SOURCE: TMP Worldwide

TMP Worldwide

April 02, 2015 12:18 ET

TMP Worldwide Partners With Code Louisville to Support President Obama's TechHire Program

Company Backs TechHire's Goal of Helping More Individuals Attain Technology Jobs Through Appropriate Training and Education

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Apr 2, 2015) - TMP Worldwide Advertising & Communications, LLC, a global innovator in talent acquisition, today announces details of its participation in President Obama's TechHire initiative, an extensive program designed to help more Americans gain the skills training they need to attain well-paying technology jobs.

To support the TechHire program, TMP has partnered with Code Louisville, an organization dedicated to providing individuals in the greater Louisville, Kentucky region with software training and mentorship. Through Code Louisville, individuals complete a 12-week course that gives them the skills to advance their careers and fill key tech talent gaps in the region. The program is free for candidates, while organizations can participate by having employees devote their time teaching classes and serving as mentors.

Not only do organizations supporting Code Louisville benefit from giving back to the community, but they also gain access to the best and brightest talent to emerge from the program. TMP, one of 20 employers participating in Code Louisville, has greatly benefited from the program, hiring two highly qualified graduates who serve as developers at the company's Louisville office.

Louisville was one of 21 cities specifically selected for the TechHire initiative, setting an example for similar programs across the country. Given the success of Code Louisville, President Obama will be visiting the city today, April 2, 2015, to tout the program and highlight its effectiveness in providing area residents with the skills needed to fill IT jobs throughout the region.

"We are extremely proud to partner with Code Louisville and support the President's TechHire initiative," said Michelle Abbey, president and CEO of TMP. "Louisville is a market with emerging technical talent, and we are thrilled to help individuals gain the skills they need to achieve their professional goals. The program has proven to be a success for us and other employers in the region, providing a steady stream of candidates with the expertise to be highly effective employees."

About TMP Worldwide
TMP Worldwide is a global innovator in talent acquisition that leverages software, advertising and creativity to develop and deploy our clients' employer brands across digital, social and mobile platforms to connect candidates with employers.

This strategic mix of talent and technology allows us to serve a global client base that spans virtually all sectors of private, public, and government employers, and positions us as the organization to define the standard of measurable and cost-effective solutions to the human capital management community.