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[ 0 ] Apr. 18, 2011 | SBO Editor

Friday, April 29 — is the fourth annual Web Professionals’ Day. The holiday was created three years ago to honor the pros whose daily work is to keep the Internet’s websites up and running.

Did you know?

Since the 1950s, administrative professionals have been recognized with their own special week or holiday. (So why shouldn’t we honor our Web pros as well?)

Last year, Phil Gordon, the Mayor of Phoenix, Arizona, declared Web Professionals’ Day an official holiday in the City of Phoenix, citing, “Web professionals deserve to be rewarded for their vital contributions not only to businesses but also to the continual growth and development of the Internet at large.”

The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts Web-related careers will grow faster than average for all occupations over the next decade. (Go Daddy has more than one hundred open positions right now).

Web professionals are hardworking!  A study from the Bureau of Labor Statistics cited those in Web-related careers working an average of 38.8 hours per week, compared with 33.6 for all industries combined.  About 19 percent worked 50 or more hours a week.[1]

Past year celebrations have included office pizza parties and social media campaigns.

This year, Go Daddy is asking the public to do something to make their favorite Web professional feel special — take them out for lunch, treat them to coffee, thank them with a gift or card. Mark your calendars!

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