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The Mohawk Group, Interior Design Magazine and IIDA Help Re:work Architecture and Design Community
(25/May/2009)

More Cities Added as Sponsors Respond to Positive Feedback, Continued Need for Free Career Workshops

Understanding the significant impact of today's economy on the architecture and design community, commercial carpet manufacturer, The Mohawk Group, in sponsorship with Interior Design magazine and the International Interior Design Association (IIDA), continues to fill an industry void with Re:work, a free seminar-style workshop series for displaced architects and designers.

"The response to Re:work has exceeded our expectations," said Al Kabus, president, The Mohawk Group. "We're pleased and humbled by our ability to offer needed resources and support through Re:work. It's a small gesture that seems to be going a long way in helping people get back on their feet."

The first three events were met with capacity registration and resounding enthusiasm. Responding to the overwhelming feedback, The Mohawk Group is extending Re:work beyond its next two scheduled cities, Dallas (May 27) and Chicago (June 25), to include additional locales*:

Seattle
Portland
Washington, D.C.
Phoenix

*Dates to be announced soon and posted to the Re:work  site.

“I've attended many job hunting, resume and interviewing skills seminars over the years and this Re:work offered so much more,” said Rita of Lake Forest, Ca. “This positive learning experience gave me insight into the current trends of the marketplace and how I can leverage them in my own job hunt – something I can put into practice immediately.”

Providing valuable opportunities to work with experts on resume writing, financial planning, interview skills, portfolios and career coaching, Re:work events offer constructive industry insight from architects and designers. The events are CEU-accredited (.4 CEU credits) by IDCEC.

To help reach smaller markets across the country, The Mohawk Group is also working to develop a Re:work webinar series. To date, more than 500 architects and designers have registered for the Re:work events.

Participants must register to attend and visitors to the Re:work Web site are encouraged to nominate a city as a future host of the series. You can also connect with The Mohawk Group and Re:work on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.