NEW YORK and STAMFORD, Conn. – Oct. 5, 2005 – About.com announced today that it has begun offering its visitors comprehensive job search capabilities powered by Indeed, the leading search engine for jobs. The job search tool is integrated into About.com’s Jobs and Careers (www.about.com/careers/), Education (www.about.com/education/), Cities and Towns (www.about.com/citiestowns/) and Business (www.about.com/business/) channels, giving About.com’s more than 26 million monthly visitors the ability to read About.com’s original content about career-related topics and then search Indeed’s index of millions of jobs from thousands of Web sites. Job search results are displayed on a co-branded Web site developed by Indeed.
“With this new feature, our visitors are not only reading about jobs, but they’re finding them on About.com,” said Scott Meyer, CEO of About.com. “Indeed is uniquely positioned to power job search across About.com’s broad range of career-related topics, providing our visitors with the most comprehensive and up-to-date job search results.”
“We’re delighted to power job search for About.com, the Web’s leading source for original consumer information and advice,” said Paul Forster, CEO and co-founder of Indeed. “Now, with one simple search, About.com visitors can search jobs on all the major job boards as well as thousands of newspapers, associations and company Web sites.”
The channels that will offer job search on About.com include:
Jobs and Careers (www.about.com/careers/), where visitors can:
- Take the occupational quiz to assess their career path
- View sample cover letters and resumes
- Find out more about courses related to specific professions and industries that interest them
Education (www.about.com/education/), where visitors can:
- View college rankings
- Complete surveys to determine which occupation best suits them
- Read articles on important and timely educational issues that might affect their career
Cities and Towns (www.about.com/citiestowns/), where visitors can:
- Get information on relocating to a new area
- Learn interesting facts and history about cities and towns across the country
- View local events in the area where they choose to pursue their career
Business (www.about.com/business/), where visitors can:
- Learn about best practices in various industries
- Read helpful tips on starting a business
- View standard applications for business loans
Job seekers on About.com will benefit from Indeed’s advanced job search capabilities, such as the ability to search by company name, company location, job title and maximum commuting distance.
About About Founded in 1997, About.com is the leading online source for original consumer information and advice and was acquired in March 2005 by The New York Times Company (NYSE: NYT), a leading media company with 2004 revenues of $3.3 billion, includes The New York Times, the International Herald Tribune, The Boston Globe, 15 other daily newspapers, eight network-affiliated television stations, two New York City radio stations and 35 Web sites, including NYTimes.com, Boston.com and About.com. For the fifth consecutive year, the Company was ranked No. 1 in the publishing industry in Fortune's 2005 list of America's Most Admired Companies. The Company's core purpose is to enhance society by creating, collecting and distributing high-quality news, information and entertainment.
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