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Columbus Networks Establishes a Program to Assist School Districts Affected by Hurricane Katrina

Kelowna, B.C. – Through the Education America Network (EAN), Columbus Networks Corporation is contributing to the recovery and rebuilding efforts caused by the destruction of Hurricane Katrina. EAN has launched a Hurricane Katrina Employer Assistance Program (http://www.educationamerica.net/katrina.phtml. Through this program EAN is offering school districts throughout Louisiana, Mississippi, and schools and/or districts in the surrounding states who have taken in displaced students, access to EAN’s e-recruiting services and technology. This includes access to post teaching, administrative, and support staff vacancies, search the resume database, and all other services offered by EAN.

EAN sympathizes with all the victims of Hurricane Katrina. The devastation is unimaginable. The people of Louisiana and Mississippi have demonstrated great fortitude in surviving the storm and the after effects. The road to re-building communities and individual lives is beginning and is encouraging.

“Families from the New Orleans and the coastal region are making new or temporary lives in new communities. To assist with this transition, we are offering our services to the rebuilding efforts. Education America Network provides an effective and efficient solution to connecting schools with displaced or available educators,” comments Jim Nunes, Chief Executive Officer. “The Hurricane Katrina Employer Assistance Program is designed to expedite the unification of employers and educators,”

For more information on The Hurricane Katrina Employer Assistance Program contact Columbus at ask@columbusnetworks.com or (250) 769-1612.

Houston Independent School District Signs Up for Education America Network E-Recruiting Solutions

Columbus Networks Corporation has established Houston Independent School District (HISD) as a member to its Education America Network.

Houston Independent School District (HISD) is the largest public school district in Texas and the seventh largest in the United States. Presently, HISD is accommodating nearly 2,800 new students from New Orleans and other coastal communities who were displaced by Katrina. The challenge of ensuring every student receives the best possible education requires staffing needs to be addressed expeditiously; EAN’s services directly address this necessity.

Education America Network Enrolls Another Large U.S. School District

Columbus Networks Corporation has finalized its relationship with another large U.S. school district; Memphis City Schools has signed on as a full time member of the Education America Network.

Memphis City Schools is the largest public school system in Tennessee, the 21st largest in the nation, and services more than 119,000 individuals in grades K through 12. The district is the second largest employer in Tennessee, employing more than 16,500 personnel. As of September 3rd, the Memphis City Schools have registered 150 children displaced from New Orleans and other coastal communities by Katrina. EAN’s services assist both the education sector employers and the teachers to identify and communicate the opportunities and the high quality professionals available.

About the Education America Network

Launched in September 2000, the Education America Network (EAN) is the newest member of the Columbus Networks global family of e-recruitment services. EAN’s extensive services, information resources, timely, and easy-to-use interface have made it the largest educational e-recruitment and resource website for the education sector in the United States. Education America Network has a reputation for professionalism, effectiveness, and being a leader in the industry. For more on the Education America Network visit http://www.educationamerica.net.

About Columbus Networks

Columbus Networks offers web-based applications to facilitate recruitment in the education sector using technology and the Internet to create extremely cost-effective, timely and easy-to-use recruitment solutions for both employers and employees. For the educational employer seeking to fill employment vacancies in teaching, administration and support staff positions, Columbus Networks offers a more sophisticated e-recruitment tool. Our clients are educational employers who include public schools and districts, private schools and institutions, colleges, universities and community colleges, across the continent and growing worldwide. Columbus Networks is headquartered in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada. For additional information on Columbus Networks or their services visit http://www.columbusnetworks.com or call (250) 869-1612.

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