Headworks Inc. touts Katrina Job Bank Initiative to water industry

"We would like to inform all the businesses in our industry to join our cause and post their jobs and/or offer help for the victims of Katrina," says Azeemeh Zaheer, spokesman for Houston-based municipal and industrial wastewater screening manufacturer. In conjunction with Houston Business Journal, effort is providing jobs for displaced hurricane victims as far away as Detroit.....

Sep 15th, 2005

HOUSTON, Sept. 15, 2005 -- A few days after the levies broke in New Orleans, Houston-based Headworks Inc.'s CEO Michele LaNoue joined with The Houston Business Journal and other small businesses to provide employment opportunities and lodging assistance for those displaced by Hurricane Katrina. The HBJ's and Headworks' grassroots effort has reached beyond Texas as far as Detroit.

The HBJ has generously started a Katrina Relief Job Bank online at www.houston.bizjournalshire.com for companies looking to help. Compliments of HBJ, the $280 online job posting fee has been waived. Additional, the HBJ has committed to donating two pages in their weekly newspaper for job and lodging offers to the victims. The Houston Business Journal was the first local paper to respond to LaNoue's petition to provide free ad space to get the word out for this band of potential employers

The Houston Business Journal and Headworks Inc. are willing to donate advertising space for small business to lend support. The Houston Business Journal is creating a list of employers and jobs from local firms and national companies that wish to provide shelter along with employment opportunities to those displaced by Hurricane Katrina.

Many of the small companies LaNoue spoke with expressed willingness not only to offer jobs but also to assist the general population of hurricane Katrina survivors with their lodging. The cost of placing employment ads can easily equal what could be a month of rent for a hurricane survivor. By waiving these advertising fees, local papers make it possible for small businesses to maximize their giving potential.

"As a community, we can all assist evacuees to find a way back to gainful employment as they rebuild their lives," said La Noue. "If your company would like to join our grassroots effort please log on to http://houston.bizjournalshire.com or send your contact information today via email to: azaheer@headworksusa.com. Include Katrina Relief in the subject line. We will send you login information to allow you to post your open positions for the victims of Katrina at no charge. This information will also be distributed to the local EDD Office in order to reach the people who need it most."

Headworks Inc. (www.headworksusa.com) was founded in 1993. As a leading supplier of some of the most robust screening equipment in the municipal wastewater industry, the company is committed to continuing its innovative research and development to meet the needs of the changing wastewater business. Its screening equipment comprises over 75 years of development experience for the wastewater industry through its R&D department and selective acquisitions.

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