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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Dec. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Spherion Corporation, a leading recruiting and staffing services company, today announced it has launched the fourth season of its award-winning online comedy series, The Temp Life (http://thetemplife.tv), comedic web episodes about the trials and tribulations of hourly temp workers.
Spherion has sponsored The Temp Life since mid-2006 when longtime agency partner CJP Communications presented the concept as an alternative marketing vehicle aimed at building brand loyalty for the company among audiences unfamiliar with temporary work as a viable employment option.
"As a leader in the recruiting and staffing industry, it is imperative we continue reaching the current and future generations of workers in new and innovative ways through their preferred information channels--which have clearly migrated to the web," said Roy Krause, President and CEO of Spherion Corporation.
Season four's opener finds Commodity Staffing has been sued out of business and pushed out of its office space by Celltons, a cell phone button-maker. Left without his company, a decent suit or a dime to his name, Commodity's oblivious former-CEO, Nick 'Trouble' Chiapetta takes a temp job transcribing video resumes in Celltons' Human Acquisitions department.
"The Temp Life has introduced Spherion, and we suspect the staffing industry in general, to entirely new audiences," said Spherion's Melissa Waldon, senior social media strategist, who has served as a producer since The Temp Life's second season. "We use The Temp Life to bring attention to the things that today's job seekers should be aware of, and more importantly, avoid when looking for temporary assignments. Clearly, this is resonating with our audiences--two million people around the world have been exposed to and engaged with our brand."
Seven of the new season's eight completed episodes have been released, with the mid-season finale rolling out Monday, December 7th. Production on the second half of the current season resumes in January following a short hiatus. New episodes will be syndicated across the web via Ooyala and to popular video portals, including FYI's AxisOfComedy.tv, DailyMotion, Facebook, My Damn Channel, MySpace, Yahoo Video and YouTube, as well as at http://thetemplife.tv. In coming weeks, The Temp Life will be available on a variety of mobile devices via an in-development iPhone application, iTunes, and Zune; as well as television and VOD platforms: Boxee, Roku, TiVo® and Verizon Fios via blip.tv. In January, The Temp Life will be available on-demand in nearly two million U.S. hotel rooms through The Hotel Network's DoNotDisturb.tv.
For more information about The Temp Life, visit: http://www.thetemplife.tv/
Spherion Corporation is a leading recruiting and staffing company that provides integrated solutions and breakout specialties to meet the evolving needs of companies and job candidates. As an industry pioneer for more than 60 years, Spherion has sourced, screened and placed millions of individuals in temporary, temp-to-hire and full-time jobs.
With approximately 575 locations in the United States and Canada, Spherion delivers innovative workforce solutions that improve business performance. Spherion provides its services to approximately 10,000 customers, from Fortune 500 companies to a wide range of small and mid-size organizations. Employing more than 215,000 people annually through its network, Spherion is one of North America's largest employers. Spherion operates under the following brands: Spherion Staffing Services Group for administrative, clerical and light industrial workers; Technisource for technology professionals and solutions; The Mergis Group for accounting and finance and other professional positions; Todays Office Professionals for specialty administrative personnel; and SourceRight Solutions for recruitment process outsourcing, managed services and contractor compliance programs. To learn more, visit www.spherion.com.
SOURCE: Spherion Corporation
Web site: http://thetemplife.tv/