the New York Stock Exchange on September 20, 2011, celebrating the efforts of the two organizations in helping individuals move into professional jobs and careers. This partnership underscores TheLadders' commitment to the nonprofit community and its dedication to developing high-quality talent at all levels.
The NYSE event commences TheLadders expansion beyond its $100K+ heritage to all career driven professionals.
TheLadders has been committed to finding the right person for the right job since 2003. With a unique suite of personalized products and resume services, this career-focused online service helps job seekers connect with employers and recruiters more effectively and efficiently. At the core of the company's mission is the tagline "Your Career Is Our Job." Given its heritage as the leader in the $100K+ job search, TheLadders is dedicated to the science behind the job search and optimally positioned to help all career-driven professionals. TheLadders.com is headquartered in New York with offices in London. For more information please read TheLadders Blog and visit http://www.theladders.com/.
About StreetWise Partners
StreetWise Partners is a highly effective, cost efficient career development program that works with low-income individuals to help them overcome employment barriers, break the cycle of poverty, obtain better jobs and achieve short term as well as long term economic self-sufficiency. We accomplish this by tapping into the expertise of volunteer corporate professionals who provide customized one-on-one job skills training, access to professional networks, career coaching and job search assistance. StreetWise Partners assists people in proactively developing their career, not just their next job, and provides the tools and support required to set and achieve specific career goals.
StreetWise Partners was founded in 1997 when young professionals, working in New York's financial sector, envisioned a program that would meaningfully help unemployed and underemployed individuals develop the skills, confidence and connections needed to break their cycle of poverty. Today, StreetWise Partners transforms the lives of more than 300 motivated trainees annually while engaging the human capital of more than 1,000 corporate volunteers from leading global firms.
Established and headquartered in New York City, StreetWise Partners runs 14 programs annually in New York, Jersey City, NJ and Washington, DC.