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September 28, 2009

The saying, “Love what you do and you’ll never work another day in your life,” sounds like an obviously statement, yet being able to turn this into a reality is not always a given. Rick Alessandri, now senior vice president of ESPN and managing director of the X Games, has climbed the ladder at ESPN since joining the company in 1994, and he's enjoyed every day since. MORE >>

Kevin Corby from Vans is the winner of our drawing for entering Malakye's Employee Satisfaction Survey, and he'll receive $200 cold, hard cash courtesy of

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Sept. 28, 2009

Ocean Current |
Vernon, Calif. |
Product Developer (Apparel)

Fox | "2" Outside Sales Reps | SALARY + Commission!  The territories include:
Northeast Region (MD, Harrisburg PA Metro, E. VA)
Northeast Region (NY Metro and Long Island, Connecticut, Southern Mass.)

The Blue Sky Group | Southern California |
Sales/Merchandising Assistant

SUGOI | Vancouver, Canada |
Offshore Product Developer

SUGOI | Vancouver, Canada |
Fit Specialist / Spec Tech Designer

QBP | Bloomington, Calif. |
BMX Category Sales Manager

Warnaco | Los Angeles, Calif. |Product Manager (Goggle/Mask/Snorkel Category)

International Surfing Association (ISA) |San Diego, Calif. | Operations Coordinator

Sept. 25, 2009 | Henderson
, Nev. |
Merchandising Assistant

Giant Bicycles | Newbury Park, Calif. |
Global Marketing Communications Manager

Confidential Footwear Brand | Southern California | Customer Service Representative

Volcom | Costa Mesa, Calif. | Fleece Designer

Alstyle Apparel | Anaheim, Calif. |
Customer Service Representative

DC Shoes | Vista, Calif. | Film Intern (PAID)

Sept. 24, 2009

Merrell | Rockford, Mich. |
Vice President Product Development.

Adrenaline Garage | Winter Park, Colo. |
Associate Producer

True Love & False Idols | Rancho Dominguez, Calif. | Graphic Designer

Ocean Current | Vernon, Calif. |
Senior Apparel Designer

Confidential Company | Los Angeles, Calif. | International Sales Manager

Black Box Distribution | Carlsbad, Calif. |
Assistant Production Coordinator

E-Squared | Irvine, Calif. |
Retail Compliance Coordinator

Quiksilver | Huntington Beach, Calif. |
Ecommerce Photo Studio Sample Coordinator

Sept. 23, 2009

Lululemon | Vancouver, BC Canada |
Yoga Design Lead

The Brown Buffalo | Burlington, Vt. |
Industrial Designer

The Brown Buffalo | Burlington, Vt. |
Graphic Designer

Bioworld Merchandising | Irving, Texas |
Apparel Designer

Billabong | Irvine, Calif. |
Senior Graphic Designer

PrAna | Vista, Calif. | Marketing Assistant

TapouT | Grand Terrace, Calif. |
Marketing Assistant

Merrell | Rockford, Mich. |
Footwear Developer

Fifth Sun | Chico, Calif. |
Account Executive (MAJOR ACCOUNTS)

Alp-n-Rock | Encinitas, Calif. |
Financial Manager

MasterCraft | Santee, Calif. |
Embroidery Production Specialist

Loaded Boards | Los Angeles, Calif. |
Customer Service Representative

Sept. 22, 2009

Globe | Melbourne, Australia |
Footwear Developers

Oakley | Foothill Ranch, Calif. |
Product Development Manager (Eyewear)

Confidential Company | South Orange County, Calif. | Web Professional

Sole Tech | Lake Forest, Calif. |
"4" positions:
Retail Marketing Manager - 5+ yrs exp
Public Relations Intern
Marketing Intern
Web Intern

Merrell | Rockford, Mich. |
Consumer Marketing Manager

Quiksilver | Huntington Beach, Calif. |

Glas Apparel & Films | Carlsbad, Calif. |
Outside Sales Reps (Salary)

August Accessories | Oxnard, Calif. |
Customer Service / Data Entry Specialist

Vans Retail | Aiea, Hawaii | Store Manager

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Sales Representatives - Multiple Southern Territories
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Outside Sales Reps - Multiple Territories
Warrior International
Outside Sales Representatives - Multiple Territories
Independent Sales Reps - Multiple Territories

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