How many pages of job ads did the Chicago Tribune carry yesterday? One. That’s it.
Now to be fair, the Trib scaled back its weekday print help-wanted classifieds earlier this year to emphasize its online CareerBuilder.com ads. Still, the paper said it would still run two or three pages of help-wanted liners in a spreadsheet-like manner with Web IDs directing readers to the onl
Three online classified advertising sites made it into ComScore Media Metrix’s Top 50 U.S. Web properties. The report for October 2008 put Craigslist at No. 18 with 36 million unique visitors a month, and Monster and CareerBuilder nearly tied for positions 38 and 39 with about 23 million each. SuperPages.com also cracked the top 50 at No. 26.
Other notable Web sites we track: G
In The Tribune Company’s Q3 2008 earnings results, classified advertising revenues declined 30 percent, or $58 million, for the quarter. Real estate revenues fell by 44 percent, help wanted revenues declined 37 percent, and auto revenues were down 11 percent.
It’s been a tough period for the company. Tribune reported a Q3 loss of $124 million Monday, compared with earning
After laying off about 1,000 workers in the third quarter, media giant Gannett warned it would be looking at a new round of layoffs in Q4 -- in wake of a poor Q3 that saw a 17.6 percent decline in ad revenues. The company didn't say how many more workers would be cut.
In the U.S., Gannett publishes 85 daily newspapers, including USA Today, and nearly 1,000 non-daily publications. It also
As the U.S. economy teeters, employers expect hiring trends to hold steady for Q4, according to CareerBuilder.com's quarterly job forecast.
But steady trends isn't necessarily good news -- it's just that employers aren't expecting them to worsen any faster in Q4.
"Employers are maintaining a conservative approach to recruitment as they maneuver through a weaker economy tha
By Joe MichaudPartnering around an online platform has been a successful strategy for U.S. newspapers for a number of years in the employment vertical...This content is available free to Classified Intelligence Report clients.In addition to Yahoo’s HotJobs, newspapers have a number of significant employment partnerships.CareerBui
CareerBuilder.com has become a target of a hacker who is stealing login credentials to the site by claiming to have a new Digital Certificate said to protect customers. The incident was reported by the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s
Kevin Krim of Yahoo HotJobs, Brian Donahue of CareerBuilder, and Terry Baker of Adicio all joined me for a 40-minute discussion of "the future of job boards" at the OnRec conference in Chicago last week. Chris Russell of JobBoarders.com videotaped the panel; you can watch it by clicking on the link below.
I've reported a bit about the panel already, but it offered som
CHICAGO --- It was pretty easy getting consensus today on "the next big thing in online recruiting and advertising" among the three panelists at the OnRec recruitment technology conference. "Matching technology" --- which ranks, rates and identifies appropriate candidates for employers based on various "hard skills" like degrees and years of experience, and "soft skills" like personality and ethic