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
Plaxo.com, 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
"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 (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.
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