SOURCE: JCSI

JCSI

September 08, 2009 11:07 ET

JCSI Launches Facebook Page to Promote Awareness of Community Harvest Project

Staffing Firm Leverages Social Media to Recruit Volunteers for Local Hunger Relief Organization

WESTBOROUGH, MA--(Marketwire - September 8, 2009) - JCSI, a recruitment consulting firm, is announcing the launch of a recruiting page on the Facebook social networking site for Community Harvest Project. Community Harvest Project (CHP) grows and donates thousands of pounds of fresh produce annually to the Worcester County Food Bank, which supports over 250 programs in Central MA. Community Harvest Project's success is credited to their tireless volunteers, and with the assistance of social media experts JCSI Corporate Staffing, CHP has established a Facebook page to connect with volunteers and help recruit to the general population.

The public is welcome to visit the page at www.facebook.com/CHPinc. By becoming a fan of the page, people can learn about Community Harvest Project and receive updates on activities, events and volunteer opportunities. The page is not only a great way to see what's going on at CHP; it provides insight into the profound effect the organization has on its volunteers and the community it services. Fans can also post comments on their volunteer experiences and share photos and videos with their friends.

"JCSI specializes in applying social media tools to help companies recruit the best talent for their companies, so we know how effective a presence on Facebook can be for Community Harvest Project," said JCSI President Jim Sullivan.

Tracey Harger, Volunteer Coordinator at CHP, agrees their existence on Facebook will increase their following: "Community Harvest Project has grown significantly each year, and with this new Facebook page, we are looking forward to connecting with our volunteers in new ways and to grow our recognition in Worcester County."

About JCSI

JCSI is a recruitment consulting firm leveraging social media networking and passive candidate research to build a qualified candidate pool for a company's immediate and future hiring needs. Our staffing consultants act as a seamless supplement to clients providing comprehensive sourcing, screening and applicant communication services. For more information visit www.JCSI.net.

About Community Harvest Project

Community Harvest Project (CHP) is a not-for-profit organization that brings together individual, family and group volunteers to grow produce on local farms solely for hunger relief. As one of the few organizations that deliver fresh produce donations, CHP provides an average of 30,000 pounds annually to the Worcester County Food Bank which supports over 250 programs in Central MA. Founded in 1998 by the late Bill and Rose Abbott, not only does CHP help feed thousands of neighbors in need but the organization also strives to provide farming education, the opportunity to teach the importance of community service to children, and a meaningful experience that leaves volunteers with the knowledge that they've taken action and made a difference. To learn more visit www.community-harvest.org.

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