BEDMINSTER, NJ ― November 18, 2009 – GettingHired, LLC, an organization focusing on careers and community for people with disabilities, announced today that it has secured $3 million of additional investment capital to fund continued growth of the largest disability employment portal in the USA as well as final development and launch of FastTrackRTW, an innovative new return to work initiative supporting the long term disability and workers’ compensation insurance verticals. The investments were made by Zenith Insurance Company, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Zenith National Insurance Corp, Kamine Development Corp and Fisher Capital Corp. LLC.
“We are excited about this innovative approach to managing the return to work challenge, and look forward to using the FastTrackRTW product as a unique resource in helping our injured workers find productive work,” said Stanley Zax, Chairman and President of Zenith.
FastTrackRTW incorporates many of the features of the existing GettingHired.com employment and social networking portal and adds a robust injured worker and caseworker platform, as well as a specialized enhancement to GettingHired.com’s RightMatch™ technology.
Jim Fisher, Managing Member of Fisher Capital, added that he believes that the “FastTrackRTW program will be able to leverage the success of the GettingHired.com platform, which has already seen explosive growth in its first year of connecting people with disabilities to employers committed to hiring people with disabilities, and will be a significant aid in helping more people return to a productive work life after experiencing an injury or illness within the LTD and Workers Compensation arena”
GettingHired, LLC CEO Tom Capato said he was “excited by the opportunity and felt privileged to be in a position to support continued progress toward the goal of creating employment opportunities for people with disabilities.””
About Zenith Insurance Company – a property-casualty insurance organization with headquarters in Woodland Hills, California. Through its subsidiaries, Zenith Insurance provides workers’ compensation insurance nationally. For more information call 818-713-1000 or visit www.thezenith.com
About Kamine Development Corporation – KDC was founded by Harold Kamine and was formed initially to own, develop, finance, construct, and manage operations of six cogeneration power plants in New York State. The firm’s vision has evolved through the years to include technology opportunities, including prior investments in the telecom arena through KMC Telecom. Its current focus includes developing significant renewable energy projects that make use of leading edge technologies in addition to investing in companies that develop technologies that can be used to assist people in need and further enhance their lives. Harold is actively involved in the Somerset Hills Handicapped Riding Center, The Ruth Bass Foundation, and Summit Speech School, and serves as a member of the Board of Trustees of Lafayette College.
About Fisher Capital – James R. Fisher heads Fisher Capital Corp. LLC, a financial services consulting firm formed in 1997 and located in Cranbury, New Jersey. Fisher Capital is an affiliate of Kohlberg, Kravis, Roberts & Co., one of the world’s largest and most successful private equity firms. Mr. Fisher has been a member of the Board of Directors of: Willis Group Holdings Limited, Alea Group Holdings, A.G. (Alea) and Bristol West Holdings, Inc., where he served as Chairman. Mr. Fisher was also Chairman of the Audit Committee of Willis and Alea. Currently, Mr. Fisher serves on the Board of Directors of First Data Holdings, Inc and Coverzones Ltd. He is a Trustee for The National World War II Museum, the American Foundation for the Blind, and is a member of the Standing Committee of Lafayette College’s Board of Trustees.
About GettingHired.com – The GettingHired.com mission is to create sustainable employment growth and opportunity for people with disabilities. The GettingHired.com internet based portal connects and serves:
- Job Seekers with Disabilities
- Committed Employers
- Advocacy Organizations
- Service Providers
- Veterans Organizations
- Community Colleges, Colleges and Universities
Our portal has incorporated several unique free services designed to help people prepare for the work place and build their careers. Our social networking medium offers individuals a platform to connect with each other and career mentors. Job seekers will find opportunities posted by employers who use our portal through paid annual memberships to connect with qualified candidates for all their open positions. Our portal identifies and highlights individual skills, talents and backgrounds. For more information call (908) 470-3648 or visit www.gettinghired.com
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