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ClassesUSA Joins Salary.com as Exclusive Provider of Online Higher Education Information
Partnership enables site visitors to learn more about eLearning and match opportunities to their aspirations
New York, March 8, 2006 - ClassesUSA®, an Experian company and the Webs leading online education portal, has joined Salary.com as an exclusive provider of information and resources about online higher-education opportunities.
Approximately 1 million adults are expected to enroll in a fully online distance education program this year, most with the goal of furthering their career endeavors and increasing their earnings. Salary.coms readership consists of motivated professionals dedicated to career advancement.
Career advancement is increasingly being fueled by education, and online learning eliminates the time and space barriers that professionals often have by adapting to the individual needs of students, said Jordon Keltz, president of ClassesUSA. This partnership allows us to bring an unmatched depth and breadth of resources to Salary.com that directly connects users with the educational opportunities that can shape their futures and unleash their earning potential.
ClassesUSAs wealth of both content- and directory-based resources enables Salary.com users to pursue online higher-education opportunities by degree and career-specific programs from more than 150 of the nations top accredited colleges and universities. Supported by statistics that reveal those with a bachelors degree will earn, on average, 62 percent more than someone who has not completed a postsecondary degree, there is an increased interest in the attainment of higher education. To view this partnership offering, visit the Salary.com Web site at http://www.salary.com/CUSA.asp.
"Salary.com users have enthusiastically responded to the ClassesUSA layout and presentation of degree programs and we are very pleased with the work and the early outcomes of these efforts, explained Kevin Plunkett, vice president of media sales for Salary.com. With this partnership, Salary.com helps users understand their worth and maximize their earning potential through higher education.
The agreement enables ClassesUSA to further enhance its reputation as the most trusted and recognized brand providing professional adults with access to online higher education. ClassesUSA currently powers similar content areas for a number of other sites and portals.
With the most Certified Compensation and Technology professionals, Salary.com is the leading provider of compensation expertise and Web-based compensation solutions for enterprises, small businesses and individuals. Salary.coms free Salary Wizard Calculator is the Internets most popular salary calculator, with market prices for more than 3,000 benchmark jobs across 200 geographic regions. Salary.coms premium salary negotiation tool, the Personal Salary Report, helps employees confidently negotiate a new job or prepare a performance review. Salary.com ranks in the top 100 of the fastest-growing U.S. technology companies and also ranks as the fourth-largest career site and syndicates its trusted consumer reference tools and career-oriented content to more than 2,000 business, career and news sites across the Web.
ClassesUSA is part of Experian InteractiveSM and is the Webs leading online higher-education portal. Each month, more than 1 million adults visit the site, which boasts more than 100 accredited college and university partners. Since entering the online higher-education marketplace in 2001, ClassesUSA has fostered strategic content partnerships with a multitude of portals and Web sites, and has built a reputation as the most trusted and recognized brand providing professional adults with access to online educational opportunities. ClassesUSA also publishes Online Degrees Magazine, a biannual national publication designed to empower adults considering distance learning as the tool to use to advance themselves both personally and professionally.