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October 2010 news roundup

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  • RecruitingBlogs and Recruiter.com merge: Recruiter.com and RecruitingBlogs.com Inc. announced a definitive merger agreement to create a new USA based company, Recruiter.com, LLC, which will offer a platform to facilitate recruiter and HR social networking, knowledge sharing, and delivery of services.
  • Beyond.com Becomes Network Partner: Beyond.com has become the U.S. affiliate of The Network, a worldwide group of job boards that distributes employer ads globally. Beyond, itself a network of some 15,000 employment sites, replaces HotJobs.
  • Jibe launches its social job board: Jibe, a next-generation job board that leverages Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter to help job seekers find work has launched, with job listings from Conde Nast, MTV Networks, Amazon, Equinox, and Church & Dwight.
  • CollegeRecruiter partners with Trovit: Global classified ads search engine, Trovit.com, announced a new partnership with CollegeRecruiter.com that invites job seekers to browse CollegeRecuiter’s thousands of employment offers on Trovit’s  nationwide database of over three million listings.
  • Analyst is cautious for online recruiters: The recovery of the online recruiters this year likely won’t be as robust as expected. UBS Analyst John Janedis noted that the emergence of niche players in the sector will limit pricing power. He also noted that technology has driven down the cost of overall hiring.
  • Bullhorn Growth Continues In First Half Of 2010: Bullhorn, a global staffing and recruitment software vendor, increased its client base by 25% and number of active users by over 30% compared to the first half of 2009, with a corresponding increase in revenue. Key client acquisitions included Addison Search, Medix, ReThink and IPA.
  • Adecco slashes spending on paid job boards: The U.S. arm of staffing giant Adecco SA has slashed spending on paid job boards like Monster.com and CareerBuilder.com and instead drives applicants to its site from free job search engines and social media sites like LinkedIn, an executive said.

Employment news

  • Online Job Listings on the Upswing: Monster, which measures activity not just on its own site but other online employment websites, reported a 21-percent increase in the number of job postings in July, compared to one year ago. CareerBuilder, meanwhile, reported an 18-percent increase in job listings in June 2010 versus one year earlier, according to the company.
  • Employment outlook trends lower:  The Conference Board’s Employment Trends Index fell last month for the second time in the past four months. The index is 9.4 percent higher than a year ago, but it’s down about half a percentage point from July.

Technology news

  • Monster releases iPhone app: Monster.com has released an iPhone application to help candidates search and apply for jobs using the iPhone or iPod touch.
  • Taleo’s Talent Grid experiences strong growth: Taleo Corporation has announced tremendous growth across its Talent Grid, a set of cloud-based exchanges designed to connect Taleo Customers with each other, Taleo partners and candidates that use Taleo every day.

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