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January 2010 roundup

job board news

  • Betting on the (job) boards: In the online recruiting game, many believe niche boards, job aggregators and social networking will soon reign supreme. Others, however, aren’t so sure, contending that the big job sites are taking the necessary steps to prevail.
  • DOL’s tools for America’s job seekers challenge: The U.S. Department of Labor today announced the kickoff of the first phase of the “Tools for America’s Job Seekers Challenge.” Providers of online job search engines, job boards and career exploration sites can learn more and submit their products.
  • 5 recruiting trends for 2010: Social media, relationship building, mobile recruiting, ATS, and job boards are key trends.
  • Attn: online job boards? Subject: RealMatch breathing down your neck. Realmatch is an Israeli founded startup climbing up the job classified food chain. In only three years, it has managed to form a 1200-strong partner network that is reaching 37 million job seekers per month with 60,000 positions available at any given time.
  • CareerBuilder CEO discusses Monster, social media, job board future: Matt Ferguson doesn’t see pay for performance replacing the pay to post model for job boards anytime soon, if ever. Nor have the job aggregators had much of an impact on the business.
  • Yahoo open to sell HotJobs for right price: Yahoo Inc CEO Carol Bartz put a ‘for sale’ sign on HotJobs, saying Yahoo was open to selling the non-core unit for the right price even though an improving economy could help its prospects.Rates for Yahoo’s premium online display ads were continuing to pick up after being pressured during the economic recession and the ad spending slump.

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