United States, Te... Preferred Partner "AskDirectHire.com provides online recruiting services on the Internet for the Information Technology industry, helping Employers find skilled professionals and Job Seekers find employment opportunities. Employment in the I.T. industry has experienced unprecedented growth. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the computer and data processing sector in the U.S. will have the highest growth rate of any industry from now until 2008. Growth is expected to be 117 percent. Today, the average job seeker will change jobs a minimum of 7 times. Job Seekers and Employers need concise, up-to-date methods for initiating contact and exchanging information and are looking for alternatives to traditional recruiting methods. The Internet is becoming a very hot resource for I.T. recruiting. Currently, over 75 percent of people online use the Internet to search for employment. In July 2000 alone, over 13 million people visited an Internet employment recruiting site. By 2001, it is estimated that 96 percent of all Employers will use an online recruiting service. An estimated 15,000 companies recruited online in 1998, a number that is expected to reach 125,000 by 2003. Due to the huge demand for skilled, high-tech professionals, the market for online recruiting services is predicted to reach $1.7 billion and account for one-fifth of all employment classified advertising by 2003. The growth in online recruiting services is driven largely by cost. The average cost per hire from an online recruiting source was $377 in comparison to $3,295 from a major newspaper. Companies are expected to increase their spending for online recruiting services by 52 percent and cut spending for print ads by 31 percent by 2004. To-date, current online recruiting services have fallen short of providing Employers and Job Seekers an effective online recruiting tool. Only 4 percent of people online report that they landed a job via the Internet. This is primarily due to: Only one-fifth of online Job Seekers report being satisfied with the quality of Internet Job Postings. Less than 20 percent of Employers report being satisfied with the quality of Internet Resume Postings. Our major critical competitive edge, one that will put us ahead of all competitors, is that we Pre-screen and verify the information posted on our web-site. No other competitor can make this claim. AskDirectHire.com is an innovative online recruiting tool. Specifically: We verify each resume posted on our web-site. We personally contact each Job Seeker to verify that the information they post, is accurate, complete, and is a true representation of who they are and what they can do. We also verify their Employment history. In other words, we provide Employers a true online catalog of I.T. professionals who are seeking employment. We verify each Job opportunity posted on our web-site. We personally contact Employers to make sure that the job information they post, is complete and truely represents the employment opportunity. The quality of our Job and Resume postings is unmatched by any of our competitors. There is no other competitor that can come close to the level of detail we provide on each Resume and Job posting. AskDirectHire.com is currently online and...