Plaxo Members Can Now Tap the Power of Their Network to Find or Post Jobs

Simply Hired to power new job search and "social job listing" features on Plaxo

Feb 18, 2009, 11:00 ET from Simply Hired

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Feb. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Simply Hired, the largest job search engine and recruitment advertising network, announced today a partnership with Plaxo, a social network popular with post-college professionals. Plaxo members will now be able to use their social connections and Simply Hired's comprehensive database of 5 million listings to find their dream job or to efficiently find great candidates for their own postings. Simply Hired is powering a new job portal for members and visitors to Plaxo at

"In the current macroeconomic climate, we felt Plaxo could and should do more to help our members connect with relevant career opportunities," said Ben Golub, CEO of Plaxo. "So we partnered with the largest job search engine, Simply Hired, to help us create an innovative offering that brings a strong social dimension to both finding and filling a job."

Plaxo members in the United States will now see a new Jobs section on, where hiring managers and recruiters can post new job listings, and where job seekers can browse or search postings from across the Simply Hired network. In a unique twist, jobs posted on Plaxo are turbo-charged with the "social power" of the poster's extended network. They can be shared, re- shared, and commented upon, like any other shared content on Plaxo. In addition, Plaxo members will start to occasionally see highly targeted job listings in their Pulse stream, based on the professional info on their profiles.

"The addition of Plaxo to our distribution network expands our capacity to bring jobs to job seekers using their already present and growing social networks," said Gautam Godhwani, the Co-founder and CEO of Simply Hired. "Social networks are increasingly being used by people to aid them in their job search to open doors for potential opportunities."

Through this partnership, Plaxo joins Simply Hired's recruitment advertising network, which consists of over 5,000 social networks, blogs and content sites, including LinkedIn, Fox Television Stations, CNNMoney, BusinessWeek, U.S. News and World Report and more. In addition, advertisers with Simply Hired will now have an expanded reach, accessing Plaxo's millions of highly talented, passive job seekers.

About Simply Hired

With more than 5 million job listings worldwide and over 5,000 job search partners, Simply Hired ( 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.

About Plaxo

Plaxo is a social network focused on the needs of post-college professionals, providing its 25 million members with tools to stay richly connected to the people they care about. Recognizing that not all social relationships are the same, Plaxo provides a permission model based on distinct connection levels for family, friends, and business. And, embracing the fact that its members use a large and growing number of tools to communicate, Plaxo has long been a champion of openness, providing users the ability to sync and exchange information with a wide variety of external tools and services. Launched in 2002, Plaxo is now a business unit of Comcast Interactive Media. Plaxo - a better way to stay connected.

SOURCE Simply Hired