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PHOTO RECAP: The Shmooz at Agenda; Packed House and Happy First-Timers

January 7, 2015

With almost 600 job seekers in attendance, the Shmooz at Agenda Long Beach was once again a success!  Within 24 hours, Gear Coop reported lining up in-person follow up interviews with people met during the Shmooz.  First time exhibitor, the Billabong Group was on hand for its brands Billabong, RVCA, Xcel, Sector 9, and Element.  Kelly Chadwick, HR Generalist at Billabong summed up Billabong's first year at the Shmooz, "The experience was extremely fun, and allowed us to meet a lot of great people that would be a perfect fit in our culture."

Andrew McIntyre, HR Generalist at Gear Coop, and another Shmooz first-timer broke down their experience at the Shmooz, "Shmooz was a huge success!  It's a great opportunity to meet with scores of qualified perspective employees from our industry.  As a rapidly growing specialty retailer, it's rare for us to get the chance to meet with new grads, experienced professionals, and industry contractors all in the same place.  We will definitely be attending again!"

Chad Mihalick of chimed in to say, “We were able to help people from inside and out of the industry on the spot with search strategy and advice.  Seeing it make a difference that fast really cements our purpose in the room.  We’ll keep working to create new features for the event to make a whole experience.”

Companies on hand included Oakley, Fox, Volcom, Quiksilver, Vans, PacSun, Billabong, Gear Coop, Diane's Swimwear, Lee & London, Asics, One Distribution, Bag Jump, Madrid Skateboards, and

Here are a few photo highlights:




Vans | Reef | Eagle Creek




Gear Coop