LOS ANGELES (May 4, 2015) – This July more than 7,000 athletes from 177 countries will descend on Los Angeles for the 2015 Special Olympics World Games, the largest sports and humanitarian event anywhere in the world this year.
With more than half a million fans expected in Los Angeles for the event, it’s no surprise that 30,000 volunteers will be on hand to complement hundreds of full-time staff and interns prior to and during the Games, held July 25 - August 2.
Today, the Special Olympics World Games Organizing Committee, LA2015, announced an innovative partnership with HR technology company CareerArc to provide world-class career transition software to all of its volunteers, interns, and full-time staff. The employee benefit will enable 30,000+ volunteers and hundreds of full-time staff to receive job alerts, leverage social media and networking tools to increase the odds of finding a new job after the Games, as well as receive interview practice, resume development, and career transition assistance.
All volunteers and staff will receive complementary access to CareerArc’s CareerBeam product on behalf of the 2015 World Games.
“Our employees and volunteers are dedicated to making a difference in the world, and are passionate about dedicating their time, intellect, and energy to the Games. We’re excited to reward our team’s hard work by providing CareerArc’s excellent CareerBeam product as a benefit to all of our transitioning employees,” said Jeff Carr, the Chief Operating Officer of the 2015 Special Olympics World Games.
“This partnership is the first of its kind,” said CareerArc CEO Robin D. Richards. “We applaud the Special Olympics World Games not only for their ongoing valuable work but also for the foresight and innovation in providing access to the same career transition software used by Fortune 1000 companies to all of their employees and volunteers once the Games are over.”
About the Special Olympics World Games Los Angeles 2015 (LA2015)
With 7,000 athletes and 3,000 coaches representing 177 countries, along with 30,000 volunteers and an anticipated 500,000 spectators, the 2015 Special Olympics World Games - being staged in Los Angeles July 25 - August 2, 2015 - will be the largest sports and humanitarian event anywhere in the world in 2015, and the single biggest event in Los Angeles since the 1984 Olympic Games. The 2015 Special Olympics World Games, with the unparalleled spirit, enthusiasm, teamwork, joy and displays of courage and skill that are hallmarks of all Special Olympics events, will feature 25 Olympic-style sports in venues throughout the Los Angeles region. The Opening Ceremony, to be held July 25, 2015 in the historic Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, site of the 1932 and 1984 Olympic Games, is expected to attract 80,000 spectators. On April 30, 2014, LA2015 and ESPN announced a global programming deal that will see ESPN bring coverage of World Games to millions of fans around the world. Honorary Chairs of the Games are President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama, with Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and California Governor Jerry Brown serving as Honorary Hosts. Current Founding Champions and sponsors include The Coca-Cola Company, Mattel, Deloitte, Toyota, Bank of America, Kaiser Permanente, OUE Skyspace Los Angeles, Davis Elen Advertising, Microsoft, Toys“R”Us, The Walt Disney Company, Google, UPS, Herbalife, Los Angeles Times, AMC Theaters, La Opinión, Los Angeles Tourism and Convention Board, WWE, AEG, Annenberg Foundation, David Geffen, Kate Capshaw and Steven Spielberg, Panda Express, and Knights of Columbus. LA2015, the Games Organizing Committee, is a recognized 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. For more information on the 2015 Special Olympics World Games, including volunteer and sponsorship opportunities, visit www.LA2015.org and on social with #ReachUpLA on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
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