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National Recruitment for the Vancouver 2010
Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games kicks-off at workopolis.com
 

Toronto, ON (October 3, 2006) – Workopolis, Canada's leading provider of Internet recruiting, career and job search solutions, today announced it has been selected as the exclusive Official Supplier of Online Recruitment for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (VANOC).

VANOC's team is growing quickly and over the next three years all postings for 1,200 full-time, 3,500 temporary and 25,000 volunteer positions will appear on workopolis.com. Officials from Workopolis and VANOC unveiled the exclusive integration of VANOC jobs on the site today in Toronto.

“We're searching for Canada's best ‘corporate athletes' who are looking for an experience of a lifetime,” said VANOC CEO John Furlong. “The 2010 Winter Games are Canada's Games and Workopolis' unparalleled national reach will help us recruit professionals who, like our Canadians athletes, are talented and passionate and will help us prepare to host the world in 2010.”

“VANOC is building a huge enterprise, expanding its team from the 275 employees to more than 30,000 paid and volunteer positions in the space of just over three years. That's a unique and demanding recruitment challenge, one which we're excited and honoured to tackle,” commented Patrick Sullivan, President of Workopolis. “As the number one online career and job search resource in Canada, we can provide VANOC with unsurpassed reach to potential candidates in every region of the country. Plus, they can access our extensive database of more than one million searchable resumes and search directly for qualified candidates.”

Working or volunteering for the Games offers a unique career opportunity. As a one-stop site for all Games-related work opportunities, visitors to workopolis.com are encouraged to apply online for all available positions, and to take advantage of the site's job search tools including online resume posting and JobAlerts, which provide email notification of relevant positions as they are posted.

Paid positions at VANOC will range from entry-level to senior management and will be filled across eight divisions: CEO's Office; Sport, Paralympic Games, Venue Management and Technology & Systems; Games Services Operations & Ceremonies; Venue Development; Revenue, Marketing and Communications; Human Resources and Sustainability; Finance and Legal.

“There will be many exciting opportunities to be part of the Vancouver 2010 team, ” continued Furlong. “Be it a transport systems manager, an accountant, a medal ceremonies assistant, a food services manager or a venue construction inspector, partnering with Workopolis will ensure we have access to the very best candidates from across the country.”

Workopolis was selected because of its wide reach to Canadians in both official languages, and sophisticated recruitment expertise. As the official online recruitment supplier, Workopolis will be providing, as of today, online job posting services on workopolis.com. Workopolis will integrate with VANOC’s existing HR management software and will provide enhanced branding including a dedicated VANOC FastTrack area on the site and prominent on-site banner advertising. This new partnership will give VANOC the ability to search the large database of quality Canadian resumes in the workopolis.com and workopoliscampus.com databases.

About Workopolis

Workopolis is Canada's leading provider of Internet recruiting and job search solutions offering a fully bilingual suite of award-winning applications, products and services to both large and small Canadian companies:

  • workopolis.com™, Canada's biggest job site—with the most jobs, visitors and employers of any Canadian job site
  • workopolisCampus.com, Canada's biggest job site for students and recent graduates
  • CorporateWorks™, Canada's most implemented recruitment management solution using the tools that power workopolis.com to power corporate career sites

Workopolis is a unique and complementary partnership of three Canadian media companies, The Globe and Mail division of Bell Globemedia, Toronto Star Newspapers Ltd. and Gesca Ltd., the newspaper publishing subsidiary of Power Corporation of Canada. Workopolis has offices in Vancouver, Calgary, Guelph, Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal.

About VANOC

VANOC is responsible for the planning, organizing, financing and staging of the XXI Olympic Winter Games and the X Paralympic Winter Games in 2010. The 2010 Olympic Winter Games will be staged in Vancouver and Whistler from February 12 to 28, 2010. Vancouver and Whistler will host the Paralympic Winter Games from March 12 to 21, 2010.

VANOC's marketing program is focused on securing mutually rewarding partnerships with shared values to generate sufficient revenue to host successful Winter Games in 2010 and to leave a financial legacy for sport. In addition to International Partners; Coke, Atos Origin, GE, McDonalds's Omega and Visa, VANOC's National Partners are Bell Canada, RBC Financial Group, Hbc, RONA, Petro Canada and GM Canada. VANOC's Official Supporters include the British Columbia Lottery Corporation and the Royal Canadian Mint and VANOC's Official Suppliers include Haworth Canada and Workopolis.

Click here to view VANOC job postings on workopolis.com.