January 2011 news roundup

job board news

  • Shares of Monster “far outperform…industry peers”: According to the Reuters news service, Monster’s stock has “far outperformed both its Internet and staffing industry peers.” Reuters credits Monster for curbing costs during the recession, enhancing its job search technology, and exploring other lucrative markets like China.
  • Dice Holdings Announces Stock Sale, Most By Current Holders: Dice Holdings Inc. (DHX) announced plans for a sale of at least 10 million shares, mostly by its two largest owners, as the stock has jumped two-thirds this year.
  • StartDate Labs secures $750,000: StartDate Labs, an incubator for new job search technology designed by the creator of AIRS, announced the completion of a $750,000 seed round investment from private investors and recruiting industry leaders.
  • Analyst: Time For a CareerBuilder IPO: Analysts at Evercore Partners believe that Gannett could be missing an opportunity to spin off CareerBuilder as a public company, as the job site has grown to become the largest online help wanted platform in the U.S. market.
  • TheLadders launches Passport: TheLadders, a job board that matches job seekers with $100K+ opportunities, has announced a new feature called TheLadders Passport. The service will enable recruiters and HR professionals to use TheLadders for free.
  • Bernard Hodes Group introduces Social Job Matcher: Bernard Hodes Group, a provider of integrated talent solutions, has launched Social Job Matcher, a careers website plug-in that allows candidates to log in via their social media profiles.

employment news

  • National hiring to increase in 2011: A new study, titled “Recruiting Trends 2010-2011,” shows that national hiring is expected to increase by 3 percent overall with an expected 10 percent growth in hiring of bachelor and Master of Business Administration degree holders.
  • Job postings up 40% year over year: Industry job postings were up 40 percent year-over-year and have ballooned an average of 5 percent per month in 2010, according to’s Industry Employment Trends.
  • U.S. IT Hiring Set to Rise in 2011: Six in 10 hiring managers and technology recruiters expect to do more hiring in the first half of 2011 than in the previous six months, according to the latest Dice report on IT hiring plans.
  • SMBs Apparently Poised to Begin Hiring Again: Nearly all of small and medium sized businesses (SMBs) plan to cease layoffs over in 2011, and in fact, more than two-fifths expect to increase their staff over the same period of time. These and additional findings are courtesy of a recently released report by staffing company AppleOne on hiring trends at SMBs.


This newsletter is produced by, an alliance of top job sites serving specific industries, professions or regions: AfterCollege,,  GetAllJobs,JobsInHRRecruiting Nevada, and TopUSAJobs.


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