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BlueLight.com Plans Aggressive Hiring Campaign

Just launched in beta, e-tailer and free Internet access provider BlueLight.com said it is growing so rapidly it plans major hiring efforts in its San Francisco, Michigan and Ohio offices by the end of this year.

In a slightly less-than-subtle dig at the rash of recent e-commerce failures, Mark Goldstein, chief executive officer of BlueLight.com, said in a press release:

"The tumultuous economic conditions in the e-commerce market over the past few months have left successful brick-and-mortar companies like BlueLight in a unique position, with vast opportunities for hiring qualified employees. At BlueLight we hope to build our team by taking advantage of the current environment and the wealth of available (or soon to be available) employees with real-world e-tailing experience."

Currently at 110 employees, BlueLight said it is adding new positions almost daily. To house this growth, the BlueLight corporate offices are relocating at the end of July into newly created office space in San Francisco's Fisherman's Wharf area.

The company said it needs everything from senior Java programmers to public relations specialists.

BlueLight.com is an independent company formed to leverage assets of discount retailer Kmart Corp. The company was formed in 1999 by Kmart and Softbank Venture Capital with additional investments by Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia Inc.