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June 2011 News Roundup

job board news

  • .Jobs Manager Seeks Arbitration by International Court: In an admission that negotiations have failed, the manager of the .jobs addresses has filed to arbitrate its dispute with the Internet’s addressing authority over its awarding of .jobs domains.
  • Adicio launches six Spanish language job boards: Interactive classified advertising software solutions provider Adicio has launched six new Spanish language job boards for Hispanic news and information provider impreMedia.
  • CareerBuilder acquires JobsCentral Group: CareerBuilder is further expanding its global reach through an acquisition of Singapore-based JobsCentral Group, an online recruitment portal.
  • Dice Holdings, Inc. Announces Public Offering of Common Stock:  Dice Holdings, Inc. announced a public offering of 8,000,000 shares of common stock by certain stockholders, including affiliates of General Atlantic LLC and Quadrangle Group LLC. The Company will not receive any of the proceeds from the offering of shares by the selling stockholders. Credit Suisse is acting as the sole underwriter for the offering.
  • Jobvite secures $15 million in funding:  Jobvite, a social recruiting solution, has secured $15 million in funding led by New investor Trident Capital and joined by previous investors CMEA Capital and ATA Ventures. The company said it will use the money to fuel rapid growth, as its customer base has grown 600 percent since inception.
  • AbsolutelyHealthcare.com announces shutdown, followed by intent to sell:AbsolutelyHealthcare.com, a niche healthcare and medical job board, announced yesterday via a posting on LinkedIn’s eQuest community board that it will be closing down.
  • DFJ Leads $6 Million Round For Social Job Board Jibe: TechCrunch 50 company Jibe (formerly LocalBacon), has raised $6 million in Series A funding led by Draper Fisher Jurvetson and DFJ Gotham with existing investors, Polaris Venture Partners, Zelkova Ventures, Lerer Ventures, Thrive Capital and Stanford University Endowment participating in the round. This brings the company’s total funding to $7 million.
  • RealMatch now integrating LinkedIn with advertising platform: The provider of recruitment advertising platforms to media companies said the integration involves combining the LinkedIn user database with The Job Network, the sum total of the job sites operated by RealMatch.
  • Slew of Web startups vies for job recruiting pie: A slew of San Francisco startups is looking to disrupt the job recruitment industry yet again. One website, Gild, uses a gaming approach to match employee and employer. Another startup, BranchOut, adds a career networking layer to Facebook. Meanwhile, Top Prospect allows outsiders to earn cash by participating in corporate referral programs.

employment news

  • Indeed: Job postings reach 2011 high: Ten out of the 13 industries Indeed tracks saw record growth, including accounting, up 7 percent, and healthcare, up 21% from the last quarter.
  • Employment Trends Index Declines: The Conference Board Employment Trends Index™ (ETI) declined 0.6 percent in April to 100.5, down from March’s revised figure of 101.1. This is the largest monthly decline since April 2009. The April figure is up 6 percent from a year ago.
  • Index Shows Third-Party Recruiting Upswing: The third-party recruiting industry rebounded sharply from the recession during the first quarter of 2011, according to BountyJobs, a company that connects recruiters with headhunters.

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