PRLog - April 6, 2009 - ALL, -- Lantana, FL – HireMeNow.com LLC, an online temporary employment marketplace and pioneer in multimedia recruiting, today announced it is working with Office Depot (NYSE:ODP), a leading global provider of office products and services, to launch a new employment marketplace service for members of Office Depot’s industry-leading Worklife Rewards™ program.
Through HireMeNow.com, companies seeking temporary help connect directly with workers seeking temporary or contract assignments. Unlike typical job boards, HireMeNow.com fulfills the traditional role of an employment agency, keeping the temporary workers on its payroll, and handling all taxes and insurance. Clients do not have to pay to post jobs; they only pay for hours actually worked by the candidates they find on HireMeNow.com. HireMeNow.com connects a small business directly with great candidates that can start immediately. Everything can be handled online including searching for job candidates, communicating with them, setting up an interview, even making a job offer.
"Office Depot understands times are tough for small businesses, and that is why we are partnering with HireMeNow.com to provide discounted staffing services that will help our customers stretch their budgets and get the job done,” said Larry Wadford, Senior Director Loyalty and Direct Marketing for Office Depot. “As business owners have scaled back, they will be looking for more cost-effective, project-based employees to help in many areas including sales, customer service, marketing, appointment setting, accounting, and clerical work. With HireMeNow.com online temporary staffing service, our small business customers will be able to efficiently support their business on a level that makes sense for them.”
HireMeNow.com allows companies to post jobs for free, view videos of potential candidates, and manage their temporary workers. Businesses can also find permanent workers on HireMeNow.com via temp-to-perm, and take advantage of extremely low placement fees. Office Depot customers also have the ability to pay for the HireMeNow.com service by using their Worklife Rewards™ Visa® Credit Card. Office Depot Worklife Rewards members can take advantage of this offer by clicking on the My Worklife Partners™ section on the Worklife Rewards member website.
"HireMeNow.com is excited to offer this great small business resource to Office Depot’s Worklife Rewards members,” said Allen Bornstein, President and Founder of HireMeNow.com. “As one of the world's largest multi-channel retailers, Office Depot understands the needs of today’s small businesses, so the ability to leverage our expertise to offer online temporary staffing services to their core customer base is a tremendous opportunity for us.”
Office Depot Worklife Rewards members get full access to the HireMeNow.com site for free, can post unlimited job openings for free, and will also receive a free reference check upon registering.
The Office Depot Worklife Rewards™ program offers customers 10% back in Rewards on ink, toner and paper purchases, as well as Design, Print, & Ship Depot services, PLUS an additional 1% back in Rewards on nearly everything else.* To become a Worklife Rewards™ member, simply go to www.myworkliferewards.com to sign up or visit any Office Depot retail location.
About Office Depot®
Every day, Office Depot is Taking Care of Business for millions of customers around the globe. For the local corner store as well as Fortune 500 companies, Office Depot provides products and services to its customers through 1,713 worldwide retail stores, a dedicated sales force, top-rated catalogs and a $4.8 billion e-commerce operation. Office Depot has annual sales of approximately $14.5 billion, and employs about 43,000 associates around the world. The Company provides more office products and services to more customers in more countries than any other company, and currently sells to customers directly or through affiliates in 48 countries.
Office Depot’s common stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol ODP and is included in the S&P 500 Index. Additional press information can be found at: http://mediarelations.officedepot.com.
* Rewards are paid quarterly in the form of an Office Depot ® Reward Card when you earn a minimum of $10 in Rewards. If you earn less than $10, your Rewards carry over from quarter to quarter within a calendar year. 10% Rewards exclude postage stamps and HP ink and toner, 1% rewards are granted on qualifying purchases and certain exclusions apply. Visit www.myworkliferewards.com for full details.
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HireMeNow.com is an innovative combination of a self-service online temporary staffing firm and a professional and secure place for job candidates to post personal profiles, including VINTROs™, or video resumes, and AudioIntros. Companies seeking temporary help connect directly with workers seeking temporary or contract assignments. Unlike typical job boards, HireMeNow.com fulfills the traditional role of an employment agency, placing the temporary workers on its payroll, and handling all taxes and insurance. Clients do not have to pay to post jobs, HireMeNow.com believes it can bring the temporary staffing industry completely online, in a model that replicates the success of online travel booking – hiring companies can simply plug in their candidate criteria, execute a simple search, find the temporary or contract worker that fits their job posting and hire them – quickly, easily and efficiently.