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Senator John Kerry to Address Challenges Facing US Businesses at Harvey Nash Leadership Event

Kerry to Share Business Strategies to Address Unemployment, Increase Financial Stability.


NEW YORK - February 28, 2012. Harvey Nash, a global executive search, professional recruitment and IT outsourcing service provider, will host its annual Leadership Lecture:  What Lies Ahead for American Business.  The March 2nd event features Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.), who will discuss the growing need for American innovation to compete and win in the 21st Century global economy. The executive audience will hear from Kerry and Harvey Nash leadership on topics including sustained job creation, deficit reduction, balanced international trade, affordable health care coverage, financial stability and economic stimulus. 

With a focus on placing top IT and executive talent for American business, Harvey Nash executives Robert J. Miano, Harvey Nash USA President & CEO, and Albert Ellis, Harvey Nash Global CEO, will share insight into where jobs are now, what technology skills employers are seeking despite high unemployment levels, and what the U.S. can do to address its shrinking talent pool.  They will join Kerry in addressing more than 200 top executives from J.P. Morgan Chase, Credit Suisse, Facebook, Hearst, McGraw Hill, Conde Nast, WPP, Dell Computer Corporation, Equifax, Associated Press, The Economist, CNN, Viacom, Starwood Hotels, Pfizer, Cushman & Wakefield, Oracle and Accenture, among others.     

"If we're going to out-compete the rest of the world tomorrow, we have to out-innovate them today, and that starts by facing our fiscal challenge honestly and intelligently, creating the business and economic environment we need to create jobs, drive innovation, spur investment, and compete in the global marketplace," said Sen. Kerry. 

"We look forward to hearing Senator Kerry's insight into the state of American business. Because of his role as Chairman of the Communications, Technology, and the Internet subcommittee of the Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, he brings a unique perspective on how to overcome obstacles and what's next for U.S. business," said Miano. 

He continued, "Among other things, our event will address jobs and the economy, the biggest factors affecting the success of U.S. businesses today.  A major contributor to our weakened economy is not the lack of jobs, but rather the lack of talent. Contributing to this skill shortage, we see workers leaving the job supply, fewer college graduates in technology, and laws that make it difficult to bring talent into the U.S. Unless we change course, the U.S. is looking at slow 2-3 percent growth for the next 18 months."

The Harvey Nash Leadership Lecture: What Lies Ahead for American Business will take place at The Plaza Hotel on Friday, March 2, 2012 from 8:00-10:00 a.m.  General attendance is limited and by invitation only.  Walk-ins not accepted.  To request an invitation, contact Matthew Leva at +1 973-646-2112. Credentialed members of the media are invited to attend by contacting Ann Warren.  

To view the live event online go to www.livestream.com/harveynashusa beginning at 8:30 a.m. ET. 

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About Harvey Nash

Harvey Nash, a global professional recruitment consultancy and IT outsourcing service provider, is committed to delivering the very best talent and IT solutions to a broad base of international clients. The Group is a trusted advisor to some of the world's leading business, governments and institutions. Operating from 40 offices covering the USA, Europe and Asia, its talented professionals pursue the highest levels of integrity and quality in providing a unique portfolio of services: executive search, interim management, IT and finance recruitment and IT outsourcing.

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