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Computer Careers International Announces 4th Anniversary of Innovative IT Networking Events

Customers including Carnival Cruises and Office Depot Reap Benefits of Best Job Candidates

Miami, Florida ��?May 19, 2005 — Computer Careers International announced today that May 24th the IT recruiting event at the Wishing Well in Boca Raton marks the fourth anniversary of this innovative concept in IT recruiting.

“In our efforts to find the best candidates for the best jobs, it became obvious to us that networking played a key role,��?said Alex Funkhouser, CEO of Computer Careers. We decided to hold regular networking events to make it easy for candidates to approach employers and vice versa in an informal, upbeat setting. The events have been a huge success and provide us with a pipeline of great candidates.��?/p>

Computer Careers is a preferred vendor for Carnival Cruise Lines (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK) assisting with sourcing highly specialized skills for its projects and applications. The Information Systems department continues to evolve along with the growth and success of the company and is one of the largest employers of information technology talent in South Florida remaining a sought after place to work for local as well as global talent.

“Carnival Cruise Lines recognizes that top notch associates are its biggest asset in maintaining a competitive advantage,��?said Andrew Tabone, Manager, Information Systems, Recruitment and Career Development for Carnival Cruise Lines. “Our priority is to recruit the best talent available in the South Florida market; we work with Computer Careers because of their successful networking abilities in the region. This has enabled them to provide us with a great pipeline of talent on short notice.��?/p>

Office Depot, (NYSE: ODP) the leading office supply company has very challenging IT requirements to manage both its corporate functions and multiple stores worldwide.

“Computer Careers International serves Office Depot as a Preferred Vendor for Technology Professional Services. The firm has successfully provided my Business Intelligence team with a highly qualified and difficult to find I.T. consultant,��?said Alan Lougher, Team Lead, Business Intelligence, Office Depot.

“I first encountered Computer Careers when I attended one of their networking functions at Murphy’s Law pub in Fort Lauderdale. It turned out to be an incredible way to meet peers and prospective employers,” said Santiago Alvarez Vargas. “As a result of this, I landed my current position as a biotechnology expert specializing in software and LIMS applications development with CyGene Laboratories in Fort Lauderdale.”

Computer Careers continues to find new ways to serve the South Florida IT community and continues to grow at a rapid pace since the company was founded in 1996.

About Computer Careers International

Founded in 1996 and based in North Miami Beach, Computer Careers International, Inc. is Florida’s premier staffing and consulting source for technical talent in Florida. The company provides recruiting assistance to candidates and companies in all technology areas of expertise including Microsoft .NET, Visual Basic, Java, Oracle, SQLServer, and Linux Internet application developers, engineers and database administrators.

In addition to offering traditional recruiting services Computer Careers has become the hub for IT networking in Florida through its creation, leadership and support of multiple technology users groups and networking groups including the .NET Miami Users Group, the South Florida Association of Internet Professionals. The company has also provides on-going support to the South Florida Java Users Group, the .NET Gold Coast Users Group, Linux Users Group, and the Oracle Users Group. For more information, contact Richard Silverstein at (305) 944 3294 or

Carnival Cruise Lines, a unit of Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE: CCL; LSE) CUK is the largest and most popular cruise line in the world, with 20 “Fun Ships��?operating voyages ranging from three to 16 days in length to the Bahamas, Caribbean, Mexican Riviera, Alaska, Hawaii, Canada, New England and Europe. The line currently has two 110,000-ton SuperLiners ��?Carnival Liberty and Carnival Freedom ��?with a collective estimated value of $1 billion scheduled to enter serviced between now and February 2007. For additional information and reservations on Carnival’s “fun ship��?cruises, contact any travel agent, call 1-800-CARNIVAL or visit

About Office Depot

With sales of 12.4 billion USD, no one sells more office products to more customers in more countries than Office Depot. The Company operates under the Office Depot®, Viking Office Products®, Viking Direct®, Viking Direkt®, Guilbert® and® brand names and employs nearly 50.000 people worldwide.