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lynda.com Ranked No. 1 Job Creator in Education by Inc.


lynda.com Ranked No. 1 Job Creator in Education by Inc. Magazine

Online Learning Leader Tops Category in Inaugural Hire Power Awards

CARPINTERIA, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 12/07/12 -- Online learning company lynda.com took top honors in the inaugural ranking of Inc.'s Hire Power Awards, which recognizes the private businesses that have generated the most jobs during the past three years. By attracting candidates across the United States who share the company's vision of helping people through offering a library of video tutorials on software, creative and business topics, lynda.com filled nearly 200 jobs from 2008 to 2011, placing it at No. 1 among the eight private business job creators noted by Inc. within the Education industry.

"lynda.com has been aggressively hiring over the past three years to keep pace with our rapid growth, which continues due to the high demand for our learning library," said Monetta Williams, vice president of Human Resources at lynda.com. "We are happy to receive this award as the nearly 200 hires represent employees from all over America who were attracted by our culture, benefits, and shared passion for helping people learn."

The inaugural Inc. Hire Power Awards are sponsored by Bank of America Merrill Lynch, which is proud to recognize American companies that have added a significant number of employees. Inc.'s Hire Power Awards celebrate private companies at the forefront of American job creation, giving these businesses the recognition they deserve. The Hire Power Awards will appear in Inc.'s December/January issue, as well as on the magazine's website, www.inc.com.

"The top 100 companies on the list have created 73,032 American jobs in the three-year period from 2008 to 2011 -- an amazing feat given that much of that job growth came during the heart of the recession," explains Inc. editor-in-chief Eric Schurenberg. "And it isn't just the big guys who are adding jobs. Companies with less than $50 million in annual revenue make up nearly one third of the Hire Power list."

Videos about lynda.com's philosophy, culture, and community can be viewed at the company's career site.

About lynda.com lynda.com helps anyone learn software, creative, and business skills to achieve their personal and professional goals. With a lynda.com subscription, members receive unlimited access to a vast library of high-quality, current, and engaging video tutorials. With more than a million individual, corporate, academic, and government members, lynda.com is ranked one of the fastest-growing, privately-held education companies in the U.S. by Inc. magazine.

About Inc. Founded in 1979 and acquired in 2005 by Mansueto Ventures, Inc. is the only major brand dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies, with the aim to deliver real solutions for today's innovative company builders. Total monthly audience reach for the brand has grown significantly from 2,000,000 in 2010 to over 6,000,000 today. For more information, visit www.inc.com.

About Bank of America Merrill Lynch Bank of America Merrill Lynch is one of the world's largest financial institutions, serving individual consumers, small- and middle-market businesses and large corporations with a full range of banking, investing, asset management and other financial and risk management products and services. The company provides unmatched convenience in the United States, serving approximately 57 million consumer and small business relationships with approximately 5,700 retail banking offices and approximately 17,250 ATMs and award-winning online banking with 30 million active users. Bank of America Merrill Lynch is among the world's leading wealth management companies and is a global leader in corporate and investment banking and trading across a broad range of asset classes, serving corporations, governments, institutions and individuals around the world. Bank of America Merrill Lynch offers industry-leading support to approximately 4 million small business owners through a suite of innovative, easy-to-use online products and services. For more information, visit: http://corp.bankofamerica.com/business/smb.

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Media Contacts: Lauren Lochtefeld lynda.com, Inc. 805-477-3921 pr@lynda.com

Jeanne Achille The Devon Group (732) 706-0123 ext. 11 +44 (0) 207 917 1832 Jeanne@devonpr.com

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