A new report says Craigslist will bring in $65.3 million from job postings this year, an amount rivaled only by the $36.3 million take from its adult ad istings.
More info. And a public comment period. That’s what the .jobs council appointed by SHRM decided it needed during a conference call today. The group that’s to recommend whether to allow a .jobs address to be issued in most any name, said it needs more information on how Internet addresses are managed, as well as how the .jobs names themselves are issued
A SHRM advisory group is being asked to approve changes allowing non-company names to be awarded a .jobs Internet address. The approval is a crucial step in opening the door for the .jobs extension to be used with occupational, geographic, and other names, which a private organization wants to use to launch tens of thousands of new job boards. There’s no announced meeting date for the advisory group — officially known as a Policy Development Process Council — but a public comment period closes Friday, April 9.
Monster’s stock closed slightly up today, despite being downgraded by Goldman Sachs. The company’s shares gained 2 cents a share to close at $16.53. It closed Monday at $16.51.
Jobster, the company most famous for burning through almost $55 million in venture capital while it searched for a business model, has been sold to Zapoint. An excited Chris Twyman, Zapoint’s founder and CEO, told me the acquisition fills a void in his company’s portfolio
Imagine 70 or so of the largest job boards in the U.S. volunteering to disclose their site demographics and user details and have all the data made available to the public? For free
Monster is buying HotJobs. The news of the $225 million acquisition from Yahoo! was announced just moments ago in New York
US.Jobs site with social elements displayed In a blog post about yesterday’s DirectEmployers meeting, publishing industry analyst and consultant Peter Zollman called it “a valuable information session.” Recruitment consultant Gerry Crispin, who attended this morning’s second session, described it as a useful meeting that left him “very satisfied that the intent (of the creation of the dot-jobs domain) I have consistently written about … is reflected in what DirectEmployers is doing.” The meetings they and a few others — perhaps a dozen in all — attended in Indianapolis were called by the DirectEmployers Association to answer questions and explain the non-profit recruiting consortium’s plans to build-out tens of thousands of recruitment sites all with an Internet address ending in .jobs. Zollman reports in his blog post that next week 25,000 of the sites will go live. The “number will increase exponentially on an ongoing basis,” writes Zollman, until every community in the U.S. over 5,000 population has a job site for itself.