SOURCE: Washington Technology Industry Association

Washington Technology Industry Association

September 14, 2009 15:09 ET

Washington Technology Industry Association Launches Online Job Center

New Resource to Pair Job Seekers With Tech-Oriented Employers Unveiled at "Back to Work" Workshop Hosted by F5 Networks

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - September 14, 2009) - With the slumping economy finally showing signs of life, the Washington Technology Industry Association (WTIA) will launch an online resource to pair job seekers with employers. The WTIA Job Center (www.wtiajobs.org or www.techjobcenter.org) will be unveiled tomorrow at a "Back to Work" workshop hosted by F5 Networks (www.f5.com) at its Seattle headquarters.

The WTIA Job Center allows job seekers -- both WTIA members and non-members -- to post resumes and search for available jobs free of charge. WTIA member companies can also list open jobs for free while the fee for non-member companies is $75 per 60-day listing. Over 150 job openings have already been listed from a wide range of companies, including Altigeo, Aztecsoft-Mindtree, Big Fish Games, BluWater Consulting, Bsquare, Columbia Hospitality, Concur Technologies, Daptiv, Dept of Info Services WA, Expedia, F5 Networks, iLink Systems, INRIX, MATRIX Resources, Microsoft, Pariveda Solutions, Parker HealthcareIT, Proactive Staffing, RealNetworks, Robert Half Technology, ServerLogic, SolutionsIQ, Vadium Voice Communitcations, Vertafore, VestaLabs, Volt Engineering, Volt Technical and Creative, Xtreme Consulting Group, and Zillow.com.

The "Back to Work" event is designed to be a practical workshop for both job seekers and those who simply want to stay abreast of the latest job search techniques. Attendees will have the opportunity to get advice and tips from HR professionals, career counselors and job placement experts, including Christy Miller of SeattleJobs.org, Matt Youngquist of Career Horizons, LLC, and Kathi Jones of Swift HR Solutions. Attendees will also be able to hone their skills in mock one-on-one interviews with WTIA Board members representing companies like Google, Attachmate, IBM and Microsoft. Those interested in attending can find a complete agenda and registration info at http://www.washingtontechnology.org/pages/events/events_events_wsaevent.asp?EventID=820. As an added benefit, workshop attendees will able to purchase a WTIA individual membership for only $95, which is more than a 50 percent discount off the regular rate. Membership provides numerous perks, including discounted services from WTIA member companies, special pricing for WTIA events and eligibility for services such as the WTIA's affordable group health plan.

"While the economy may be showing signs of improvement, many qualified professionals in our industry still face a real challenge finding work," said Ken Myer, President and CEO of the WTIA. "We want to help them and anyone else who is interested in joining our industry post their resumes and see available positions. This event and our new Job Center are logical extensions of our ongoing mission to support the growth of the technology industry in Washington."

"We're very proud to be hosting this event with the WTIA," said Laurie Likai, VP of Human Resources at F5. "The job market is incredibly competitive right now. We want people to leave this event with useful information that will help them find good job opportunities and better navigate the interviewing and hiring process."

Sponsors of this event include Concur Technologies, CRG Events, F5 Networks, Google, Real Networks, and Oracle.

About the Washington Technology Industry Association

The Washington Technology Industry Association, founded in 1984, is the largest statewide association of technology companies, IT departments and individual technology professionals in North America. With more than 1,000 member companies representing more than 100,000 employees in Washington State, the association is a catalyst for sharing expertise, fostering collaboration, delivering key business services and advancing the value and global impact of technology companies doing business in Washington. The association's global partners are Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, Microsoft, Regence BlueShield, Vertafore and Wells Fargo Insurance Services. The association's funding partners are AH&T Insurance, F5 Networks, Moss Adams and RealNetworks. For more information, go to www.washingtontechnology.org.

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