Thursday, September 27, 2012

Media Coverage of "Famously Hot Jobs" Launch

WIS News 10
Reporter: Jennifer Emert - Columbia, South Carolina |

WLTX News 19
Reporter: Jennifer Bellamy

The City of Columbia Launches “Famously Hot Jobs”

Innovative Job Matching Platform Powered by TweetMyJobs to Boost Local Employment and Enhance Economic Development

Columbia, SC – Mayor Steve Benjamin, on Thursday, launched “Famously Hot Jobs,”  a new online jobs platform powered by TweetMyJobs that revolutionizes recruitment by incorporating mobile and social media.  “Famously Hot Jobs” will assist local job seekers in the Columbia metro area by offering an easy and user-friendly online tool to facilitate their search for employment.

Columbia (SC) Mayor Steve Benjamin
announces the launch of "Famously
Hot Jobs" website on Thursday, Sept.
27, 2012. (Photo: Mike Woolfolk)
Mayor Benjamin unveiled “Famously Hot Jobs” at a press conference on Main Street, where a recent Facade Grant program leveraged $425,000 in federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds to create over $6 million in private investment.  Mayor Benjamin was joined by representatives of several local businesses including Time Warner Cable, Palmetto Health, the University of South Carolina, AFLAC and Avantech, which all have joined “Famously Hot Jobs.”

“Famously Hot Jobs” provides job seekers with information on thousands of jobs in multiple industries at all levels of employment. Even more remarkable is that, thanks to the partnership between the City of Columbia and TweetMyJobs, residents and businesses alike can use “Famously Hot Jobs” for free which is welcome news to the roughly 31,000 unemployed and estimated 45,000 underemployed men and women living throughout Metro Columbia.

Monday, September 24, 2012

L.O.V.E.-- Let One Voice Emerge

A friend and colleague brought this video to my attention.  It's a great effort to encourage people to register to vote and participate in the upcoming elections.  "Let One Voice Emerge" is reminiscent of the USA for Africa "We Are The World" video in 1985 to help raise money for famine relief.

Check out the video and visit the L.O.V.E. website.  No matter what your political leanings are, the important message here is REGISTER TO VOTE and PARTICIPATE IN THE PROCESS!!!