NEW ORLEANS, LA — (INTERNET WIRE) — 08/06/2002 – IMDiversity, Inc., operator of diversity recruitment Web site and publisher of THE BLACK COLLEGIAN Magazine has formed an alliance with the E-Recruiting Association and its Direct, the Internet’s only employer-owned search engine dedicated exclusively to employment.
The IMDiversity, Inc. Web site ( will serve as the diversity channel for and its non-profit E-Recruiting Association members, executives from Fortune 500 and other leading companies who launched the site to meet current challenges in corporate recruiting. The association maintains, which is managed by former president and CEO of Online Career Center and former president of, Bill Warren.
“Smart employers want to maximize their access to minority job candidates, but can no longer pay the high fees they paid for expensive job postings before the economy got soft,” says Preston Edwards, Sr., CEO of IMDiversity, Inc. “Direct provides an affordable solution and is a double win for minority job-seekers who often are difficult to identify on commercial boards and want to be sure they are targeting diversity-friendly workplaces,” Edwards adds.
The Web site streamlines the process and makes it cost-effective. Unlike commercial career sites, ( drives candidate traffic directly to a member company’s Web site to view its job openings. The alliance with IMDiversity, Inc. ensures that member companies generate traffic from a more diverse universe, and enrich their Web sites without spending prohibitive amounts with other job posting boards.
“Employers and job seekers alike will greatly benefit from our alliance with IMDiversity, Inc.,” says Warren. “Their Web site is content rich, culturally relevant and provides organizations of all kinds with a platform for their diversity messages.”
About E-Recruiting Association: E-Recruiting Association is a nonprofit organization formed by executives from leading U.S. corporations to meet the latest challenges in corporate recruiting. The association created and maintains DirectEmployers (, the Internet’s only cooperative, employer-owned search engine dedicated exclusively to employment.
E-Recruiting Association’s member companies include an impressive group of industry leaders such as Abbott Laboratories, Accenture, Allegis Group, Analysts International, Alltel Corporation, Bank One, Boehringer-Ingelheim, Boston Scientific Corporation, Cap Gemini Ernst & Young, Cingular Wireless, Compaq Computer Corporation, GE, Hall Kinion, H&R Block, IBM, John Deere, Kindred Healthcare, Lockheed Martin, Motorola, Mutual of Omaha, Nestle USA, Inc., Pratt & Whitney, Raytheon, SAP America, Inc., Somerset Medical Center, Southern Company, Sprint, Sun Microsystems, Takeda Pharmaceuticals North America, Unisys Corporation, Volt Information Sciences, Inc., and Xerox Corporation.

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