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Best Benefit Ever: New Jobs in the Sports Industry

By / Mar 8, 2016 (Wilfred Iven/StockSnap)

Finding and obtaining a job is grueling work, so the Sports Lawyers Association wants to make sure its members have a head start on the competition.

What is it? The Sports Lawyers Association sits at the center of a massive industry. From the minors to the majors, there are countless qualified individuals working for teams, leagues, and associations, along with the many others who are looking to enter the industry. With this in mind, SLA is giving its members free access to TeamWork Online, a global employment network for those in the sports and events industry. With more than 800 teams and sporting events participating in the network, SLA members will have their pick of opportunities. Or opportunities will come to them, once they create their own profile on the site. Along with the job listings and profiles, members can subscribe to weekly emails detailing new openings, connect with other industry leaders on Teamwork Online, and receive a discount on an upgrade to Teamwork Online’s MVP membership tier.

Why it works: Associations are no strangers to job boards, with many offering their own listings and networking events to help members take the next step in their career or to find the talent they need to continue their successes. SLA, too, has a job bank for members, but the new partnership with TeamWork Online significantly expands the pool of employment possibilities. And, as one could expect, the network is always keeping score. At the time of publication, TeamWork Online claims to have spurred 98,419 hirings by client teams and organizations.

Other benefits: A lawyer’s most important muscle is the brain, and many of SLA’s other benefits are focused on making the most of that mental brawn. SLA members get a free subscription to SportsBusiness Daily, a leading trade publication; a discount on SportsBusiness Journal; and, most important, the opportunity to participate in three days of education, discussion, and networking during the SLA Sports Lawyers Conference.

Morgan Little

Morgan Little is a contributor to Associations Now. More »

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