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February 2011 news roundup

job board news

  • Hundreds of both geographical and vocational .jobs domains are live: The controversial and highly debated Universe.jobs project has launched, and now hundreds of both geographical and vocational .jobs domains are live, according to DomainIncite.com.
  • CareerBuilder quietly shuts down BrightFuse: CareerBuilder has shuttered BrightFuse, which was once a free talent community where people shared tips and ideas to advance their careers.
  • StartWire launches application for job seekers: With StartWire, jobseekers create a private social network to collaborate with their real friends (not their 5,000 Facebook contacts) for real help. They can post companies they are considering, have applied or are headed to for interviews, and friends can comment back with useful help (“Hey, my sister-in-law works there!”) and advice.
  • On a roll: Dice is expanding: Dice plans to move into a new 35,000-square-foot operations center in Urbandale by November. Two years ago, Dice outgrew its existing space on Northwest Urbandale Drive and began leasing additional space at Aurora Business Park.
  • Monster reports Q4 profit, tepid start to new year: Monster Worldwide Inc. posted a profit for the fourth quarter of 2010 but said that bad weather in December hampered profits and bookings, so the job board has gotten off to a slow start in 2011.
  • New recruitment texting app from Bullhorn: SMS for Bullhorn is an SMS messaging app that integrates with Bullhorn front office recruitment software. It allows recruiters to communicate via SMS with candidates and contacts.

employment news

  • Stronger Employment Trends Expected for the New Year, According to CareerBuilder’s 2011 Job Forecast: More employers plan to add full-time, permanent headcount in 2011 compared to 2010 with a continued emphasis on hiring in technology and revenue-producing fields.  The survey, which was conducted by Harris Interactive© from November 15 to December 2, 2010, included more than 2,400 hiring managers and human resource professionals across industries and company sizes.
  • Robert Half cites employment trends for 2011: Recent research conducted for the Robert Half Salary Guides reveals that some of the most highly sought roles are positions many people might not have heard of, such as ERP technical developer or senior business analyst.
  • Employment trends index increases in December: A measure of labor indicators increased again last month, according to a report released by the Conference Board. The uptrend offers hope for the U.S. labor markets after last week’s news that December hiring was below expectations.
  • IT compensation and hiring trends for 2011: CareerBuilder conducted its national annual IT hiring poll among more than 170 IT employers between November 15 and December 2, 2010. The results were that two in five (42 percent) of IT employers plan to increase the number of full-time, permanent employees this year (this is up from 32 percent who said the same last year).

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