Subject: STC vs. NWU
From: MSTSACX -at- GSUVM1 -dot- BITNET
Date: Fri, 11 Mar 1994 17:23:20 EST

Andreas Ramos writes:

A big, if not the MAJOR difference for me, is that the job hotlines,
which both the STC and the NWU have, are very different. The NWU's
hotline is run by the NWU. They have their own staff person who looks for
contracts and staff postiions and then notifies NWU members of those
positions. If one succeeds in taking the contract, one pays (i think)
about 10-12% of the value of the contract directly to the hotline. The
money goes to finance the hotline itself (it pays the staffer's salary).

The STC, on the other hand, approaches this very differently. The hotline
is an advertising medium for recruiters; they then charge 25-30% of the
job contract from the writer.

The information about STC is incorrect. STC offers an employment
information service that provides INFORMATION about jobs to both members
and non-members. The information is provided without charge to
any party: the potential employer and employee.

This service is not an advertising vehicle for anyone; it is run by
volunteers who receive no compensation for their efforts. However,
the jobs on the hotline usually reflect the employment situation of the
particular job market. In many areas, those opportunities are primarily
for contracting and are offered by agencies.

Saul Carliner, Second Vice-President
Society for Technical Communication
mstsacx -at- gsuvm1 -dot- gsu -dot- edu 404/892-3945

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