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Great jobs in Northeast Ohio? Absolutely—Just Watch!
May 13, 2011 (02:05 PM EDT)


New web TV series delivers the dirt on careers in NEO

CLEVELAND, May 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- What do you get when you combine the popular style of TV's hit show "The Office", a budding Katie Couric and a Drew Carey wanna-be?  You get the Web TV show, Flannel I.T. {Information Technology jobs you'll feel good in} sponsored by OEConnection.  This is the first career show to launch on The Flannel Channel delivering laughs, awkward moments and solid information about jobs and careers right here in Northeast Ohio.

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The Flannel Channel (get it? flannel, the ultimate feel-good fabric) is located on the newly launched UNCOMN.TV Network – the source for news and entertainment about college, career and community. This site is where fun and substance go to tango. Flannel I.T. is the first of many industry-cluster shows on Northeast Ohio career opportunities.

The Flannel I.T. show is proudly sponsored by the forward-thinking Northeast Ohio Company, OEConnection, an online technology solutions company providing information and systems to assist automotive parts and service departments across the country. (www.oeconnection.com)

"There is a great need for I.T. talent in Northeast Ohio. We need to get the word out that there are employers looking for qualified I.T. professionals. There are jobs for those who are trained and internships for those looking to get trained," informed Chuck Rotuno, President & CEO of OEConnection.

This is the first career show to launch on The Flannel Channel and stars, Hilary – "the excited interview host", Flannel Man - "master of the game show answers" ...and lots of great information about I.T. career development in Northeast Ohio.  

"Our shows take aim at the brain-gain 18-35 year old – college students through young professionals," noted Barbara Oney, President of UNCOMN.TV Network. "We know the only way to hit this target is for 'The Flannel Channel' to make  the idea of career development something that you should feel good about – and maybe even have fun with."

Located at www.uncomn.tv, the Flannel I.T. {jobs you'll feel good in} show includes 8-episodes released over 8 weeks. Each episode averages 7-10 minutes.  Of course the beauty of Web TV is the show will then be available on-demand via some new-fangled thing called the internet.

Flannel I.T. {jobs you'll feel good in} showcases a sampling of Northeast Ohio companies that employ information technology professionals, regional educational institutions that train them and organizations that help in getting jobs. Twenty-seven Northeast Ohio Companies, Universities and Organizations are featured in the series including:

Cleveland: TOA Technology (awarded Weatherhead 100's fastest growing company in NEO), OneCommunity, Rosetta, DXY Solutions, Thunder::tech, PerceptIS, Quicken Loans Arena, DimpleDough, Cleveland Professional 20/30 Club, NOCHE (Northeast Ohio Council on Higher Education)

Akron: OEConnection, Time Warner Cable, InfoCision

Youngstown: Via680, Turning Technologies, Visual Impact Imaging, Steel Valley Computers, DRS Cloud Computing

Colleges and Universities: University of Akron, Cleveland State University, Case Western Reserve University, ITT Tech, Baldwin Wallace College, Kent State University, Youngstown State, Hiram College, Cuyahoga Community College

"Flannel I.T. takes the boring out of career development," says series producer Luke Frazier.  "We even give away prizes each week. What could be better?"

About UNCOMN.TV Network LLC

UNCOMN.TV NETWORK is the online news and entertainment source for college, career and community. The award-winning Got*City GAME! Cleveland was the first network show, attracting viewers from over 1,065 cities in 66 countries globally. The company has been awarded "Champion" status by the Civic Innovation Lab;  "Hero to the Region" by ERC (Employers Resource Council) for talent attraction and retention and most recently the coveted Third-Frontier funded GLIDE Innovation Fund Grant for early-stage Northeast Ohio companies.

About OEConnection LLC

OEConnection is the leading Online Parts & Service Exchange (OPSX) in the automotive industry and beyond, serving over 20,000 dealership and repair customers. Customers use OEConnection products over 5 million times each month to market, manage and move original equipment parts, facilitating an estimated $12 billion in annual replacement parts trade. The company is headquartered in the greater Cleveland area at 4205 Highlander Parkway, Richfield, Ohio, 44286. Additional information is available at www.oeconnection.com or by emailing Marilyn Thaxton at Marilyn.Thaxton@OEConnection.com.

SOURCE OEConnection LLC