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Human Resource Marketing Services, Inc. (HRMS) was established in 1982. HRMS has successfully secured and managed millions of dollars of local, state and federal funding from over 50 government, non-profit agencies, healthcare employers and colleges and universities.

During the 80’s, HRMS, under the brand name of VideoSearch, created several visionary products including the VideoResume, a tool used by sales organizations to pre-screen employment applicants using mock sales presentations. Later in the decade, HRMS produced and aired a regularly scheduled, half-hour recruitment television programs called “Meet Your Next Employer.” For this pioneering work in recruitment advertising, Richard Katz, president of HRMS, received the Employment Management Association’s National Pericles Award, “for outstanding contribution to the HR profession.”

In 1993, HRMS’s Government Services Division was launched to operate customized JTPA and WIA job training and job placement programs. Starting with the successful City of Los Angeles-funded Spotlight on Jobs program for the entertainment industry, HRMS trained and placed hundreds of disadvantaged and dislocated workers. HRMS was funded by the County of Los Angeles as one of the first Welfare-to-Work demonstration programs in California, putting hundreds of low skilled workers to work. In the late 90’s, HRMS received Los Angeles City funding to designed and operate Hollywood Digital Careers, a high-end technical training program that retrained artists as digital visual effects specialists.

In 2000, HRMS launched Dot.com Job Search, a proprietary curriculum designed to teach One Stop staff and clients how to use the Internet to find a job. The course has been widely used by many government agencies across the country and is delivered in several modalities. Through partnerships with MonsterTMP Worldwide, HRMS designed marketing campaigns for www.laworkforce.org.

In partnerships with the entire 10-campus University of California system, the University of Houston, Occidental College and Indiana University, HRMS created and produced 10 one- and two-day workforce, alumni and economic development conferences bringing together thousands of university alumni, employers, public officials and renowned speakers from premier companies.

When ARRA was legislated in early 2009, HRMS created a new Health IT employment and training division for the purpose of providing workforce development services to support the national effort to implement Electronic Health Records.

Resources were brought together to:

  1. Creates and distributes online and classroom Health IT job search courses
  2. Secure one of 70 national grants from the Department of Health & Human Services for Orange Coast College to train and place 300 workers. HRMS currently manages that project on behalf of the college.
  3. HRMS produces HealthTECH Workforce Forums, sponsored by Workforce Investment Boards, HIMSS and a host of healthcare providers. (see Events for more information)
  4. Provide healthcare IT conference consulting services.

HRMS was founded by Richard Katz following a corporate career as Director of HR for Bullock’s Department Stores, and HR consultant and Practice Leader for Ernst and Young. Born in Los Angeles, Richard holds a B.S. in Business Administration from UCLA and an M.A. in Industrial Relations from the University of Minnesota.

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