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Columbus Chamber Announces Small Business Award Finalists

December 10, 2013

The following article is a partial repost from the Columbus Chamber website. THREE BUSINESSES, THREE BUSINESS LEADERS RISE TO TOP Columbus, OH – The Columbus Chamber today announced the finalists for its 2014 Small Business Awards. The awards include the Small Business Award of Excellence, which will be given to a […]

Federal rule pushes companies to hire disabled

October 28, 2013

By Rita Price – Repost from The Columbus Dispatch – Monday September 9, 2013 Companies that do business with the federal government are being told to recruit and hire more people with disabilities. Although labor officials stop short of calling the new rule a quota, there is a magic number: […]

Recruiter Helps Veterans, Military Spouses Find Employment at Pearl

August 30, 2013

Judi Williams knows the many barriers facing veterans and military spouses when it comes to employment. She’s witnessed it firsthand. Williams, 39, of Fort Polk, Louisiana, had a short stint in the U.S. Army before an injury forced her out much earlier than she anticipated.  Her husband, E-5 Jonathan W, […]

US Army Veteran Says Employee Focus Brought Him to Pearl

August 25, 2013

Tony LaBona, 36, of Stanton, Kentucky, was not just looking for an opportunity to be successful, but to also work for a company committed to giving its employees the tools to be successful. He found that – and more – at Pearl Interactive Network. LaBona, a senior supervisor for the […]

The value of certification: WBENC success story

July 26, 2013

Merry Korn, MSW, is president & CEO of Pearl Interactive Network (Pearl), a virtual home-based business process outsourcing firm and social enterprise which brings B-to-B outsourcing solutions to federal agencies and insurance companies. The company’s success is credited to Korn’s practices of knowing the “why” (vision/points of distinction), the “how” […]

Social Enterprise: Forging a New Path for Social Workers Wanting to Blend Social and Business Missions

June 26, 2013

By Merry P. Korn, CEO, Pearl Interactive Network In 1979 I was enrolled at the Ohio State University School of Social Work. Following in my sister’s footprints, I thought a Master’s Degree in Social Work would prepare me for my destiny, a career as a clinical social worker. When one […]

Employment Tip – State Grassroots Veteran Employment Programs

June 23, 2013

Quite often, strategies that increase veteran employment the most are shaped at the local community level.  This is one of the reasons why the Department of Veterans Affairs partnered with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Hiring Our Heroes program.  The U.S. Chamber works with state and local chambers and […]

Tips for creating a resume that gets results

May 6, 2013

Content from Dawn Quesnel, CPCC, PCC We know the job market is tough right now, and that a faulty resumé can hinder your job search before you’re able to get your foot in the door. We reached out to Dawn Quesnel, CPCC, PCC, better known as Coach DQ, to share […]

Continuing Education Resources for Veterans

April 14, 2013

The following is a repost from Active soldiers and veterans are important members of American society — soldiers, because they fight to keep the American people safe, and veterans because they bring their past experiences and wisdom back to society–which can help catalyze better decisions surrounding war and protection […]

US Veterans Pay Heavily for War

March 29, 2013

The following article is a repost from the McClatchy DC website. by Chris Adams WASHINGTON – Ten years after the United States went to war in Iraq, one of the most common numbers associated with the conflict is the tally of Americans killed: nearly 4,500. Add in the twin war […]

Merry Korn discusses employing disabled veterans on Federal News Radio

November 13, 2012

Merry Korn, CEO of Pearl Interactive Network answers questions about hiring service-disabled veterans on the Federal News Radio website. Click here to listen to the interview.

New technologies open job opportunities for injured veterans

October 21, 2012

This is a repost from the Stars and Stripes blog By Leo Shane III WASHINGTON — When Pfizer was considering sending some administrative jobs overseas, Merry Korn convinced them to outsource them to wounded veterans instead. Korn, owner of Pearl Interactive Network said she currently has four home bound, injured […]

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