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BioSpace Launches Life Science Career Content and Resources from the Biotech Work Portal
Date:9/11/2008

BioSpace.com to feature career information from group funded by US

Department of Labor

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- BioSpace, the world's leading online community and career network for the life sciences industry, announced today the incorporation of useful career resources and content into BioSpace.com from The Biotech Work Portal, a national Web site created by the San Diego Workforce Partnership. The new content is intended to aid and assist biotechnology employers, employees, job seekers, and educators, as well as students and labor market researchers.

Through the alliance BioSpace will provide to its industry-leading 400,000 monthly unique visitors detailed life science Career Definitions and Salary information, Labor Market Reports, Education and Training information, and Regional Cluster information. Content from the Biotech Work Portal is available through BioSpace at http://www.biospace.com/bwp_careers.aspx

Mark Cafferty, president and CEO of the San Diego Workforce Partnership, said of the organization's alliance with BioSpace, "As the leading online community in this important sector, BioSpace provides an excellent opportunity to bring the Biotech Work Portal's depth of labor market information to a wide national audience. It is a perfect fit."

"BioSpace is pleased to offer our online Community a host of innovative Career Resource Tools through our alliance with the San Diego Workforce Partnership," said Wes Crews, CEO of BioSpace. "The Biotech Work Portal brings together an incredible array of useful information for industry professionals, and we are proud to offer this content to the 400,000 monthly unique visitors that rely on BioSpace for career and industry information."

About BioSpace

BioSpace is the leading online community for life science careers, news and information. For over 23 years BioSpace has helped to accelerate recruitment, communication and discovery among business and scientific leaders in the biopharmaceutical market. The company's flagship life science industry Web site, BioSpace.com (http://www.biospace.com), offers unparalleled opportunities for targeted recruitment, product, investment, event and other bioscience messaging. The company also hosts over 25 biopharmaceutical career events annually.

BioSpace is a subsidiary of onTargetjobs (http://www.ontargetjobs.com) and also powers DeviceSpace (http://www.devicespace.com) and ClinicaSpace (http://www.clinicaspace.com), online communities for medical device and clinical research professionals respectively.

About The Biotech Work Portal

The Biotech Work Portal (http://www.biotechwork.org) provides the most comprehensive and up-to-date labor market information available about the U.S. biotechnology industry. It offers innovative technology solutions that enable online networking, interactive data dissemination, and real-time user contributions and participation.

The Biotech Work Portal was developed by the San Diego Workforce Partnership, Inc., (Workforce Partnership) through a grant awarded under the President's High Growth Job Training Initiative, as implemented by the U.S. Department of Labor's Employment and Training Administration.

The Workforce Partnership developed the structure and contents of the Biotech Work Portal with the help and guidance of a National Biotechnology Advisory Committee, composed of representatives from biotechnology industry, biotechnology educational programs, and workforce development organizations, as well as labor market information professionals from across the country.

The Advisory Committee defined the biotechnology industry and its segments in NAICS terms, and built a crosswalk between industry-defined occupational titles and SOC occupational titles. This enables the Biotech Work Portal to take advantage of the government's industry and occupational statistics.

The Portal's contents are targeted to biotechnology employers, employees, job seekers, and educators, as well as students and labor market researchers.


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