FAIRFAX, VA--- The International Communications Industries Association, Inc. (ICIA) has launched a new service on its website (www.infocomm.org/careers) to provide employers and job seekers with an electronic recruitment tool created specifically for the audiovisual (AV) industry.

"Recruiting qualified staff is a significant challenge for our industry," said Randal Lemke, Ph.D., ICIA Executive Director. "Our new job board is tailored for the needs of the AV industry and we think it will be a very positive contribution to the industry and our members."

"ICIA and its foundation, ICIF, have worked to raise awareness of and build the skills for the future AV workforce," said Terry Friesenborg, CTS, ICIA Senior Vice President of Education and Professional Development. "By linking job candidates and employers, the ICIA online Career Site will now enable ICIA to complete the workforce development continuum."

The site offers a cost effective method of employee recruitment where employers pay a small fee to post jobs and job seekers submit their resumes at no cost. ICIA has teamed up with Brainhunter.com Ltd. to provide this service.

The ICIA Career Site is designed to help employers solve their staffing needs and assist job seekers in identifying new opportunities. Employers will be provided with a secure job posting tool that allows them to post, edit and delete jobs as well as screen candidates against specific qualifications while job seekers will be able to investigate new career opportunities and receive electronic follow up when a new posting fits their criteria.

Employers can also search a resume database specifically focused on audiovisual candidates. The audiovisual industry is a world-wide, multibillion dollar industry that provides the technologies, products and systems for modern audio and video communication. Products of the industry include audio systems, video and data projectors, displays and screens, video, racks and cases, cables and connectors, computer and AV networking, control systems, interfacing, and signal distribution. These products are configured into integrated systems which are used for presentations, conferencing, education and training, advertising and signage, command and control systems, rental and staging, entertainment, and public information systems.

The employers in the AV industry include companies that manufacture, distribute, design, install, rent, and service AV products and technologies.

The audiovisual industry offers many career pathways, including opportunities in sales, equipment installation, rental and staging, facilities and systems design, customer service, management and administration.

The International Communications Industries Association, Inc. (ICIA) is the premier trade association for the professional audiovisual (AV) communications industry worldwide.

ICIA is the founder of InfoComm, the largest gathering of AV systems integration and communications professionals who come to learn about the latest technologies and available products and services as well as new and alternative applications. In addition, ICIA is the industry leader in education and certification for AV professionals, from beginner to advanced levels of technical, business and sales competence. The industry standard for professional expertise is ICIA's certified technology specialist (CTS) designation. ICIA also provides the AV industry a vital information source, InfoComm iQ, an online service based on a database of over 92,000 AV products. ICIA's web portal, www.infocomm.org, provides news and information gathered from industry sources and publications.