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MTV's New Docu-Series "MTV Hired" Takes Viewers Inside the Lives of Young People Vying for Their Dream Job
The series, airing weekdays, premieres Monday, May 17 at 6:30/5:30c.

[via press release from MTV]

MTV'S NEW DOCU-SERIES "MTV HIRED" Takes viewers Inside The Lives Of Young People Vying For Their Dream Job

Series Premieres on Monday, May 17 at 6:30pm ET/PT

New York, NY (May 11, 2010) - Deciding on a career choice has always been one of the biggest challenges for young people. But given one of the tightest job markets in history, the process of finding a job is more daunting than ever. MTV will give job seekers hope when it premieres the new docu-series "MTV Hired" on Monday, May 17 at 6:30pm ET/PT. "MTV Hired," airing weekdays, takes an inside look at the lives of young people attempting to secure the job of their dreams. Viewers will get a firsthand look at the ups and downs experienced by applicants during the interview process and the nail-biting wait before they get a call back from a potential employer.

The series features a wide range of professions, including personal training, shoe design, event coordinating and many more. In each episode, viewers will meet the employers looking to fill these positions, get to know the hungry job applicants, sit in on the interviews and get a front-row seat when one lucky person lands the job of their dreams. Who will stand out and who will crack under pressure? Find out on "MTV Hired."

Below are the companies featured in "MTV Hired:"

American Rebel PR is a full-service public relations, marketing, branding, and events firm. American Rebel's office and showroom are a regular stopping point for celebrities and stylists alike. Founded in 2005 by Chris Detert, the guerilla marketing guru behind Von Dutch's late success, American Rebel PR has become one of the most in-demand firms in Hollywood because of their distinctive approach to PR and marketing, and their pioneering expertise in the fashion and lifestyle arenas. With over 25 clients and counting, ARPR has proven it is a force to be reckoned with in the PR and marketing field, and is here for the long haul, placing its clients in major outlets, music videos, TV shows, and online.

Arkadium creates innovative game solutions for consumer brands, ad agencies, online gamers, and any company looking to expand their presence. No flash in the pan, they have been around since 2001 and are proud to have built the business from the ground up on their own profits - they are not beholden to VCs, and don't change their vision and products on a quarterly basis. Their games and gaming solutions reach millions of people across all demographics through the most popular online destinations. And when they're not making awesome games, they're usually playing them.

Blowfish is a young, junior brand of shoes and handbags for girls. Based in Santa Monica, California the brand was founded in Malibu in 2006 by shoe industry veterans Stephen Hoyt and Don Weiss. Together they bring forth decades of experience in business and design. Focused on fresh, unique styling, comfort and affordability, Blowfish is a rapidly growing brand with distribution in the US, Europe and Australia. The fish family recently grew with the new line "Guppy Love" targeted towards a price sensitive fashion customer. Blowfish and Guppy Love�t-shirts for feet. www.blowfishshoe.com

Bridal Reflections (www.BridalReflections.com) is New York's premiere bridal salon catering to worldwide clientele seeking the finest American and international designers. With three locations, on Long Island's North and South shores and on Manhattan's prominent Fifth Avenue, this 37-year-old family-owned and operated business is the salon of choice for the most discerning brides-to-be.

DavidBartonGym Astor Place is a 40,000 square-foot, four-story mega gym located in the heart of the East Village. Once home to a Barnes & Nobles, the space has been transformed by David Barton to be a total embodiment of the personality and history of its neighborhood, featuring state-of-the art fitness equipment, a rotation of live DJs spinning from inside a twelve-foot disco ball and the city's leading team of trainers, designed to help members "LookBetterNaked." DavidBartonGym also has locations in Miami, Chicago and Seattle.

Energy Muse is a conscious lifestyle brand, providing tools of empowerment, inspiration and hope for a diverse audience. Founded by Heather Askinosie and Timmi Jandro, Energy Muse seeks to educate and reconnect the world to the ancient wisdom and healing properties of crystals. Each piece of jewelry combines energy and intention which create a desired outcome. Energy Muse transcends what one might think of as jewelry and has instead become a lifestyle of wearable energies. www.energymuse.com

Gen Art is a national arts and entertainment company that showcases the best emerging talent in fashion, film, music and art. It produces over 100 events each year in the markets of New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco and Miami. The company was founded in 1994 by Ian and Stefan Gerard, and in addition to supporting new talent, provides consumers with access to these artistic worlds.

HelloBeautiful.com is the African American women's online lifestyle guide that hosts topics ranging from beauty, relationships, home, and personal style. On the site, visitors read blogs, create online profiles and participate in featured polls as a way to discuss issues that are important to them and build an online community.

King Baby Studio and owner/designer Mitchell Binder are the epitome of luxurious Rock & Roll style for men and women. Known for its high quality craftsmanship, the King Baby jewelry collection incorporates precious stones such as diamonds and rubies, with fine 18 karat gold and sterling silver. Unique high-end materials such as alligator and stingray leather make up cuffs and wallets. Mitchell's creations are bold and substantial, featuring edgy motifs such as skulls and daggers for the King Baby line, and slightly scaled down feminine motifs such as roses and crowned hearts for the Queen Baby's out there. Apparel embodies a classic, yet edgy style with an Americana twist. Designs include tees, rompers, leather jackets, scarves and more, which incorporate graphic designs from their popular accessories.

Malibu Family Wines is the premier wine maker situated in the beautiful Malibu Mountains. With over 60,000 vines sprawling over 65 acres, the vineyard produces 8 varieties of fruit that it produces into its well regarded Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Chardonnay. From its 30 years in the business, Malibu Family Wines is also well recognized as the backdrop in over 100 movies, commercials, and television shows filmed on site.

Models International, a premier boutique modeling agency based in New York and Los Angeles. William Scott Whitfield, managing partner of the Los Angeles office and Catherine Fellows of the New York office. The agency represents over 250 models for fashion, commercial, hosting, and endorsement endeavors. The agency's client list includes Vogue, Teen Vogue, Teen Magazine, Allure, Maxim, Cosmopolitan, Modern Salon Magazine, Women's Wear Daily, Rolls Royce, Abercrombie + Fitch, Ralph Lauren, Ed Hardy, Bebe, Rock & Republic, Pottery Barn, Macy's, Fox Racing, Sketchers, Wella, BCBG, Tilly's, Urban Decay, MTV, HBO and many others.

Organic Avenue is dedicated to improving the lives of raw food enthusiasts and those devoted to a healthy lifestyle. Based exclusively in New York, the company's mission is to provide LOVE* (Live, Organic, Vegan, Experience) through detox cleanses, organic workshops, raw food staple products, superfoods, whole food supplements, fresh organic live produce prepared into gourmet raw meals and with beauty and other home necessities. Organic Avenue educates people on how to transition and maintain a healthy lifestyle that is pleasurable and sustainable, while also friendly to people, animals and the environment.

Premier Sports & Entertainment is a leading full-service sports and entertainment management and marketing firm with over 25 years of experience. As one of the industry's most experienced and respected firms, having just ranked among the Top 10 agencies with clients drafted in the 2010 NFL Draft, Premier Sports & Entertainment has not only negotiated numerous landmark contracts, but they also pride themselves on the longstanding relationships they have established with their clients and their family members that extend beyond their playing careers.

Priv� Salon Los Angeles, established by renowned celebrity stylist, Laurent Dufourg, is the go-to beauty sanctuary for clientele from around the world looking for the most talented salon personnel in the business. Located in the heart of famed Beverly Boulevard, Priv� is a full-service salon offering ultra premium hair treatments, manicures, pedicures, make-up application & lessons, lip & brow waxing, and lash & brow tinting by an exceeding pedigreed and talented staff. The chic salon is a beauty oasis combining a Zen-like, peaceful setting with luxurious and exclusive amenities making it one of the top salons in the country.

Reveille is a leading independent studio focused on exploiting worldwide intellectual property rights in scripted and unscripted television and digital entertainment, and a world leader in creating integrated marketing opportunities for advertisers. Reveille is known for popular and award-winning hit series including The Biggest Loser, The Office, The Buried Life, Ugly Betty, The Tudors, Tabatha's Salon Takeover, Shear Genius, and Parental Control. Reveille has developed many original online series for brands including the series Fit To Boom for Subway and It's Everybody's Business With Jack and Suzy Welch for Microsoft. Upcoming television series include Masterchef, Gigantic, Losing It With Jillian and Breakthrough with Tony Robbins. Through its distribution arm, Shine International, Reveille distributes its extensive library of programming to more than 150 countries. Reveille is part of the Shine Group, one of the world's foremost multinational entertainment and drama companies.

SHEfinds Media publishes blogs and buying guides that help busy women shop online - SHEfinds.com, founded in 2004, recommends the best fashion and beauty products to buy on the web. SHEfinds editors follow the trends, preview the lines, and go shopping themselves to find the very best clothes and cosmetics, then help readers figure out how to wear them.

Steve Madden designs, sources, markets, and sells fashion-forward footwear and accessories for women, men and children. The shoes and accessories are sold through 85 company-owned stores (including the Company's online store) as well as department stores, and apparel, footwear, and accessories specialty stores. Steve Madden licenses certain of its brands to third parties for the marketing and sale of certain products, including for ready-to-wear, outerwear, cold weather accessories, eyewear, hosiery, and bedding and bath products. The Company is the licensee of various brands including Olsenboye for footwear, handbags and belts, Elizabeth and James and l.e.i. for footwear, and Betsey Johnson and Daisy Fuentes for handbags. The Company recently acquired Big Buddha and will design and sell handbags and footwear under the Big Buddha brand name.

theBalm Cosmetics is a line of quality makeup made only with the best ingredients guaranteed to give you a beautiful, natural look. It all began with their first product, Plump Your Pucker, and evolved into a full makeup line including products for face, cheeks, eyes and lips. The sassy names they give their products reflects the personality of theBalm� a mix of sexy and serious, smart and funny, romantic and rebellious. Based in San Francisco, theBalm is an international brand that is sold around the globe.

VaynerMedia is a boutique consulting company that provides guidance on techniques and strategies to help businesses leverage social media tools to build brand equity. As social media and the Internet as a whole offer a constantly evolving landscape, they pride themselves on maintaining a constant finger on the pulse of the industry.

Warren-Tricomi Los Angeles has become a haven for Hollywood elite and beauty industry insiders. The salon's highly skilled team is made up of some of LA's most admired beauty experts who are on the cutting edge of style whether it is behind the scenes at photo shoots or backstage at fashion shows. Salon services include hair cutting, styling, color, makeup-application, eyebrow shaping, tinting, and a full range of innovative hair services such extensions and relaxing.

Jessica Chesler, Sam Simmons, Noah Scheinmann, Matt Westmore, Marshall Eisen and Dave Sirulnick will all serve as executive producers. Jonathan Mussman is executive in charge of production for MTV.

About MTV:

MTV is the dynamic, vibrant experiment at the intersection of music, creativity and youth culture. For over 28 years, MTV has evolved, challenged the norm, and detonated boundaries -- giving each new generation a creative outlet and voice that entertains, informs and unites on every platform and screen. On-air, MTV is the number one rated full-day ad-supported cable network for P12-24 and P12-34. Online, MTV.com averaged 24.5 million monthly unique visitors during the first quarter of 2010 -- up +8% from Q4/2009 and up +13% year-over-year. Average video streams for the first quarter of 2010 increased +8% from the Q4/2009 and is up +6% over the same time period last year. And MTV's successful sibling networks MTV2 and mtvU each deliver unprecedented customized content, super-serving young males, music fans, and college students like no one else. MTV is part of MTV Networks, a unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), one of the world's leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms.





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