FedEx Office today announced that it will host "FedEx Office Free Resume Printing Day" today, March 10, 2009, offering to print up to 25 copies of each customer’s resume for free in "an effort to help job seekers across the nation."
The one-day event will be at any of the 1,600+ FedEx Office Print and Ship Centers in the United States during regular business hours.
The offer is good for 25 black-and-white resume copies per customer and is only valid for orders placed and picked up in-store. Customers may place orders by submitting their resume in printed format or as a digital file, and the copies will be printed single-sided on resume-quality paper, FedEx says.
"We understand that the economy has affected many people in a very profound way, and we want to help," said Brian Philips, president and CEO of FedEx Office. "Printing resumes is one small way we can use our resources to help those who need it."
(No luck for current FedEx employees whose benefits were cut, however.)
The nation's unemployment rate rose to 7.6 percent and the number of unemployed persons increased to 11.6 million in January 2009, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics of the U.S. Department of Labor.
To find the nearest FedEx Office Print and Ship Center, visit the company's site or call 1-800-Go-FedEx (1-800-463-3339).