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Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Staples Partners With HBCUConnect.com to Present Job Opportunities to Students and Graduates of Black Colleges and Universities

Staples HBCU Recruiting

Columbus, OH — Will Moss, founder of HBCUConnect.com, the largest portal and career site targeting the community of students, faculty and alumni of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), has announced a partnership with Staples Inc., the office retail industry giant. This partnership, part of Staples’ diversity recruitment outreach, is designed to leverage HBCUConnect’s targeted reach and deep penetration in the HBCU community to help Staples recruit the best talent for its many open positions for both new graduates and experienced professionals.

There are currently over 1,000 jobs available from Staples alone on the HBCUConnect.com career center, covering everything from Sales to IT. There are opportunities for folks at all experience levels and in many different roles. Specifically, Stapes has opportunities in Hourly Retail Store Locations, Retail Management, B2B Sales, eCommerce, Global Technology, Merchandising, Advertising/Marketing, Supply Chain, Customer Service, Facility Solutions, Furniture Sales, Promotional Products, Certified Tech, and Finance!

Especially attractive to current African American students and recent graduates to consider are Staples special opportunities for careers in Sales where no experience is required and training is provided.

Apprentice Sales Consultant Program:
In this 12 month program, new hires are flown out for training in Broomfield, Colorado for training; following the 12 months of training, new hires then relocate to the region of mutual selection, based on company need and the employees strengths and desired location. Target candidates for this role would be a polished go getter / hunter type as they will ultimately be meeting with senior level management at Fortune 100 companies!

Sales Specialist Opportunities:
With this program there are 2 tracks: Business-to-Business Sales Specialist and Copy & Print Sales Specialist. The Business-to-Businss Sales Specialist is a classic “hunter”, prospecting for new business. The Copy & Print Sales Specialist is more of a hybrid “hunter/farmer” mix, cultivating relationships and continuing business. This program includes a 3 month on boarding sales training curriculum that includes call days, field days and mentor training!

Opportunities are nationwide and are especially open to 2015 and 2016 college grads or folks with 1 to 2 years of experience that are interested in sales.

To submit your resume and information for consideration, please visit www.hbcuconnect.com/staples


Founded in 1999, HBCU Connect (www.hbcuconnect.com) is the first and largest media outlet targeted towards the Historically Black College and University (HBCU) community.  Boasting over 1.5 million registered members and encompassing a complete web portal, magazine, recruiting engine, social networking site, forums, blogs, news feeds and shopping, HBCUConnect.com serves the needs of HBCU aspirants, students, alumni, faculty and staff by providing a single destination and launching point for the entire diaspora.


William Moss, HBCU Connect
(877) 864-4446