CareerBuilder, Washingtonpost.com Sign Content Agreement

CareerBuilder.com has been selected to provide jobs content and listings for washingtonpost.com, a two-year deal for both the site’s local and national audience.

Under the agreement, CareerBuilder.com will be the exclusive source for national jobs, while washingtonpost.com jobs will continue providing local D.C.-area jobs.

Richard Castellini, vice president of consumer marketing for CareerBuilder.com, calls this an important addition to its network of partners.

A Careerbuilder.com box will appear on washingtonpost.com’s national article pages in the same right-hand position washingtonpost.com “Top Jobs” are displayed for local users.

When job seekers are looking for jobs in the D.C. area, they will be taken to the jobs section powered by washingtonpost.com. If they are looking outside the D.C.-area, they will be taken to a co-branded page to search CareerBuilder.com’s database of over 1.5 million jobs.

The jobs site already powers the online job search centers for more than 1,000 partners, including 150 newspapers, America Online, and MSN.

Last week, The McClatchy Co. announced it will retain a 14.4% ownership of CareerBuilder after McClatchy completed talks with co-owners Gannett Co. and Tribune Co.

“It was our clear preference to remain with CareerBuilder, and we are pleased to continue our affiliation with them,” said Gary Pruitt, McClatchy chairman and chief executive officer, in a statement.

Microsoft also owns a stake in CareerBuilder.com.

Jobfox on the Hunt

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Meanwhile, former CareerBuilder.com founder and CEO Rob McGovern, who sold his company initially to Tribune Co. and Knight Ridder, is back on the scene with Jobfox.

While job-seekers use the service to showcase personal skills, he explains that the Jobfox resume tracker can help companies keep in touch with candidates.

For example, JobFox candidates can opt to make their online instant messaging presence available to potential employers. This enables employers to get the conversation started with top candidates, according to McGovern.

He also points out that, according to a 2003 Corporate Executive Board report, just 9.5% of new hires said they first learned about the opening from a job board.

McGovern recently said he considers Jobfox, previously known as Market10, a direct competitor to CareerBuilder.

“I left CareerBuider on very good terms and I know there is a little frustration on their side that I’m back to the market with a newer, better product. My feeling is someone is going to do this. This is an inevitable step for the market to take and why not me and my team?” he said.

Elaine Rigoli has nearly 15 years of experience managing content and community for various B2B and consumer websites. Elaine has written thousands of business and technology articles and has been quoted in The Wall Street Journal and eWeek, among other publications.

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