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North Texas LEAD Offers Unique Approach to Job Search Strategy
Date:3/30/2009

FORT WORTH, Texas, March 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The challenges of finding employment in today's economy may be less daunting thanks to support from North Texas Leaders and Executives Advocating Diversity (LEAD). LEAD has assisted female and minority job seekers find managerial positions in Finance & Accounting, Human Resources, Engineering, Procurement, Aerospace, Transportation, City Government and other fields. Employment opportunities also exist in Construction, Banking, Healthcare, Higher Education, Aviation and defense contracting. LEAD's services are free to college degreed job seekers.

LEAD partners include North Texas employers who desire to see greater workplace diversity. LEAD helps them recruit top diverse talent. "Diversity has become a way of life at BNSF Railway. Employees need to be able to look up to the top of their organization and see enough role models so that all members of our community can model their actions and behaviors against real BNSF executives," according to Matthew K. Rose, Chairman, President and CEO-BNSF Railway Company.

"Our goal is to help make North Texas the destination of choice for top diverse talent," according to LEAD President and Executive Director, Gyna M. Bivens. "Quarterly networking events are so powerful, candidates have traveled from Georgia, Alabama, Florida, Michigan, California and New Jersey knowing they will have quality time with high level hiring managers and CEO," she says. The first networking reception of 2009 was hosted by Texas Health Resources, one of the nation's largest faith based health care systems. "We truly want to be a reflection of the community we serve everyday inside our hospitals. Being a part of LEAD has allowed us to help find diverse candidates for our middle and senior management positions," said Douglas D. Hawthorne, Texas Health Resources Chief Executive Officer.

Bivens says LEAD is more than a job assistance program. "With support from the Board of Directors, Human Resources Executives Network and an Advisory Council, we have been able to place LEAD hires on various board of directors throughout the region providing opportunity for them to give something back to the communities."

A complete roster of LEAD partners can be found at www.northtexaslead.org. Employers desiring information on joining LEAD should contact gbivens@northtexaslead.org. Professional job seekers should apply to LEAD by uploading a resume at www.northtexaslead.org.

The goal of North Texas Leaders and Executives Advocating Diversity is to make North Texas the destination of choice for top diverse talent choosing to live and work in an inclusive residential and business community. North Texas Leaders and Executives Advocating Diversity maintains a resume database of diverse professionals. Human Resources professionals from LEAD partners have unlimited access to the resume database to assist them in their recruitment selection process.


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