Maynard, Massachusetts (PRESS RELEASE – April 7, 2011) – The right talent is a key to success and growth for both large and small businesses, with small businesses sometimes struggling to get the support they need. With this in mind, Monster.com, the leading job matching engine and flagship brand of Monster Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: MWW), recently introduced a Small Business Resource Center in collaboration with American Express (NYSE:AXP). The goal of the resource center is to better equip small business owners with guidance and cost effective solutions for staffing and managing their enterprises.
“In this collaboration American Express OPEN and Monster are uniting around a common goal: To support small business growth through employee hiring,” said Scott Koehler, vice president of Digital Marketing, American Express OPEN. “Not only is OPEN helping small businesses post jobs on Monster, but we are also providing valuable resources from OPEN Forum on retaining top talent, managing cash flow, and growing a small business through marketing and social media.”
The Small Business Resource Center on Monster.com includes a wealth of information for small business owners, including:
- Management Best Practices – Including solutions for finding and keeping the employees small business owners need and discovering strategies that can save time, money, and effort.
- Marketing and Social Media – Offering insight into how social media can strengthen customer and employee bonds, including simple steps to creating online campaigns, gaining more positive exposure, overall.
- Business Growth – Providing guidance around making the most of current business resources, and uncovering new opportunities to tap into a stronger, more vibrant business.
Through the new Small Business Resource Center, American Express is also offering an incentive program: For any small business that opens a Business Gold Rewards Card account from American Express OPEN and uses it to make a purchase on Monster.com, American Express OPEN will reward its customers with a statement credit up to $350*.
“Given how many small businesses there are in America, small business has become the growth engine of our economy,” said Ted Gilvar, EVP and Global Chief Marketing Officer for Monster. “We hope that the tools we’re providing in the Small Business Resource Center will help small businesses hire the right talent faster in a resourceful environment that provides other valuable tools to help grow their businesses and win new customers.”
For more information or to visit the Small Business Resource Center at Monster.com, please visit: http://hiring.monster.com/hr/hr-best-practices/small-business-resources.aspx
For more information on the American Express OPEN incentive program, please visit:http://americanexpressopen.monster.com
About Monster Worldwide
Monster Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: MWW), parent company of Monster, the premier global online employment solution for more than a decade, strives to inspire people to improve their lives. With a local presence in key markets in North America, Europe, and Asia, Monster works for everyone by connecting employers with quality job seekers at all levels and by providing personalized career advice to consumers globally. Through online media sites and services, Monster delivers vast, highly targeted audiences to advertisers. Monster Worldwide is a member of the S&P 500 index.
About American Express OPEN
American Express OPEN is the leading payment card issuer for small businesses in the United States and supports business owners with products and services to help them run and grow their businesses. This includes business charge and credit cards that deliver purchasing power, flexibility, rewards, savings on business services from an expanded lineup of partners and online tools and services designed to help improve profitability.
(*) Offer available to new Business Gold Rewards Card members who apply online by 12/31/2011 through this offer. Approved Card members are eligible to receive a 100% matching statement credit, up to a maximum of $350 per account, after they use their new Business Gold Rewards Card on Monster.com. The $350 statement credit applies to all transactions from Monster.com purchased with the Card within the first 180 days of Card membership (not to exceed $350 maximum from all transactions) and will appear as a statement credit on your monthly billing statement within 8-12 weeks. Offer expires 12/31/2011. If your application is received after this date, you will not be eligible for the statement credit. This offer may be withdrawn by American Express at any time prior to American Express’s approval of your application for the Business Gold Rewards Card from American Express OPEN. To receive statement credit, account must be in good standing and not in default.