June 14, 2005


Clinton, NC – is pleased to announce the opening of a new office in Fresno, California. is a member of the family of companies and is the leading on-line career site and human resource service provider for the agriculture, food, natural resources and biotechnology industries. Over 10,000 users visit each week. Job seekers utilize the site services for free, while employers pay a minimal fee to post jobs and search the on-line resume database. is headquartered in Clinton, North Carolina and has offices in Ames, Iowa and London, Ontario Canada.
Staffing of this office includes new hire, Erika Harling, who joined the team in May. The addition of this office and staff will allow for a heightened awareness of career opportunities in agriculture, food, natural resources and biotechnology in the western United States through the on-line job board. president, Eric Spell, said, “ has had success in many other regions of North America. We realize the potential here and feel we can provide a valuable tool for employers and job seekers in the western United States.”

“ has been an easy to use on-line resource for our recruiting efforts. I appreciate the targeted nature of the site and look forward to the continued expansion of this resource into the Western region of the United States,” said, the Human Resource Manager of Valent U.S.A. Corporation. “If you have an interest as an employer or job seeker in careers in agriculture or a related field, I would highly encourage you to take a closer look at”

As the Western US Account Manager, Harling will bring insight to the team about the West Coast market, be responsible for business development and handle sales and client support for the 13 most western states.

Harling was raised on a hay and cattle ranch in Merrill, Oregon – a small farming and ranching community in southern Oregon. Recently she graduated from California State University in Fresno where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Business. She currently lives in Clovis, California and for the past two-and-a-half years has worked for the Center of Agricultural Business at California State University, Fresno. Ltd. is a leading marketing and information company that provides a wide range of innovative products and services to customers in the agriculture and food industry.