Tempe Gets a Monster Addition; Monster Opens Western 'Hub' in Tempe

Feb 02, 2006, 00:00 ET from Monster

    MAYNARD, Mass., Feb. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Monster(R), the leading
 global online careers property and flagship brand of Monster Worldwide
 (Nasdaq:   MNST), is expanding its U.S. operations and has opened a western
 "hub" in Tempe, Arizona.  The Tempe office, dubbed Monster West, will be the
 company's first fully operational facility in the western United States and
 the largest operation outside of Monster's headquarters in Maynard, Mass.
     Expansion into the Southwest region will help Monster better meet the
 needs of its fast-growing customer base.  Further growing the company's
 domestic footprint enables Monster to better serve Enterprise businesses in
 the Western half of the U.S. while raising the company's visibility among
 small and medium-sized businesses at the local level.
     "Monster is an expanding, fast-paced and energetic corporation, and the
 Tempe area mirrors this," said Tom Beswick, vice president, Monster West.  "As
 one of the fastest growing regions in the Southwest, Tempe has a unique
 combination of a talented workforce, tech-centric business environment, and
 educational excellence with facilities such as Arizona State University."
     Ninety employees are currently staffing Monster's new office.  Monster
 expects to fill 170 additional positions by year-end.  Positions vary from
 entry level to senior management.  Beswick says this office will be Monster's
 western "footprint" and will include many of the company's operations.
     As the first tenant of the new Rio Salado Business Park, Monster's nearly
 $2 million, 40,000 square foot facility utilized several Tempe area businesses
 to bring the facility to life.  Phoenix Design One, Jokake Construction and
 Bootz & Duke Sign Company are among the many local employers whose workmanship
 helped create Monster's unique facility and implement its "business social
 environment," complete with the Monster Den, a unique and multifunctional
 meeting space that encourages creativity and collaboration.
     "Monster is a growing, hip company and the leader in its industry.  We're
 thrilled Monster has chosen Tempe to establish a base of operations for the
 western U.S.," said Renee Lopata, senior vice president of the Tempe Chamber
 of Commerce.  "Monster has blazed a trail in the technology and employment
 industry and we hope this firmly establishes Tempe as a perfect place for
 companies to grow."
     While new to the neighborhood, Monster has been a supporter of several
 community organizations over the past year, including the Tempe Chamber of
 Commerce, the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce, Arizona State University,
 and most recently the Rio Salado Foundation.
     About Monster Worldwide
     Founded in 1967, Monster Worldwide, Inc. is the parent company of
 Monster(R), the leading global online careers and recruitment resource.  The
 company also owns TMP Worldwide, one of the world's largest Recruitment
 Advertising agency networks.  Headquartered in New York with approximately
 4,800 employees in 26 countries, Monster Worldwide is a member of the S&P 500
 Index and the NASDAQ-100 Index.  More information about Monster Worldwide is
 available at www.monsterworldwide.com .
     Monster(R) is the leading global online careers and recruitment resource.
 A division of Monster Worldwide, Monster was founded in 1994 and is
 headquartered in Maynard, Massachusetts, USA.  Monster has 26 local language
 and content sites in 24 countries worldwide.  Monster is known for connecting
 quality job seekers at all levels with leading employers across all industries
 and offers employers innovative technology and superior services that give
 them more control over the recruiting process.  More information is available
 at www.monster.com or by calling 1-800-MONSTER.  To learn more about Monster's
 industry-leading employer products and services, please visit
 http://recruiter.monster.com .
     Special Note:  Safe Harbor Statement Under the Private Securities
 Litigation Reform Act of 1995:  Except for historical information contained
 herein, the statements made in this release constitute forward-looking
 statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and
 Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.  Such forward-looking
 statements involve certain risks and uncertainties, including statements
 regarding Monster Worldwide, Inc.'s strategic direction, prospects and future
 results.  Certain factors, including factors outside of Monster Worldwide's
 control, may cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in
 the forward-looking statements, including economic and other conditions in the
 markets in which Monster Worldwide operates, risks associated with
 acquisitions, competition, seasonality and the other risks discussed in
 Monster Worldwide's Form 10-K and other filings made with the Securities and
 Exchange Commission, which discussions are incorporated in this release by
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