New International Job Board Network Launches

A new job board network launched today, opening its first sites in New York, London, and the Grand Caymans. It’s a modest start to a network that is planned to swell to more than 5,000 job boards.

Omni Job Board Network Inc. is a product of CML Offshore Recruitment, a recruitment and staffing agency on Grand Cayman Island. It describes itself as “a specialist offshore recruitment and temping agency offering Accounting, Legal, Insurance, and IT Jobs in Bermuda, Grand Cayman, the Cayman Islands, BVI, Dubai, Hong Kong, the Channel Islands, and beyond.” CML is part of Cayman Management Ltd.

The press release announcing the launch of Jobs-in-New-York.com says Omni has spent the better part of a year developing the network. The company says it has acquired “5,000 high-value domain names” and “now boasts one of the most comprehensive and valuable domain name portfolios in the online recruitment industry.”

Omni joins several other job board networks including Beyond.com, which operates what is probably the largest with some 15,000 titled sites. CareerBuilder, Monster, and HotJobs all have extensive networks with company-owned and co-branded partner sites.

Considering that estimates of the number of job boards in the U.S. exceed 50,000, why launch yet another site, let alone a network that may number thousands more in time?

We didn’t reach Steve McIntosh, CEO of CML, though Colin Doylend, CML’s manager of marketing and public relations, with whom we briefly spoke, told us “We’re looking at expanding as fast as we can.”

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The press release explains a bit more:

“The Omni network has been created by a team of former recruiters, web developers, human resources, and marketing professionals who had become disillusioned by the high cost and inconsistent results they experienced with traditional job boards.”

Posting a job to the site costs $100. Jobs posted to one of the sites in the network are automatically reposted to other relevant boards.

Oh, one more thing. The CML agency site has a webcam link with a view of George Town Harbor. Forget the job boards. That’s a way better recruiting tool.

John Zappe is the editor of TLNT.com and a contributing editor of ERE.net. John was a newspaper reporter and editor until his geek gene lead him to launch his first website in 1994. He developed and managed online newspaper employment sites and sold advertising services to recruiters and employers. Before joining ERE Media in 2006, John was a senior consultant and analyst with Advanced Interactive Media and previously was Vice President of Digital Media for the Los Angeles Newspaper Group.

Besides writing for ERE, John consults with staffing firms and employment agencies, providing content and managing their social media programs. He also works with organizations and businesses to assist with audience development and marketing. In his spare time  he can be found hiking in the California mountains or competing in canine agility and obedience competitions.

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1 Comment on “New International Job Board Network Launches

  1. I added omni to my list of job board networks but honestly, they have quite a challenge ahead of them. Google has made lots of changes to its algorithms this quarter which make running a network like this exceedingly difficult for small players…

    — Eric

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