(FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE)
TRANSMOSIS ANNOUNCES OFFICIAL LAUNCH
Founded by Technology Entrepreneurs dedicated to Applied Research on how Technology can positively impact the American Workforce
SAN FRANCISCO, CA – June 1, 2014 – Transmosis officially launched today, an organization founded by Silicon Valley Technology Entrepreneurs dedicated to the research and application of technology to improve and strengthen the American workforce. Transmosis has received a grant from Silicon Valley NOVA Workforce Board through funds from the Federal Workforce Investment Act (WIA), to engage in applied research of how technology is impacting the American workforce. Transmosis provides technology training, internship, and placement services to public workforce systems, U.S. based employers, State and Federal governments, public private coalitions, and non-profits seeking to create new pathways to employment in New Economy industries.
Transmosis was founded by Chase Norlin, CEO of Emerge Digital Group (EDG), recently named the fastest growing company in Silicon Valley and the 8th fastest growing company in America by revenue growth (Inc. Magazine). Transmosis was inspired by a unique hiring model that EDG utilized to support its growth, by hiring the unemployed, underemployed, and interns who represented the hungriest and scrappiest talent that were available. The result was a highly motivated workforce that propelled the company to a growth rate of over 17,000%*. Norlin then started Transmosis to work with State and Federal Government on solutions to re-employ Americans by exploring how technology could positively impact this problem.
“The goal of Transmosis is twofold: 1) to research how technology and globalization have impacted the American workforce, and 2) how we can apply entrepreneurial models to improve the opportunities for the under represented to re-enter our workforce,” Norlin said. “It’s encouraging to have the early support of our State and Federal Government in the pursuit of reinvigorating job growth in America.”
Transmosis has assembled an interdisciplinary group of leaders from Technology, Government, and Labor Policy to guide the research and deployment of technology solutions that can benefit the nation’s unemployed. These initial advisors include:
- Michael Bernick, former Director of the California Employment Development Department and Fellow at The Milken Institute.
- Larry Irving, President and CEO of the Irving Group, previously VP for Global Government Affairs for the Hewlett-Packard Company, Asst. Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information and Administrator of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), where he was a principal advisor to the President, Vice President and Secretary of Commerce on domestic and international telecommunications and information technology issues.
- Michael Kelly, Executive Director, The Los Angeles Coalition for the Economy & Jobs.
- Mike Montgomery, Executive Diretor, CALInnovates and former National Finance Director for Gavin Newsom’s successful Mayoral run.
Transmosis is an organization founded by Silicon Valley Technology Entrepreneurs dedicated to the research and application of technology to improve and strengthen the American workforce. Transmosis operates a nationally recognized Workforce Accelerator focused on creating, building, and growing technology ventures and training regional populations into careers in the broader technology industry.
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