UTRECHT, The Netherlands, May 19 /PRNewswire/ -- WCC Smart Search Match, the leading provider of high-performance search and match software, today announced that it has reached a significant milestone in the support of public employment services worldwide. With the recent launch of services in France and Sweden that are based on WCC's flagship product, ELISE, over 60% of the registered unemployed people in Europe are assisted by an ELISE-backed system, according to data derived from Eurostat statistics. WCC's commitment to helping public employment services connect jobs with job seekers spans over thirteen years and has involved implementations throughout Europe and the US.

We're pleased that WCC can help in re-employing such a large proportion of the unemployed in Europe, said Peter Went, CEO of WCC. This achievement represents years of collaborating closely with public employment services and it represents a strong endorsement of both our technology and our expertise in supporting them.

WCC has underscored its commitment to public employment services by becoming a proud sponsor of the upcoming 8th WAPES World Congress and General Assembly in Dubrovnik, Croatia, May 26-30, 2009. For more information on this event, see http://www.wapes.org Copies of a newly published WCC paper that further details WCC's involvement with public employment services may be obtained directly at the WCC booth at the event, downloaded from the WCC web site at http://www.wcc-group.com/wapes, or requested via an email to marketing@wcc-group.com.

About WCC

WCC is the world leader in search and match software technology. Its flagship product, ELISE, delivers fast and accurate matching for many of the largest staffing firms and public employment services worldwide. The company is headquartered in Utrecht, The Netherlands, and has offices in Palo Alto, California and Reston, Virginia. For more information, visit http://www.wcc-group.com

Press contact: David Krathwohl, +1-866-606-1313, dkrathwohl@wcc-group.com