GrassIsGreener.Com Offers Recently Unemployed Workers Exponential Reach on More Than Eight Million Current Jobs

Site Offers "One-Stop" Destination for Those Affected by Labor Department

Announcement



Apr 30, 2001, 01:00 ET from EmployOn, Inc.

    CLEVELAND, April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- The United States Department of Labor
 reported last week that new claims for unemployment insurance are far
 exceeding expectations.  The Conference Board announced at the same time that
 its help-wanted advertising index dropped to its lowest level since 1993.  For
 workers caught up in the mix of layoffs, "rightsizing," missed earnings and
 market consolidation, the questions are simple indeed:  How do I find my next
 job, how do I make sure it is the right job and how do I do it ... yesterday?
     For job seekers entering the online recruiting wars for the first time, or
 even those familiar with the "hunt and peck," scattershot methods prevalent in
 the market, the ability to concisely search more than 107,000 corporate and
 community sites every 30 hours, aggregating more than eight million jobs
 across thousands of industries and geographic locales, isn't likely within
 reach.  Or wasn't until now.
     GrassIsGreener.com, through the use of proprietary "spidering" technology
 and a concept-based search engine more than a year in development, has built
 that database.  By comparison, most online job boards offer a peek at hundreds
 of jobs, with the largest current players offering about half a million jobs.
 GrassIsGreener.com not only gives job seekers the benefit of "one-stop
 shopping," it also ensures they see all the jobs which meet their criteria -
 not just ones they happen to find when visiting specific or random sites.
 Aggregating jobs free of charge and without bias toward companies that pay to
 post makes GrassIsGreener.com both the most universal and the most localized
 source of available jobs.
     "Pulling together this sheer number of jobs, scrubbing the information so
 that every search matches the true needs of the job seeker and continually
 searching to keep the information fresh and updated is something no one else
 has achieved," says James Bennett, CEO of GrassIsGreener.com parent company
 EmployOn.  "The 'one-stop shop' metaphor is much overused, but it's
 appropriate in this case.  We're giving job seekers the single best tool
 they've ever had to get not just a job, but the right job in very short
 order."
     A recent audit of GrassIsGreener.com showed the site currently had
 listings for 8,031,522 current job openings in its database.  For a
 steelworker recently handed a pink slip, a programming specialist pushed out
 in the dot.com implosion or a senior professional "rightsized" by the economic
 downturn, the opportunity offered by GrassIsGreener is one of options, Bennett
 said.
     "Pulling together eight million jobs is significant, but our patent-
 pending Match Engine(SM) technology is a true differentiator," Bennett said.
 "Most individuals who have interacted with job boards are accustomed to doing
 searches where the results often don't match expectations.  Our overriding
 goal is to put myriad choices -- all fitting specific criteria -- in front of
 the job seeker in real-time fashion.  We want that individual to find their
 dream job without the clutter, without the delay, without getting lost in the
 process."
     GrassIsGreener.com not only provides job seekers with more than eight
 million opportunities, but also a complete portfolio of job acquisition and
 career management tools and advice, including proprietary content found
 nowhere else on the Web. Users can create resumes and letters using state-of-
 the-art software and e-mail blast them for free to a database of more than six
 thousand recruiters, segmented by industry. Other features of the site include
 company and industry research, compensation data, skills evaluation,
 relocation information and customized news feeds.
 
     About EmployOn
     Cleveland-based EmployOn is the premier provider of recruitment solutions
 and the largest value-added aggregator of career opportunities on the
 Internet.  The company offers unbundled recruiting services including resume
 database access to employers and recruiters. Its consumer website,
 GrassIsGreener.com, is the first to give individuals the tools to access more
 than 8 million jobs, the first to offer one-click access to jobs spread across
 more than 107,000 websites.  EmployOn's proprietary Match Engine search
 technology permits continual searching of repeatedly updated inventories of
 both jobs and resumes with a degree of accuracy currently unavailable in the
 employment sector of the Internet.  EmployOn is headed by Jim Bennett, a
 30-year McKinsey & Company veteran who was previously senior executive vice
 president of KeyCorp, and is backed by Crystal Internet Venture Funds, Doll
 Capital Management (DCM) and private investors.
 
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SOURCE EmployOn, Inc.
    CLEVELAND, April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- The United States Department of Labor
 reported last week that new claims for unemployment insurance are far
 exceeding expectations.  The Conference Board announced at the same time that
 its help-wanted advertising index dropped to its lowest level since 1993.  For
 workers caught up in the mix of layoffs, "rightsizing," missed earnings and
 market consolidation, the questions are simple indeed:  How do I find my next
 job, how do I make sure it is the right job and how do I do it ... yesterday?
     For job seekers entering the online recruiting wars for the first time, or
 even those familiar with the "hunt and peck," scattershot methods prevalent in
 the market, the ability to concisely search more than 107,000 corporate and
 community sites every 30 hours, aggregating more than eight million jobs
 across thousands of industries and geographic locales, isn't likely within
 reach.  Or wasn't until now.
     GrassIsGreener.com, through the use of proprietary "spidering" technology
 and a concept-based search engine more than a year in development, has built
 that database.  By comparison, most online job boards offer a peek at hundreds
 of jobs, with the largest current players offering about half a million jobs.
 GrassIsGreener.com not only gives job seekers the benefit of "one-stop
 shopping," it also ensures they see all the jobs which meet their criteria -
 not just ones they happen to find when visiting specific or random sites.
 Aggregating jobs free of charge and without bias toward companies that pay to
 post makes GrassIsGreener.com both the most universal and the most localized
 source of available jobs.
     "Pulling together this sheer number of jobs, scrubbing the information so
 that every search matches the true needs of the job seeker and continually
 searching to keep the information fresh and updated is something no one else
 has achieved," says James Bennett, CEO of GrassIsGreener.com parent company
 EmployOn.  "The 'one-stop shop' metaphor is much overused, but it's
 appropriate in this case.  We're giving job seekers the single best tool
 they've ever had to get not just a job, but the right job in very short
 order."
     A recent audit of GrassIsGreener.com showed the site currently had
 listings for 8,031,522 current job openings in its database.  For a
 steelworker recently handed a pink slip, a programming specialist pushed out
 in the dot.com implosion or a senior professional "rightsized" by the economic
 downturn, the opportunity offered by GrassIsGreener is one of options, Bennett
 said.
     "Pulling together eight million jobs is significant, but our patent-
 pending Match Engine(SM) technology is a true differentiator," Bennett said.
 "Most individuals who have interacted with job boards are accustomed to doing
 searches where the results often don't match expectations.  Our overriding
 goal is to put myriad choices -- all fitting specific criteria -- in front of
 the job seeker in real-time fashion.  We want that individual to find their
 dream job without the clutter, without the delay, without getting lost in the
 process."
     GrassIsGreener.com not only provides job seekers with more than eight
 million opportunities, but also a complete portfolio of job acquisition and
 career management tools and advice, including proprietary content found
 nowhere else on the Web. Users can create resumes and letters using state-of-
 the-art software and e-mail blast them for free to a database of more than six
 thousand recruiters, segmented by industry. Other features of the site include
 company and industry research, compensation data, skills evaluation,
 relocation information and customized news feeds.
 
     About EmployOn
     Cleveland-based EmployOn is the premier provider of recruitment solutions
 and the largest value-added aggregator of career opportunities on the
 Internet.  The company offers unbundled recruiting services including resume
 database access to employers and recruiters. Its consumer website,
 GrassIsGreener.com, is the first to give individuals the tools to access more
 than 8 million jobs, the first to offer one-click access to jobs spread across
 more than 107,000 websites.  EmployOn's proprietary Match Engine search
 technology permits continual searching of repeatedly updated inventories of
 both jobs and resumes with a degree of accuracy currently unavailable in the
 employment sector of the Internet.  EmployOn is headed by Jim Bennett, a
 30-year McKinsey & Company veteran who was previously senior executive vice
 president of KeyCorp, and is backed by Crystal Internet Venture Funds, Doll
 Capital Management (DCM) and private investors.
 
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 SOURCE  EmployOn, Inc.