The job hunt for footwear professionals is about to become more streamlined. Two Ten Foundation and the Footwear Distributors and Retailers of America (FDRA) are joining resources to launch a comprehensive online career marketplace focused solely on the footwear industry, the Footwear Careers Marketplace.
The website, which launched on June 1, provides a robust listing of career opportunities from entry-level to senior executive listed by job category and can be sorted by keyword and location. The site will be co-managed by Two Ten and FDRA.
FDRA President Matt Priest said, “We’re thrilled to be part of this new venture and believe the more our industry works together, the more we will thrive. The Footwear Careers Marketplace will serve our entire industry well on many levels and ensure those looking for work in the footwear industry will be connected with companies in search of new talent. We’re encouraging all FDRA members to take advantage of this exciting new tool.”
Revenue generated from the website through fees related to job postings and advertising will support a new fund organized by Two Ten to help industry workers who find themselves in between jobs and in need of financial assistance.
“Two Ten is about shoepeople helping shoepeople, and the Footwear Careers Marketplace is organic to this core mission,” said Two Ten President Neal Newman. “From helping our industry workers find new jobs or grow their careers, to supporting footwear companies’ efforts to effectively reach new talent, to helping shoepeople in between jobs—we think the Marketplace is a natural extension of what our organization does everyday.”