CHICAGO (October 2, 2014) –The pet industry is one of the largest and fastest growing industries in the U.S. In fact, Americans are expected to spend $58.51 billion on pet industry services and goods in 2014. This growth brings with it plenty of job opportunities as the demand for pet products and services increases. In addition, more training and certifications are necessary to ensure a qualified workforce.
FetchFind is the first platform to help pet industry professionals find qualified and dedicated employees. In addition, FetchFind.com will offer the opportunity for aspiring pet industry professionals to increase expertise through online learning modules, a feature that will launch soon, as well as locate job opportunities by browsing jobs posted to the site. Additionally, FetchFind will offer high level recruitment services for c level and sales type positions for the pet industry. There is a profound need to raise the educational and professional standards in the industry, and FetchFind will do just that while helping to keep the pet community connected.
Plus, FetchFind offers the pet industry’s first ever cross-vertical credentialing system! The FetchFind certified badge system helps candidates distinguish themselves and enables businesses to find employees with the right experience. Badges include “The Brand Whisperer” for Sales and Marketing Executives or “Leader of the Leash” for Dog Walkers, “Curator of Fine Furs” for Pet Grooming Experience to name a few. Pet lovers and job seekers can soar to new heights in prospective careers while business owners can grow their team with a diverse workforce.You can learn more at http://fetchfind.com.
“To share our new career and networking website with individuals and businesses who are passionate about the pet industry is an exciting and fulfilling opportunity,” says Founder and Chief Fetcher at FetchFind, Jamie Damato Migdal.
Jamie Damato Migdal, CPDT-KA & Pet Industry Entrepreneur
Jamie Damato Migdal has been working with dogs and their people and innovating within the industry for more than 20 years. She’s done everything from pet sitting and shelter management to being a veterinary assistant and a TV dog behavior expert. Jamie’s experience and passion has made her a leading expert in small business, canine behavior and coaching people to follow their passions. Jamie is regularly sought after and featured in all types of media including NPR, ABC News, Fox News, NBC, WCIU, WGN Radio, Animal Planet, The Chicago Tribune and The Wall Street Journal.
In 1996, Jamie founded Out-U-Go Pet Care Services, which is now a national dog walking franchise company with locations all over the country. Five years later, she founded AnimalSense Canine Training & Behavior, the fastest growing dog training company in the Chicago area. With 15 years of small business and clinical animal behavior experience, Jamie opened CanineLink Education and Consulting in 2011. Jamie and the brilliant, passionate team at CanineLink help dog lovers become dog professionals, as well as consult with current animal professionals to build their companies and careers. Jamie lives in Chicago with her husband, their two-year old daughter and her ridiculous rescued Collies, Whisper and Mimsy. When Jamie isn’t working, being a mom or sleeping, she could be found playing her guitar or fantasizing about going to the gym.
The esteemed FetchFind Advisory Board includes outstanding business leaders in technology; Alan Cook, Consumer product, technology and design expert; Saq Nadeem, CEO of Paradise4Paws and awarded 2013 IL Small Business Person of the Year; Paulette Solinski, Attorney & Dog Trainer; Stacy Ratner, Founder of Open Books; and David Weinstein, Founding President of the Chicagoland Entrepreneurial Center and featured as a 2014 Top 50 Tech Leader in Chicago.
FetchFind is the professional certification and career networking site for the pet industry. Learn more at: http://fetchfind.com/. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FetchFind. Twitter: @fetchfind and @HeyFetchy.