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FORCE Launches (Video)

FORCE, the 1,000,000 high school student jobs project, announces its beta launch on March 3 in the DC metropolitan area. FORCE – an acronym for Food, Office/Other, Retail, Care, and Educational – aims to improve the process of identifying and narrowing down job options for students and employers using video chat, anonymity, and social media integration.

Andrew Ross, Founder of FORCE, said he developed the business after having hired nearly 1,000 students over the past 10 years as owner of Andy’s Parties/Great Kids Companies.

“I have been fortunate to have built a business with the help of great, hardworking students, and continue to be asked by employers how to find good kids. Meanwhile, I get more applications than I have spots for. So a marketplace seems like the right way to solve this issue.”

Ross said he believes that as college becomes more and more expensive, having work opportunities as a high school student is important to making a more informed decision about post-secondary studies and career plans.

FORCE will launch its beta site in the DC area and is offering free listings to businesses who are offering positions to high school students and are willing to provide feedback on site usability.

Using the F-O-R-C-E taxonomy, all student jobs are welcome from retail to babysitting, waiting tables to nonprofit internships. FORCE aims to reverse the thirty-year trend of fewer students in the workforce and to help place 1,000,000 high school students in jobs by 2016. To learn more about FORCE, contact Andrew Ross at Andrew@worktheforce.com or by phone at 301.529.2056. FORCE will also be featured on Crowd Funder Show on FOX in April.

To learn more about FORCE, please visit www.worktheforce.com or twitter @worktheforce.

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