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Phone: 401-874-2116 Fax: 401-874-7872

Monster.com chief to speak at URI on Tuesday, April 3

KINGSTON, R.I. -- March 28, 2000 -- The chief of Monster.com, a top global online network for career advancement, will speak at the University of Rhode Island, Tuesday, April 3.

The talk by Jeff Taylor, the founder and chief executive officer of Monster.com, will be held at 7 p.m. on the Kingston Campus in the Memorial Union Ballroom. His topic is "Managing Your Career in the 21st Century."

Since the launch of The Monster Board in 1994, the 454th commercial site on the web, Jeff Taylor has been recognized as an innovator and a visionary in both the Internet and career industries. As the CEO of Monster.com, Taylor has reinvented the way in which the world looks for employment. Through Taylor’s guidance and leadership, Monster.com catapulted to the number one position in the online careers industry. As CEO of TMP Interactive, Taylor is responsible for the growth and direction of all TMP Worldwide properties and developments relating to the Internet.

Today, the Monster.com global network consists of local content and language sites in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, the Netherlands, Belgium, New Zealand, Singapore, Hong Kong, France, Germany, Ireland, Spain, Luxembourg, India and Italy.

Taylor is a frequent speaker at technology, advertising and recruitment conferences. He has spoken at events hosted by such noted organizations as Forrester Research, Giga Information Group, Kennedy Information, The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), Fast Company and The Working Women Network. Taylor has also spoken at numerous colleges and universities across the country. Taylor serves as a member of the board of directors for Boston’s Wang Center for the Performing Arts and Massachusetts Junior Achievement.

Taylor attended the University of Massachusetts and received his executive M.B.A./OPM from the Harvard Business School. Taylor holds an honorary doctorate from Bloomfield College.

Monster.com was formed in January 1999 when The Monster Board® and Online Career Center joined forces to capture the online career market. Taylor, who founded The Monster Board in 1994, also is CEO of TMP Interactive, a unit of TMP Worldwide, the online recruitment leader and one of the world’s largest recruitment advertising agency networks, with a rapidly growing presence in the search and selection industry. TMP Worldwide is also the world’s largest yellow page advertising agency and a provider of direct marketing services. Taylor is responsible for the growth and direction of all TMP Worldwide properties and developments relating to the Internet.

The program was made possible through Career Services, assisted by the American Marketing Association and Professor Deborah Rosen. For more information, contact Donna Strobel, Career Services at 401 874-9078 or the Career Services office at 228 Roosevelt Hall, 401 874-2311/4832.

For Information: Bobbie Koppel 401-874-5177, Dave Lavallee 401-874-2116

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