Simply Hired Celebrates Four Years of Connecting Job Seekers with their Dream Jobs
Largest Job Search Engine Experiences Unprecedented Growth
Mountain View, Calif. – March 18, 2009 – Four years ago, Simply Hired, the largest job search engine and recruitment advertising network, launched as a small website that aggregated job postings from job boards, company pages, online classifieds and other data sources. Today, Simply Hired celebrates its consistent growth as one of the top 75 websites in the United States, boasting a reach of 12 million unique visitors per month to SimplyHired.com and a network of more than 5,000 partner sites.
According to the latest ADP National Employment Report, private sector employment decreased by 697,000 last month alone. Focusing on the needs of recession-era job candidates, SimplyHired.com continues to provide job seekers with access to job listings tailored to their personal experience, skills and interests. With dedicated websites in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia and India, Simply Hired’s ever-expanding employment database now includes more than 100 million archived jobs. Featuring the most extensive lifestyle filters available, SimplyHired.com also offers 30,000 local job portals – one for each city in the United States – which outline the history of the city, provide an overview of the city’s economy, and describe top companies, top careers, salary information and job trends.
Bringing Relevant Jobs to Active and Passive Job Seekers
Simply Hired has built one of the most extensive Internet networks for job seekers that include social networks, media outlets, niche sites and blogs. The site taps into social networking organizations such as LinkedIn, MySpace, Facebook and Plaxo to more deeply connect job seekers with potential employers. Partnerships with media powerhouses including BusinessWeek, US News & World Report, Workforce Management, CNN Money and The Washington Post enable passive job seekers to review relevant job postings alongside the news articles they care about most.
“There is a major talent shortage worldwide and Simply Hired understands how critical it is to capture top performers where they are spending most of their time online—social networks, blogs and other websites," said Gautam Godhwani, co-founder and CEO, Simply Hired. “Our diligence in building a solid partner network has created new channels for reaching both active and passive job seekers. Leveraging the strength of our network, Simply Hired is thrilled to bring the most relevant jobs to job seekers in the most intuitive way possible."
Job seekers have responded well to Simply Hired’s unique model: The company has experienced more than 300 percent growth since last year--and is one of the top five job search destinations in the U.S. With plans to extend its reach internationally in 2009, Simply Hired is looking forward to fulfilling its mission to continue to build the best job search experience on the Web.
In 2008, Simply Hired was selected as “Best Employment Website" by the Webby Awards and was named to the Red Herring 100, ComScore’s Top 5 Career and Development Websites, and Business Week’s “Best of the Web." Simply Hired was recognized in January 2009 by Nielson Online as a “Top 10 Career Development Destination," with a 209 percent growth rate since last year. To date, the company has secured $17.7 million in three rounds of funding; key investors include Foundation Capital, Fox Interactive and Garage Ventures.
About Simply Hired
With more than 5 million job listings worldwide and over 5,000 job search partners, Simply Hired (www.SimplyHired.com) is the largest job search engine and recruitment advertising network. The company has exclusive partnerships with MySpace and LinkedIn as well as the largest set of professional applications on Facebook. The company has international sites in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia and India. Simply Hired has been lauded as one of the "50 Coolest Websites" by Time Magazine and declared "Best of the Web" by Business Week. Simply Hired has raised $17.7M in funding from News Corporation's Fox Interactive Media, Foundation Capital, Garage Technology Ventures and individual investors. The company is privately held and is based in Mountain View, California.