STOCKHOLM, Sweden and OSLO, Norway, June 4 /PRNewswire/ --
CareerBuilder.com, the largest online job site in the U.S. and its subsidiary Jobbguiden.se in Sweden, launched CareerBuilder.no, a new online recruitment and career advancement source for employers, recruiters and job seekers in Norway. As part of the launch, CareerBuilder.no and MSN announced a strategic alliance that makes CareerBuilder.no the exclusive job search engine and content provider for the MSN Careers channel in Norway through 2013.
CareerBuilder.no offers employers access to a wide variety of qualified candidates, unique tools to effectively market company brands and best-in-class search technology to find and attract high quality candidates. The new site provides Norwegian job seekers with instant access to positions in virtually every industry, field and job type; advanced job searches with multiple criteria; the ability to post multiple resumes; customized job recommendations and emails; and advice on a wide range of career topics.
In May 2007, Microsoft took an equity stake in CareerBuilder.com and the two companies extended their strategic alliance which now includes a commitment by MSN to integrate CareerBuilder services across key MSN sites in Europe. The agreement will give CareerBuilder.no exposure to the 3,2 million unique visitors that access the MSN.no site every month and will provide MSN with high quality career content and powerful job search technology.
"Jobbguiden continues to grow rapidly in Sweden and expansion into the consistently strong Norwegian job market will play an important role in CareerBuilder's international growth," said Johan Hjelte, Managing Director of CareerBuilder, Nordic Region. "CareerBuilder's presence in Norway and the relationship with MSN will give Norwegian employers access to a more diverse pool of candidates and provide job seekers with highly advanced tools to make their job searches more successful."
"MSN's relationship with CareerBuilder has played an important role in elevating CareerBuilder to the number one position in the U.S. and to leadership positions throughout Europe," said Audun Giske, Portal Manager of MSN Norway. "We are confident this partnership will enable job seekers and employers to connect in more productive ways and look forward to helping CareerBuilder achieve a similar strong position in Norway."
In addition to Norway, CareerBuilder has launched co-branded Career channels with MSN in the UK, Sweden, Spain, the Netherlands and Germany, and has plans to launch in additional European markets this year.
CareerBuilder began its international expansion in spring 2006, building its presence through a combination of organic development, partnerships and acquisitions as market conditions warranted. CareerBuilder launched organic sites in Canada, the United Kingdom, Spain (CBJobs.es) and Germany (CareerBuilder.de). In addition, CareerBuilder acquired sites in Sweden (Jobbguiden.se), The Netherlands (JobbingMall.nl) and Greece (Kariera.gr) in 2007.
CareerBuilder.com is the nation's largest online job site with more than 23 million unique visitors and over 1.6 million jobs. Owned by Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI), Tribune Company, The McClatchy Company (NYSE: MNI) and Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT), the company offers a vast online and print network to help job seekers connect with employers. CareerBuilder.com powers the career centers for more than 1,600 partners, including 140 newspapers and leading portals such as America Online and MSN. More than 300,000 employers take advantage of CareerBuilder.com's easy job postings, 26 million-plus resumes, Diversity Channel and more. CareerBuilder.com and its subsidiaries operate in the U.S., Europe, Canada and Asia. For more information, visit http://www.careerbuilder.com.
Jobbguiden.se is one of Sweden's largest job sites and a subsidiary of CareerBuilder.com, the leading online job site in the U.S. The company offers Internet solutions within job postings, career advice and Employer Branding for both employers and job seekers. The site was launched in 2004 and has since then helped thousands of employers to connect with job seekers within all categories of work. With the goal of being the largest job site in Sweden, Jobbguiden.se has grown quickly and will continue its expansion rapidly in the next following years. Today Jobbguiden.se has a number of partnerships and powers the career sites for many other big Swedish web sites, both broad and niche sites, in order to reach as many job seekers as possible. For more information about Jobbguiden.se, visit http://www.jobbguiden.se.
About Microsoft Norway
MSN.no is one of the largest online portals in Norway with 2.2 million unique visitors per week. MSN.no offers a wide range of editorial channels and services covering areas like news, entertainment, music, movies, travel, tech and gadgets, games, lifestyle, dating, jobs and much more. Worldwide MSN is one of the largest portals with 465 million unique visitors per month in 42 markets. You can access MSN on http://www.msn.no/ and http://www.msn.com/.
Mediakontakt: Jobbguiden.se Johan Hjelte, VD +08-522-167-03 +073-505-14-96 Johan.email@example.com MSN.no Audun Giske Portal Manager +47-41-21-66-74 firstname.lastname@example.org Web site: http://www.careerbuilder.com http://www.jobbguiden.se http://www.msn.com
Johan Hjelte, VD of Jobbguiden.se, +08-522-167-03, or +073-505-14-96, Johan.email@example.com; or Audun Giske, Portal Manager of MSN.no, +47-41-21-66-74, firstname.lastname@example.org