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Randstad US, Professionals Announces Inspiring Experts Contest Winners



    Randstad US, Professionals Announces Inspiring Experts Contest Winners

Second annual contest brought in more than 300 videos from students and
professionals

PR Newswire

BOSTON, Jan. 28, 2013

BOSTON, Jan. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Randstad US, the second largest HR
services and staffing company in the world, announced today the winners of its
second annual Inspiring Experts video contest and captured winner reactions on
a Google+ Hangout broadcast. The campaign's goal is to educate and encourage
students and professionals to consider entering promising careers in top
industries experiencing talent shortages, including IT, engineering,
pharma/life sciences, healthcare and finance and accounting.

As part of the campaign, Randstad asked students and professionals to submit a
two-minute video illustrating why they are passionate about their current or
future careers. More than 300 videos were submitted for the second year in a
row.

"The Inspiring Experts contest offers professionals and students an
opportunity to look through the lens of today's workforce, to see what they
are passionate about, the rewards they enjoy and how they are making a
difference in the world," said Kristin Kelley, EVP of Marketing for Randstad
US. "As a company, we feel it is our responsibility to not only fill this
impending skills gap with our pipeline of talent, but also educate the
workforce of tomorrow on what stable industries have growing demand. We are
thrilled at the success of our second campaign and the impact we are making by
cultivating these important conversations and ultimately educating the future
of our country."

Winners were awarded in three categories, including top student, professional
(currently employed) and our newest category—most creative video. The first
place student winner, Josh Anderson, will receive a $10,000 scholarship to
pursue his study of radiography. The professional and most creative winners,
Nathan Daniel Geier and Vanllelyn Garcia, will each receive $5,000 in cash and
$5,000 to donate towards their favorite charity. All winners will also receive
an iPad2 tablet. Other winners include:

Student Winners:  
1^st Place: Josh Anderson - Guilford Technical Community College  
2^nd Place: Tommy Rogers Jr. - University of Maryland University College  
3^rd: Diamond Dathong George – University of South Florida

Professional Winners: 
1^st Place: Nathan Daniel Geier – Architectural Designer
2^nd Place: Candice Larsen – Superintendent
3^rd Place: Julie Tomlinson – Teacher

Creative Winners:  
1^st Place: Vanllelyn Garcia – "Why Engineering"
2^nd Place: Josh Anderson – "Inspiring Experts Radiography Video"
3^rd Place: William Leonard – "My Niche" 
4^th Place: Kali Bailey – "Nursing: A Great Adventure"

Randstad's Inspiring Experts video contest is part of its larger Inspiring
Experts interactive website that provides stories, advice and interactive
content to help educate and motivate the next generation of professionals.
Inspiring Experts works to build awareness and encourage students to pursue
careers where skill shortages exist and to show the benefits and rewards of
working in those careers in an engaging and interactive way. 

About Randstad
Randstad is a $22.5 billion global provider of HR services and the second
largest staffing organization in the world. From temporary staffing to
permanent placement to inhouse, professionals, search & selection, and HR
Solutions, Randstad holds top positions around the world and has approximately
28,700 corporate employees working from its nearly 4,700 branches and inhouse
locations in 40 countries. Founded in 1960 and headquartered in Diemen, the
Netherlands, Randstad Holding nv is listed on the NYSE Euronext Amsterdam.

Learn more at http://www.randstad.com.

SOURCE Randstad

Website: http://www.randstad.com
Contact: Lesly Cardec, Senior PR Director, Randstad, 1-800-422-3819,
lesly.cardec@randstadusa.com
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