via press release:
Monster and Pivot to Debut “Generation Job: The Pursuit to Find Better®”
on January 27 at 9:30 PM ET/8:30 PM CT
Original Documentary Provides Unprecedented Look into Millennials’ Journeys to Find Work and Confronts Common Generational Myths
MAYNARD, Mass. and LOS ANGELES, Ca. — Jan. 24, 2014 — Monster.com, the worldwide leader in successfully connecting people to job opportunities and flagship brand of Monster Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: MWW), and Pivot, Participant Media’s TV network targeting Millennials, today announced the premiere of a new original documentary, Generation Job: The Pursuit to Find Better on January 27 at 9:30 ET/8:30 CT on Pivot.
The 30-minute documentary, produced by Pivot and presented with support from Monster, follows three inspiring stories of Lisi (31), Allah Jesus (28), and Tiffany (27) & Shala (30), on their path to find work and transform passion into a career. Viewers will see each of their challenges, anxieties and triumphs, as they ultimately learn what it takes to Find Better®.
San-Francisco based graphic designer Lisi, who is torn between accepting a job in India that gives her a deeper sense of purpose or interviewing for a lucrative job at a prominent Internet company; Allah Jesus, living in Brooklyn, is striving to break into corporate America and help companies and individuals communicate their authentic selves to the world through unorthodox means like his “Jesus For Hire” campaign; Tiffany & Shala, two budding entrepreneurs in Washington D.C, are risking it all to open up their own business – Creative Colony, a co-working space for creative professionals.
The special is a component of a previously announced multi-tier initiative between Monster and Pivot providing the largest generation of people to enter the workforce in decades with the tools and knowledge to “Find Better” in their lives and careers despite a challenging economic environment and competitive job market.
“Millennials face some unique job seeking challenges compared to past generations,” said Ted Gilvar, CMO, Monster Worldwide. “While they have a real desire to find work that is rewarding and fulfilling, the limited job creation over the past five years has made the search for the perfect job a challenge. We’re thrilled to continue our work with Pivot to give this generation some inspiring stories and tips and tools to help them in their search for better.
Craig Parks, SVP, Digital & Live Programming, Pivot commented: “This documentary shows the real-life struggles many Millennials are facing as they navigate their way into the job market while trying to follow career paths that will be meaningful and have an impact. Monster and the Marketing Arm have been tremendous working with us day to day on custom content that will resonate with this audience on-air, online and through social media.”
About Monster Worldwide
Monster Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:MWW), is the global leader in successfully connecting job opportunities and people. Monster uses the world’s most advanced technology to help people Find Better, matching job seekers to opportunities via digital, social and mobile solutions including monster.com®, our flagship website, and employers to the best talent using a vast array of products and services. As an Internet pioneer, more than 200 million people have registered on the Monster Worldwide network. Today, with operations in more than 40 countries, Monster provides the broadest, most sophisticated job seeking, career management, recruitment and talent management capabilities globally. For more information visit about.monster.com.
Pivot (Pivot.tv), which launched nationally August 1st, is a new television network from Participant Media serving passionate Millennials (18-34) with a diverse slate of talent and a mix of original series, acquired programming, films and documentaries. Pivot focuses on entertainment that sparks conversation, inspires change and illuminates issues through engaging content and, through its website TakePart.com, connects audiences to a wealth of content and customizable actions. Pivot is also changing the media landscape, available via traditional Pay TV subscription and integrating a Live and on demand streaming option via its interactive, downloadable Pivot APP. In both content and delivery, Pivot is TV for The New Greatest Generation. Follow Pivot on Twitter at @pivot_tv and on Facebook at facebook.com/pivottelevision.
About Participant Media
Participant is a global entertainment company founded in 2004 by Jeff Skoll to focus on feature film, television, publishing and digital content that inspires social change. Participant’s more than 40 films include GOOD NIGHT, AND GOOD LUCK, SYRIANA, AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH, FOOD, INC., WAITING FOR ‘SUPERMAN’, THE HELP, CONTAGION and LINCOLN. Through its films, social action campaigns, digital network TakePart.com and Pivot, its new television network for Millennials, Participant seeks to entertain, encourage and empower every individual to take action.