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FedEx Office (formerly FedEx Kinko’s), an operating company of FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX), plans to offer its printing services in an effort to help job seekers across the nation.  The company will host “FedEx Office Free Resume Printing Day” on March 10, 2009, offering to print up to 25 copies of each customer’s resume for free. 

As reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics of the U.S. Department of Labor, the nation’s unemployment rate rose to 7.6 percent and the number of unemployed persons increased to 11.6 million in January 2009.  With so many people looking to get their printed resumes in the hands of recruiters and hiring managers, FedEx Office is prepared to help.

The company invites customers to take advantage of this one-day event by visiting any of its 1,600+ FedEx Office Print and Ship Centers in the United States during regular business hours.  This offer is good for 25 black-and-white resume copies per customer and is only valid for orders placed and picked up in-store.  Customers may place orders by submitting their resume in printed format or as a digital file, and the copies will be printed single-sided on resume-quality paper.

“We understand that the economy has affected many people in a very profound way, and we want to help,” said Brian Philips, president and CEO of FedEx Office.  “Printing resumes is one small way we can use our resources to help those who need it.”

To find the nearest FedEx Office Print and Ship Center, visit http://www.fedex.com or call 1-800-Go-FedEx (1-800-463-3339). 

SOURCE: FedEx Office

You REALLY need to take advantage of this opportunity!  With the U.S. unemployment rate now at 8.1 percent (the highest it’s been since 1983), SOOO many people are looking for jobs.  And in this economic climate, even if you do have a job, I strongly advise you to keep that resume updated just in case.  (I sure am, because this is NOT a game).

This free resume printing day really hits home for me because I am currently participating in a No-Buy Month.  I’ll give you more details later today, but essentially I’m only spending money on absolute necessities during the month of March.  Today is Day 10, and I’m proud to say that I haven’t deviated from the plan…but the remaining 21 days that are left in the month are definitely going to be a struggle. 

More to come…

—Travers

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