August 2010 roundup

job board news

  • ICANN approves .jobs expansion plan: the ICANN Board of Directors yesterday approved Employ Media’s request for a Phased Allocation Program of domain names consisting of Industry, Occupation, Geographic, and Dictionary terms.
  • TheLadders launches FitFinder: The new service enables employers and recruiters to submit job opportunities to Talent Specialists who will research, match and deliver the most appropriate professional-level candidates on TheLadders that meet their specific requirements.
  • partners with The hourly jobs portal¬†is now linked to, providing job listings to the US classifieds search engine.
  • Revenue Up in Q2: Mid-single digit revenue growth at was reported by its parent company, Gannett, for Q2 2010.
  • Hundreds of Comments Flood in as .Jobs Comments Close: In the week since opponents of the plan launched a campaign against it, more than 200 comments were posted to the public forum run by the group that will decide the matter.
  • Network Launch is Dice Transition to Relationship Building: The IT specialty site officially opens its Dice Talent Network, while its parent company, Dice Holdings, reports its second quarter financial performance. Analysts, reported by Yahoo Finance, expect the job board company to report earnings per share in the range of 5 to 7 cents a share, with the consensus at a nickle.
  • BranchOut Brings Jobs to Facebook: Using BranchOut, job seekers can find out where their Facebook friends are currently employed as well as any previous work history.

Employment news

  • Job Numbers Stable in US: June was a stable month in terms of online job numbers according to a variety of U.S. indices.
  • Private employers added 83,000 jobs in June:unemployment rate fell to 9.5 percent, the lowest level in almost a year.The bad news: Overall, propelled by a wave of U.S. Census worker layoffs, about 125,000 were lost, the most since last October.
  • Survey: Unemployment spurring entrepreneurship:¬† A survey put out by found out that 26 percent of workers who have been unemployed for six months or longer are considering starting their own business. The survey was conducted by market research firm Harris Interactive and polled about 4,500 people nationally, both employed and unemployed.


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