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Housekeeper and Domestic Staff Recruitment Agency Marshall Harber Taps Internet to Enhance Client Services

(PRWEB) October 30, 2008 –

Domestic staff recruitment agency Marshall Harber recently launched http://www.householdstaffonline.com, connecting housekeepers, cooks, maids, and other registered and qualified household staff directly with clients. Their innovative online interface virtually eliminates costly agency fees.

A well-established UK domestic staff agency Marshall Harber created their new website as an alternative to sourcing household staff and to combat the financial hardship that many are feeling as the credit crunch takes its economic toll on society. By giving their clients direct access to household staff candidates, Marshall Harber hopes to improve the methods and channels by which clients can locate and select trained household staff, and do so at an affordable price.

Clients now have complete access to a database of housekeepers, chauffeurs, chefs, cooks, personal assistants, security, maids, nannies, butlers, estate managers, gardeners, and much more at their fingertips.

Different than traditional job boards and websites where users can enter their own details and unverified credentials, all Marshall Harber candidates are sourced through their traditional parent recruitment agency. Clients are able to locate qualified staff candidates who posses relevant skills and experience.

The user-friendly website allows clients to view all CVs before being required to pay; however, a relatively small payment is required before making direct contact with an unlimited number of database staff members. Text messages sent directly to candidatesÂ’ phones helps ensure anonymity for all parties and also protects candidates from having to post sensitive information on the website. Text messages are managed and sent through the website and contain only details of how candidates may contact the client to discuss the position.

By adding this online component to their top-rate staffing services, Marshall Harber is able to place the tools available to its trained recruitment consultants direct into the hands of clients who prefer a more hands-on approach to selecting domestic help. This means that the same high calibre staff can now be sourced for a fraction of the normal staff recruitment agency fee.

To ensure that every candidate found on the website database has relevant skills and experience, all CVs are reviewed by a Marshall Harber consultant. Users can then easily search through the categories to locate candidates who match their specific domestic household needs.

The remarkably easy to use website makes searching for housekeepers and other domestic staff members a breeze. From the novice to the experienced internet user, http://www.householdstaffonline.com has been designed with the user in mind. The candidate database is updated daily with new staff profiles after being vetted by the experienced Marshall Harber staff through their London office in Kensington.

For help in identifying housekeepers, chefs, nannies, personal assistants, and any other domestic household staff, please contact professional staff recruitment agency Marshall Harber at http://www.marshallharber.com . For more information on their newly launched web interface, please visit http://www.householdstaffonline.com

Media contact:

Alex Facta

alex @ marshallharber.com

+44 207 938 2200


Telebriefing: National Children’s Study Recruitment Begins

Washington, DC (Vocus) January 7, 2009

What: A media telephone briefing and webcast to announce the beginning of enrollment in the National Children’s Study.

The largest child health study in the United States, the National Children’s Study will follow 100,000 children from before birth to age 21 to identify genetic and environmental factors that contribute to health disorders and conditions of childhood and adulthood.

The study is led by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences–both of the National Institutes of Health–the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Who: Speakers are:

Dr. Duane Alexander, Director, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
Dr. Peter Scheidt, Director, National Children’s Study
Dr. Barbara Entwisle, Principal Investigator, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Dr. Philip Landrigan, Principal Investigator, Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York
Why: The speakers will describe initiation of efforts to enroll participants in Duplin County, North Carolina, and Queens, New York, for the initial phase of the National Children’s Study.

When: Tuesday, January 13, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time

Members of the media only may dial into the telebriefing at 1-888-727-6732. The Participant Code is 884544. The briefing will begin promptly at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time.

Members of the media only also may log on to the Web cast of the briefing at https://webmeeting.nih.gov/ncs011309/ . On the first screen, sign on as “guest” at the prompt. Type your name and organization in the box and then click “enter room.”

ATTN: TV Producers: A “bites and b-roll” package on the study launch will be available for download at 10:15 a.m. January 13, 2009 at ftp://aed-design.org. At the prompt, type:

Username: u37879245-nichd08

Password: nichd2009

Questions and interview requests after the briefing should be directed to Robert Bock or Marianne Glass Miller at the NICHD Communications Office, (301) 496-5133.

This briefing is sponsored by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development of the National Institutes of Health, one of the federal agencies conducting the National Children’s Study.

The NICHD sponsors research on development, before and after birth; maternal, child, and family health; reproductive biology and population issues; and medical rehabilitation. For more information, visit the Institute’s Web site at http://www.nichd.nih.gov/.

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) — The Nation’s Medical Research Agency — includes 27 Institutes and Centers and is a component of the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services. It is the primary federal agency for conducting and supporting basic, clinical, and translational medical research, and it investigates the causes, treatments, and cures for both common and rare diseases. For more information about NIH and its programs, visit http://www.nih.gov.

Embargoed for Release

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

10:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time


Robert Bock

or Marianne Glass Miller



Salesians Fight Recruitment of Child Solders in Sri Lanka, Give Child Soldiers Escape Route


(MissionNewswire) Salesians are fighting the recruitment of child soldierseven girlsin Sri Lanka, and working to heal the wounds of those forced to take part in the countrys civil war.

Childhood should be a time of innocence and schooling, says Father Mark Hyde, director of Salesian Missions. But thats not the reality for youth in Sri Lanka being recruited to fight the countrys civil war. For these youth, its weapons and war rather than school books and play.

While the civil wars official end came in May 2009, the recruitment of child soldiers continues to rise according to Douglas Devanada, Minister for Tamil Social Services. He quotes reliable sources that say that the LTTE (the rebel group of the Tamil Tigers in the north of Sri Lanka) aims to recruit about 60,000 children in the north of the country.

The recruitment and use of child soldiers in the countrys civil war has gone on for years in Sri Lanka. Fewer children are attending school due both to fighting the war and the fear of falling into the hands of the rebel army on the way to school. Some children have limited defenses to resist recruitment efforts. Others faced with poverty, lack of education and few job prospects see little alternative to joining.

Child soldiers are used for various purposes in the civil war that has raged through the country for a little more than 20 years. While some are fighters, others act as scouts and guides and man checkpoints. Others run errands or cook and clean for the armed forces. Some of the most unfortunate are used as suicide bombers. Gender and age offer no protection against recruitment efforts. Some children have been as young as eight years old. And girls can face an even tougher time than their male peers.

Girls are used as soldiers in the same way as boys, but they also face gender-based violence. Reports of sexual exploitation, human trafficking and forced prostitution are all too common. In addition to the typical traumas of war, girls are subjected to unwanted pregnancies, sexually transmitted diseases and social stigma making it difficult, if not impossible, to reintegrate back into their communities.

In the wake of this ongoing trauma, the Salesians continue their work with child soldiers in Sri Lanka. A rehabilitation center in Colombo, which was first opened to assist at risk street children and young victims of sexual abuse has in recent years worked with child soldiers providing therapy and job skills training. Subsequently, other Salesian Missions rehabilitation centers have opened throughout the country working to help more and more child soldiers reintegrate back into their communities and move forward with their lives.

In addition, the Salesians operate Mary Help of Christians House in Negombo, Sri Lanka, which is home to 173 girl soldiers. This rehabilitation center is run by Salesian Sisters who realized that these girls had no place to turn. In addition to offering the basics of food, clothing and shelter, the sisters focus on the physical and psychological health of the girls. Their dedication and support has enabled the girls to come a long way in the past few years. Nearly half of them are attending classes between the 6th and 8th grade levels, while several of the older girls are taking professional courses.

Physical wounds heal over time but the emotional and psychological wounds that both male and female child soldiers face can take a lifetime to heal. The emotional support, education and job placement provided by the Salesians plays a large role in helping youth come to terms with their circumstances and preparing them for a brighter future.



Salesian Missions is headquartered in New Rochelle, NY, and is part of the Don Bosco Networka worldwide federation of Salesian NGOs. The mission of the U.S.-based nonprofit Catholic organization is to raise funds for international programs that serve youth and families in poor communities around the globe. The Salesian missionaries are made up of priests, brothers and sisters, as well as laypeopleall dedicated to caring for poor children throughout the world in more than 130 countries and helping young people become self-sufficient by learning a trade that will help them gain employment. To date, more than 3 million youth have received services funded by Salesian Missions. These services and programs are provided to children regardless of race or religion. For more information, go to SalesianMissions.org or MissionNewswire.org, the official news service of Salesian Missions.