Onward Search and SEMPO to promote programs to expand career opportunities in search marketing for job seekers nationwide. WILTON, Conn., Aug. 13 /EMWPresswire/ -- Onward Search Inc. (http://www.onwardsearch.com), a nationwide provider of search marketing professionals, has announced a joint partnership with the Search Engine Marketing Professionals Organization (SEMPO) to promote programs to increase the pool of search marketing talent available to the industry. Through this partnership, Onward Search and SEMPO will work together to develop initiatives to introduce search marketing as a career choice for new entrants to the industry as well as develop additional training and education opportunities for those professionals already in the workforce. Onward Search is the nation's leading staffing provider of search marketing professionals and works with companies nationwide to supply the top talent within SEO, SEM, social media, and related specialties on a temporary, temp-to-perm, and permanent basis. Onward Search also offers its clients information technology and creative services professionals to supplement their internet marketing and search marketing initiatives. "One of the biggest challenges facing the search marketing industry is to rapidly grow the supply of qualified search marketing professionals in order to meet its anticipated growth over the next decade," said Ken Clark, executive vice president and co-founder of Onward Search. "We are excited to partner with SEMPO to promote search marketing as an outstanding career choice for job seekers across the country." As part of the agreement Onward Search will provide its employees, after one-year of full-time employment, with $1200 in tuition reimbursement towards courses offered by the SEMPO Institute, as well as full reimbursement for Individual SEMPO membership. Additionally, Onward Search and SEMPO will partner to develop content modules, training programs, and other offerings around search marketing career development for new and experienced search marketers alike. "We see this partnership as an opportunity to help grow the talent pool in the search marketing industry," said Jeffrey Pruitt, president of SEMPO. "As the demand for search marketing professionals continues to grow, it is important the industry develops training, education, and career development options so we can encourage new entrants into the industry." Mr. Clark and Katie Donovan, business development manager for the SEMPO Institute, will be featured on a panel focused on the career opportunities within search marketing at the Search Engine Strategies (SES) conference in San Jose, CA next week. The panel, "Searching For Jobs in Search: Starting and Advancing Your Career in the Industry," will be held from 2:45pm to 3:45pm on August 21st at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center. Additionally, members of Onward Search and SEMPO will be exhibiting at SES on August 19 and 20 at Booth #433 and Booth #331, respectively.
About Onward Search: Onward Search is the nation's leading provider of search marketing, creative, and information technology professionals. Onward Search specializes in recruiting internet marketing and information technology professionals who are required to implement and execute a company's online media strategy. Onward Search is a full-service staffing provider and provides temporary contract, temp-to-hire and direct-hire placements at Fortune 1000 companies, search marketing agencies, and advertising firms nationwide. Onward Search's co-founders have over 20 years of experience in the staffing and internet marketing industries and the company is backed by Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe, one of the leading private equity firms in the country. For more information, please visit http://www.onwardsearch.com or call (800) 829-0072 x3076. About SEMPO Institute: SEMPO Institute is a non-profit, on-line career development organization, whose purpose is to educate and train professionals in the growing field of search engine marketing. Supported by SEMPO, SEMPO Institute's courses are developed by experts in search marketing and then peer-reviewed for accuracy and best practices. Since its first course in January of 2007, SEMPO Institute has educated more than 1000 individuals in search marketing. SEMPO Institute's courses are available to SEMPO members and the general public. For more information, please visit http://www.sempoinstitute.com or call (781) 876-6214.
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