Autobytel Commits to Annual Working Wardrobes Corporate Sponsorship for Fourth
Automotive Internet Pioneer Also Provides $10,000 Title Sponsorship for
Upcoming Working Wardrobes Camp Pendleton Event to Help Servicemen Find Jobs
IRVINE, Calif., Feb. 24, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Autobytel Inc.
(Nasdaq:ABTL), pioneer of the automotive Internet and the company dedicated to
connecting automotive consumers with dealers, today announced it has committed
to an annual corporate sponsorship of Orange County, California-based
nonprofit, Working Wardrobes, for the fourth consecutive year.
The company also announced it has signed on as a title sponsor for the
nonprofit's upcoming Camp Pendleton "Men's Power Up for Success" event,
committing $10,000 to help active duty servicemen transition to civilian
"We fundamentally believe in Working Wardrobes and its mission to help people
overcome challenges to find jobs," said Jeff Coats, president and CEO of
Autobytel Inc. "Working Wardrobes offers local residents in need much more
than its name implies. It works tirelessly to provide men, women, veterans and
young adults with career-readiness services, life skills workshops, career
coaching, and job placement, in addition to professional attire. When area
residents work, the local economy benefits. That's why we encourage other
businesses to lend support too."
The Working Wardrobes Men's Power Up for Success Event, scheduled for March
15, 2014, provides informative career planning workshops and training seminars
conducted by area business leaders, authors, and career experts, to help
active duty servicemen successfully transition into civilian employment.
Two years ago, Working Wardrobes launched VetNet, a safety net for veterans
that provides career training and employment services for vets returning from
war and struggling to overcome challenges such as PTSD, domestic violence, and
addiction and substance abuse.
Jerri Rosen, founder and CEO of Working Wardrobes, says corporate sponsorships
like that of Autobytel's, are critical to the nonprofit's success.
"Autobytel has become a true partner to Working Wardrobes and our mission of
getting people back to work," said Rosen. "As more and more businesses make
Corporate Social Responsibility a focus, they must understand that success
hinges on deep relationships and longstanding commitments in order for
nonprofits to truly reach their full potential. Jeff and his team epitomize
what that commitment means, and we couldn't be happier to have their support
again this year."
Area businesses interested in becoming a Working Wardrobes corporate partner,
or those that need assistance in developing and implementing a Corporate
Social Responsibility (CSR) plan, can contact Megan Harless, Working
Wardrobes' VP of Development, at (714) 210-2460 or by email at
About Autobytel Inc.
Autobytel Inc. provides high quality consumer leads and associated marketing
services to automotive dealers and manufacturers throughout the United States
and offers consumers robust and original online automotive content to help
them make informed car-buying decisions. The company pioneered the automotive
internet in 1995 with its flagship website www.autobytel.com and has since
helped tens of millions of automotive consumers research vehicles; connected
thousands of dealers nationwide with motivated car buyers; and helped every
major automaker market its brand online.
Investors and other interested parties can receive Autobytel news releases and
invitations to special events by accessing the online registration form at
About Working Wardrobes
Working Wardrobes is an independent nonprofit organization that empowers men,
women, veterans, and young adults overcoming difficult challenges to
confidently enter the workforce and achieve self-sufficiency. The organization
provides career training, job placement assistance, and professional wardrobe
services in an environment of dignity and respect.
Since 1990, Working Wardrobes has grown to serve over 70,000 men, women,
veterans, and young adults overcoming difficult challenges including alcohol
and substance abuse, prison re-entry, homelessness, catastrophic illness, and
traumatic financial losses. It assists CalWorks recipients, clients of social
service agencies, and individuals in 60 shelters or programs in Orange County,
Los Angeles, San Diego, and the Inland Empire. The Working Wardrobes social
enterprise model serves as an example of self-sustainability to organizations
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