SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 7, 2001--Washington Mutual, Inc.
(NYSE:WM), the nation's seventh largest financial services company,
today announced its agreement with Monster.com(R), the leading global
online careers site and flagship brand of TMP Worldwide Inc.
Monster.com will power an innovative package of online recruiting
tools and services for Washington Mutual. Washington Mutual's human
resources professionals can now post over 1,600 job openings in 42
states nationwide online at its corporate website, www.wamu.com.
This special recruiting package will assist Washington Mutual's
human resources professionals in finding the most qualified candidates
nationwide, as jobs are searchable according to geographic region and
job type. Monster.com will power the job listings site for Washington
Mutual and provide Monster's advanced online application technology.
Potential employees can submit their applications online or download
the application and fill it out manually.
"Washington Mutual is a thriving financial services company, and
finding talented individuals to join our team is crucial to our
continued growth and success," said Adrian Byrd-Pina, senior vice
president for Talent Acquisition at Washington Mutual. "To fulfill our
staffing needs, we must reach a large number of applicants and make it
easy for them to apply, and the use of Monster.com's job searching and
online application technology enables us to accomplish that."
"With Monster.com powering the job searching and online
application technology for Washington Mutual's 1,600 open positions
nationwide, the recruitment process is simplified into one easy-to-use
system for the employer and the job seeker," said Steve Pogorzelski,
Group President -- Sales, Marketing and Customer Relations,
Monster.com. "Monster.com will positively impact the time, cost and
quality associated with finding qualified candidates for Washington
Mutual, as potential employees are now able to access the huge
database of jobs from across the nation."
Washington Mutual has been recognized as one of the top employers
in the nation by several publications and organizations. In 2000, it
was named "One of the Best Companies to Work For" by Washington CEO
magazine. Working Woman magazine recently ranked the company fourth in
the nation in the Top 25 Companies for Executive Women. The company
also received the "Employer of the Year" award at the National
Business Leadership Summit 2000 for its success in promoting the
hiring of people with disabilities and was ranked 22nd in "America's
50 Best Companies for Minorities" by Fortune Magazine in the July 10,
Washington Mutual currently employs over 30,000 employees and has
open positions ranging from entry-level to upper management. Most
employees who work 20 or more hours per week are eligible for
benefits, including medical and dental coverage, paid time off for
vacation and illness, home buyer discounts, a 401(k) plan, pension and
stock purchase plans, and tuition reimbursement. Training programs are
provided for management, sales, service, and support positions.
Additionally, performance awards and other incentive programs are in
place to reward high standards of performance. Washington Mutual
employees are granted four hours of paid time off each month to do
volunteer work in the community.
Monster.com, headquartered in Maynard, Mass., is the leading
global careers website, recording over 26.1 million unique visits
during the month of March 2001 according to independent research
conducted by I/PRO. Monster.com connects the most progressive
companies with the most qualified career-minded individuals, offering
innovative technology and superior services that give them more
control over the recruiting process. The Monster.com global network
consists of local content and language sites in the United States,
United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, the Netherlands, Belgium, New
Zealand, Singapore, Hong Kong, France, Germany, Ireland, Spain,
Luxembourg, India and Italy. More information about Monster.com is
available at www.monster.com or by calling 1-800-MONSTER.
About TMP Worldwide
Founded in 1967, TMP Worldwide Inc., with more than 9,500
employees in 32 countries, is the online recruitment leader, the
world's largest Recruitment Advertising agency network, and one of the
world's largest Executive Search and Executive Selection agencies. TMP
Worldwide, headquartered in New York, is also the world's largest
Yellow Pages advertising agency and a provider of direct marketing
services. The company's clients include more than 90 of the Fortune
100 and more than 480 of the Fortune 500 companies. More information
about TMP Worldwide is available at www.tmp.com.
About Washington Mutual
With a history dating back to 1889, Washington Mutual, Inc.
(NYSE:WM) is a national financial services company that provides a
diversified line of products and services to consumers and small- to
mid-sized businesses. At March 31, 2001, Washington Mutual and its
subsidiaries had assets of $219.93 billion. Washington Mutual
currently operates more than 2,300 consumer banking, mortgage lending,
commercial banking, consumer finance and financial offices throughout
the nation. Washington Mutual's news releases are available at
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