plum Launches Free Outdoor Industry Job Board:

Recruiting firm’s new industry job site offers sports brands and job seekers an easy way to find each other, completely free of charge

White Salmon, WA – plum, a recruiting firm that specializes in connecting innovative sports brands with the most promising and adventurous talent in the field, today announced the launch of their new, free job board: Already featuring a range of positions from several top brands, plum invites both hiring companies and job seekers to tap into the free service to make a career connection.

Posting jobs on the site is fast and easy. After creating a login and password, hiring managers can post as many open positions as they'd like, from entry to executive level, whenever they are looking for talent. Listings automatically expire after 30 days, but can be renewed or taken down sooner, based on the status of the search. Job seekers can review open positions, forward job descriptions to a friend and apply directly with the hiring company by clicking “apply for this job.” Anyone seeking to break into the industry, or looking to leverage their expertise to make a change, is encouraged to bookmark the site and check back often for new opportunities.

Explaining why a recruiting company would offer a free job board, plum co-founder Lori Harrod said, “In the outdoor and sports industries, there are a limited amount of places to post and find open positions, and most of them involve a fee.” Co-founder Betsy Curtin added, “We see our mission as connecting companies with talent, even when a formal search isn't involved.”

plum (formerly Global Brand Search) was co-founded by Lori Harrod and Betsy Curtin, recruiting industry veterans who share a straightforward, results-oriented approach grounded in highly responsive, personal service, to both client companies and candidates. Lori and Betsy met when they were both working at Generator Group and discovered a powerful chemistry between Lori's ability to see the big picture and Betsy's obsessive attention to detail, resulting in the formation of plum.

Lori has spent the past thirteen years bringing great people into companies like Nike, Lucy, Sara Lee Branded Apparel, New Balance, Brooks Sports, Keen, Yakima, Hanna Anderson, adidas, Horny Toad, Moving Comfort, Umbro, Transitions for Health, Timberland, Reebok, Oakley, and Kaiser Permanente. Betsy has maintained a close virtual community with an extensive list of apparel designers, footwear designers, retail marketing talent and brand managers. They have filled the following positions for major players in the outdoor industry: Sr. Merchandising Manager, Apparel Designer, Footwear Designer and Developer, Apparel Product Line Manager, Category Manager, Event Marketing, Retail Marketing Manager, Director of HR, Brand Manager, Regional Director of PR, and Director of Sales.

Both Lori and Betsy are very active in the Outdoor Industries Women's Coalition (OIWC). Lori is a Board Member and chairs the Outreach Committee. Betsy serves on the Professional Development Committee, where she is spearheading one of the organization's new initiatives to help better develop talent from outside the industry.

Contact: Lori Harrod| 503-643-1558|

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