ING is Presenting Sponsor of National Job Shadow Day 2005

February 2, 2005 Atlanta Share: Print Subscribe to Email Alerts

ING US Financial Services today announced its sponsorship of the National Job Shadow Day 2005, which kicks off today and is part of a yearlong national effort. The program strives to enrich the lives of students by acquainting them with the world of work through on-the-job experiences. Through job shadowing, students are given the opportunity to go into places of work and shadow “career mentors,” talk to volunteers about possible career interests and learn some of the skills necessary to do various jobs.

National Job Shadow Day is coordinated by the Job Shadow Coalition, which includes organizations such as America’s Promise, Junior Achievement, the U.S Department of Labor and the U.S. Department of Education.

“ING is committed to financial education and proud to be the presenting sponsor for Job Shadow Day 2005,” said Rhonda Mims, President of the ING Foundation. “As a corporate partner, we want to show our commitment to education and help students participate in the on-the-job experiences and explore career options in the actual workplace. We believe the path for young people to understand how to achieve their dreams and be successful is built through education and mentoring. This program gives students that opportunity.”

Most of ING’s main worksite locations around the country will be hosting students in their offices on various days throughout the year. The students will be exposed to different departments within ING including Human Resources, Sales, Branding, Marketing and Project Management.

About ING

ING Group is a global financial institution of Dutch origin offering banking, insurance and asset management to more than 60 million private, corporate and institutional clients in more than 50 countries. With a diverse workforce of more than 112,000 people, ING comprises a broad spectrum of prominent companies that increasingly serve their clients under the ING brand.

In the U.S. , ING offers a comprehensive array of financial services to retail and institutional clients that includes retirement plans, mutual funds, managed accounts, alternative investments, direct banking, institutional investment management, annuities, life insurance, employee benefits, financial planning, and reinsurance. Currently, ING holds top-tier rankings in key U.S. markets and serves more than 14 million customers across the nation. For more information, visit www.ing.com.

Press inquiries

Caroline Campbell, 770.618. 3801 or caroline.campbell@us.ing.com