New York (PRESS RELEASE - FEBRUARY 12, 2011) - Urban Interns, a national marketplace that connects growing companies with people seeking part time jobs, internships and freelance positions reports strong start to 2011, with part-time, freelance and internship hiring up across virtually all sectors. In addition, data from Urban Interns indicates specific growth in Internet, Marketing/Public Relations and Retail-related jobs. The number and percentage of positions posted in these industries has increased exponentially since December 2010, with the greatest growth shown in marketing and public relations related jobs. Early February data indicates this trend is expected to continue throughout the month. In addition, demand has increased for positions focused on Business Development, Event Production, Social Media, Public Relations and Marketing. \u201cThe data indicates that as 2011 begins, small and mid-sized businesses are focused on growth,\u201d said Urban Interns Co-Founder Cari Sommer. \u201cEmployers are searching for candidates with specific skill-sets that will further those goals. Social Media and Public Relations/Marketing positions each grew by close to 100 percent since December 2010. \u201cEvery industry, from retail to event planning, can benefit from building a team that is skillful in social media, marketing or public relations,\u201d added Co-Founder Lauren Porat. \u201cThe fact that marketing and social media jobs are exploding further confirms that business owners are starting the year with an eye towards building brand awareness and increasing sales.\u201d About Urban Interns Urban Interns is a national marketplace that connects growing companies with people seeking part time jobs, internships and freelance positions. Urban Interns was named one of America\u2019s Most Promising Startups by BusinessWeek.com and has been featured in Tech Crunch, the Wall Street Journal, Crain\u2019s NY, Fox Business News, and Reuters.