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The Knowland Group Hiring Blitz Takes Off

Knowland staff increases by nearly 40 percent to handle the high demand

McLean, VA, 1/19/11The Knowland Group, a leading provider of business development solutions for the hospitality industry, added 16 new employees to its team last week. The group was the largest training class to date and every employee graduated from the week-long new hire boot camp done by Knowland University.
The upswing in hiring is essential for Knowland as the demand for its products and services, including the recently-launched Professional Business Development (PBD), has rapidly increased. Since December 2010, more than 25 new hires have been added to the Knowland team. That same month, Knowland announced the opening of the 30,000 square-foot Event Booking Center (EBC) in Salisbury, MD with the capacity to seat 250, more than five times larger than the previous building.

“We’re proud to be taking on so many new employees throughout the company; it’s exciting to see how much Knowland has expanded in recent months,” Knowland CEO Michael K. McKean said. “This training class enables us to provide even better service to the more than 3,000 hotels we serve globally.”

Knowland continues the search to find valuable new members of the team. Exciting career opportunities at Knowland’s U.S. offices can be found here.

The KU graduates include telephone representatives, client care professionals, sales representatives, new product development members and communications team members who will be scattered throughout the Knowland offices in Salisbury, MD, McLean, VA, and Lewes, DE.
About The Knowland Group
The Knowland Group is a proven innovator, developing intuitive marketing products and services that streamline and support event and group sales in the hospitality industry. The company, headquartered in McLean, VA, serves over 3,000 hotel clients and 25,000 users globally. Knowland was ranked as the fifth fastest growing software company (public or private) in North America by Deloitte and the second fastest growing private company in the travel industry for both 2009 and 2010 by Inc. Magazine. For more information, visit, call 410-860-2270, or follow us on Twitter @knowlandgroup.

Kaitlin McCarthy, Communications Manager
The Knowland Group
(703) 286-0847


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