In this economy, people are looking for jobs however and wherever they can. But in some industries, like the high-tech field, online placement sites like Monster or CareerBuilder are too general and traditional recruiters can't keep up with demand. CNET's Kara Tsuboi reports on a new Web site that's already connecting people in an innovative way.
Software giant's partnership to have CareerBuilder.com as its exclusive search engine for MSN jobs is extended to 2013.
Microsoft's portal replaces Monster with CareerBuilder.com as its exclusive job-listings provider, a day after AOL did the same.
Newspaper publisher Knight Ridder has appointed Hilary Schneider, CEO of Red Herring Communications, as president and chief executive of Knight Ridder Digital. Schneider, 41, will leave her post at Red Herring and begin her new job April 29. She will oversee Knight Ridder's 58-plus Web sites, sales efforts and software development. In addition, Knight Ridder said Schneider will be responsible for the company's investments in CareerBuilder and Classified Ventures. San Jose, Calif.-based Knight Ridder publishes 32 daily newspapers. Schneider previously worked for Times Mirror Interactive and The Baltimore Sun Co. In a separate announcement, Red Herring said it will appoint Chris Dobbrow to succeed Schneider. Dobbrow previously served as the senior vice president for RealNames. He also worked for Ziff-Davis and SmartPlanet.
Los Angeles Times Interactive says it launched the wireless versions of Latimes.com and Recycler.com. The company said people can access the editorial content of the Latimes.com and the classified advertising inventory of Recycler.com on wireless applications, including Web-enabled phones and Pocket PCs. Steve Barth, general manager of Los Angeles Times Interactive, said the move is part of the company's efforts to make the content of the Los Angeles Times and its partners available across a variety of digital media platforms. The company said the new wireless applications were created through its partnership with wireless provider AdaptiveInfo. Los Angeles Times Interactive is part of Tribune Interactive, which operates interactive news and information sites across the United States. Other Los Angeles Times Interactive sites include the Los Angeles divisions of Classified Ventures and the CareerBuilder Network.
Career Web sites such as Monster.com, HotJobs.com and CareerBuilder see increased traffic from recently laid off high-tech workers.