July 11, 2008 // Franchising.com // Boca Raton, FL —Marilyn J. Ounjian, founder and chief executive officer of staffing firm CareersUSA will be the keynote speaker for the Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce's 2nd Annual Successful Women in Business "DIAMOND" Awards Luncheon which will be held on Thursday, July 17th at the Country Club at Boca Raton (formerly Boca Del Mar Country Club). Honored will be Rocki Rockingham, vice president of community relations and communications for Jarden Consumer Solutions in Boca Raton
CareersUSA, a national temporary, temp-to-hire and direct hire staffing firm has 26 offices nationwide, a cutting-edge staffing and HR technology division, and a national accounts program that services companies throughout the United States.
Ounjian has made her mark on the staffing industry since founding the company in 1981 in Philadelphia, PA. However, her rise to success was far from adversity-free. Despite setbacks, Ounjian persevered and by 1988, CareersUSA was recognized by Inc. Magazine as "One of America's Fastest Growing Companies." Ounjian and CareersUSA have carved a distinct niche in South Florida's employment landscape since she moved headquarters to Boca Raton in 1998. In addition to numerous company awards, her personal accolades include winning South Florida Business Journal's 2008 Women Who Mean Business Award and the 2005 Business Woman of the Year, being named a regional finalist for Ernst & Young's 2007 Entrepreneur of the Year, and serving as a guest speaker for several organizations including the H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business and Entrepreneurship's Distinguished Lecture Series.
Ounjian and husband George have three children: Jennifer, Jonathan and Kori, who are active in the company; as well as a granddaughter Victoria.
The "DIAMOND" award honors a woman who has achieved success in her respective field and makes a difference in the Boca Raton Community. DIAMOND stands for Dedicated, Inspiring, Accomplished, Motivated, Outstanding, Noble and Driven business woman.
Founded in 1981, CareersUSA is a national staffing firm that offers temporary, temp-to-hire and direct hire services to businesses in a wide-range of industries, and exciting career opportunities to skilled professionals throughout the country.
During its 27-year history, CareersUSA has carved a distinct niche in the staffing industry through its commitment to customer service excellence and technological innovation. The company has pioneered a new web-based staffing and HR solution with PerfectTIME®, an intuitive, convenient and efficient web-based time and attendance solution that helps organizations optimize workforce management. In addition to the industry's leading time and attendance engine, PerfectTIME offers biometric technology that eliminates time fraud tactics, and an extensive and flexible set of tools to track, manage, and measure employee time data in real-time.
CareersUSA has received numerous accolades including Top Diversity, Women-Owned and Small Business awards from DiversityBusiness.com; America's Fastest Growing Private Companies, Inc. 500, Inc. Magazine; Top 500 Women-Owned Businesses and Fastest Growing Woman-Owned Businesses, Working Woman Magazine; Business of the Year awards, South Florida Business Journal, and being named a regional finalist for Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur of the Year award.