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Richmond’s familiar with the popular Innsbrook After Hours series are equally as familiar with the name  The Richmond based internet job search company acquired naming rights for the Innsbrook Pavilion in 2007.  Innsbrook After Hours is Central Virginia’s longest running mid-week concert series. is the nation’s largest job site for part-time and hourly job openings.  The website carries over 100,000 regularly. focuses

All of this because Shawn Boyer’s friend needed a job.

Back in 1999 Shawn Boyer’s friend asked him to help him search online for a summer internship position.  Boyer went to work and quickly found a lack of sites geared towards internship and almost nothing pertaining to part-time or hourly jobs.

A year later, in 2000, Boyer left his job with a Washington, D.C. law firm where he worked as a transactional attorney and publicly launched the website.  Over a million job seekers registered within the first year.  Boyer is now the company’s CEO and has grown to over seven million applicants.

Today is the largest of the job sites listing part-time and hourly positions.  Listings are primarily from restaurants and retailers, but include listings from hospitality, health care, service and more.  Leading companies who make use of the services provided by include 7-Eleven, Kohl’s, Home Depot and Boston Market.

Now headquartered in the Innsbrook complex in Richmond’s far West End, sponsorship of the After Hours program was a natural. was awarded the IMPACT Award by The Greater Richmond Chamber of Commerce in 2007. The award recognizes a company’s growth, culture and community impact. The company was also named to Deloitte’s prestigious Technology Fast 50 Program for Virginia and won the Greater Richmond Technology Council’s Emerging Company Award.

In 2008, Boyer was named the nation’s Small Business Person of the Year by the U.S. Small Business Administration. That same year, was named a Best Small & Medium Company to Work for in America.

Boyer says, “We strongly believe that the hourly workforce is and will continue to be the backbone of this amazing country.  And we celebrate the largely unnoticed but critically important work that hourly workers do day in and day out. They may not get the headlines in the news, but to us, they are the real stars.”

Assessing the summer job market, a released survey results in March 2010 that offered these suggestions to young job seekers:

  • “Have a positive attitude.  Don’t make all questions about money and time off.”
  • “Do not take phone into the interview or text during the interview.”
  • “Speak well.  Don’t say, ‘Umm, Can I get an application?’”
  • “Take the ring out of your ear, and cover up the tattoos.”
  • “Try to be as outgoing and professional as possible. Maturity is more appealing than a fancy resume.”
  • “Before looking for a job, make a conscious decision that you will do any job; then tell your prospective employer that if you are paid $7/hour you will work like it is $14/hour and live up to that pledge.”

Your next job may be only a click away at  What are you waiting for?

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