CHICAGO, IL (February 23, 2016) – FetchFind – the world’s only career and education site dedicated exclusively to the pet industry – is pleased to announce the release of its pet industry-specific content marketplace and e-Learning platform (known as a Learning Management System, or LMS). The FetchFind platform will assist businesses of all sizes with hiring and training employees and access to business solutions, as well as providing e-learning and content to individuals interested in becoming a part of the $62 billion dollar pet industry. FetchFind content focuses on topics and tools relating to pet behavior, pet health, customer service, general business and other professional skills needed for working with animals.
FetchFind identified an industry-wide pain point – the absence of efficient and affordable high-quality options for providing professional hiring and continuing education to employees and dedicated volunteers across the pet industry. With over 20+ years in the industry as experts, the FetchFind team has been developing content and using it to train tens of thousands of pet professionals, aspiring pet industry workers, and countless businesses, both large and small. FetchFind is thrilled to be able to offer their massive content library online, giving pet businesses, employees, pet professionals, and career changers a user friendly, affordable solution to streamlined, comprehensive training and education.
“FetchFind is an essential tool for staff training and continuing education for my staff,” said Lauren Pietrocarlo, CEO of Chicago-based Dogs Deserve It. “The application is convenient, educational and engaging. I highly recommend FetchFind for any pet care business or professional looking to further their training and staff knowledge.”
“As the leading pet industry content distributor, we have a duty to assist the underserved online pet career and e-Learning market,” said Jamie Migdal, Founder and CEO, FetchFind. “According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics Employment Projections program, the demand for animal care jobs will be almost double that of all other occupations from 2010-2020 and e-Learning is expected to reach upwards of $62 billion dollars in consumer spending by the end of next year. “We’d be remiss if we didn’t formulate a method to meld the two industries in a way that made sense to everyone,” Migdal adds. “Our job board is already established as the pet industry’s niche answer to the mess of generalist job boards. Now with the launch of our content marketplace and e-Learning platform, we are the leading B2B destination for the pet industry.”
The FetchFind marketplace welcomes experts and content producers from across the pet industry to host and sell ongoing and on-time educational and business management tools to both businesses and individuals. Companies offering their content through the FetchFind marketplace include: CATCH Academy, dog*tec, Woof Rescue App, Better Walker, International Boarding & Pet Services Association (IBPSA), K9 Fit Club, National Kennel Sales & Appraisals, Paramount Success Group, Pet Life Radio, Tails Pet Media, ProPet Software, Professional Animal Care Certification Council (PACCC), and The Dog Gurus, with new companies being onboarded every week. Businesses have the option of either adding their materials directly to the platform or having the FetchFind staff assist in the development and production of their content.
“We select our content vendor partners based on their industry innovation, leadership and state-of-the-art content. Our network of content partners is one of the greatest assets to our platform,” says Migdal, who is proud of the relationships FetchFind has with their vendor partners. “These businesses are simply the best the pet industry has to offer and we will continue to seek out only the highest quality content to add to our platform.”
In addition, FetchFind has its own original content, developed by Migdal and her staff of veteran pet industry professionals, available through the FetchFind Monthly Pro subscription. This subscription allows both individuals and companies to access all materials on demand, with new content added weekly. The e-Learning system allows employers access to metrics and reporting on employee engagement with the material. Their popular eight-week Behavior Fundamentals program geared toward individuals wanting an introduction to canine behavior and previously offered in-person only through FetchFind Academy in Chicago, will be added to the platform in 2Q2016.
“FetchFind is the solution we have been looking for. It is quick and easy to use and the staff loves it! The videos are jam-packed with information about basic dog handling to understanding dog behaviors,” said Kristina Crawford of Greenleaf Pet Resort in central New Jersey. Greenleaf employs an average of 100 people on 56 acres. “I would recommend FetchFind to every pet business. It is a great tool to educate employees.”
Other recent implementations for FetchFind include the new “freemium” job board model. Basic job board posts are free for all individuals, companies, and non-profits; job seeker profiles are also free. Services such as candidate screening and executive recruiting are available at an additional cost. This past September, FetchFind also became a Pet360 affiliate partner.
For more information about FetchFind or for anyone interested in being a content provider, please contact Jamie Migdal at 312.394.9957 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Launched in 2015, FetchFind is the only content marketplace, job board and learning management system dedicated exclusively to the pet industry. FetchFind provides a single destination for pet businesses, pet professionals, pet enthusiasts, job seekers and volunteers to access employment and professional development opportunities and business solution tools, as well as education and online learning.
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