February Job Frenzy: Monster.com Catapults to 80th Most-Visited Site On the Internet
MAYNARD, Mass.-- March 25, 1999 -- Monster.com, part of the Interactive Division of TMP Worldwide (NASDAQ: ``TMPW''; ASX: ``TMP''), today announced that the site is the 80th most-visited site on the Internet. According to independent research conducted by Media Metrix, 3.9 percent of the entire Internet population visited Monster.com during the month of February -- more than double that of its nearest competitor. The thirty-percent increase in reach from January to February propels Monster.com to the 80th most-visited site on the Internet, further extending the company's lead in the online careers category.
Monster.com attributes the increase in reach to the January merger of The Monster Board® and Online Career Center to form Monster.com, the company's first-ever television commercial broadcast during the Super Bowl, and the emergence of online recruiting as the newest ``hot category'' on the Internet.
Today, Monster.com offers more than 180,000 job opportunities from thousands of companies, a resume database containing more than 1.1 million resumes, and receives nearly 6 million unique visits per month.
``Online job seeking is one of the hottest applications on the Internet, and we made some aggressive business moves with the merger and the Super Bowl commercial to ensure Monster.com's leadership position in this space,'' said Jeff Taylor, chief executive officer of Monster.com. ``I can sense the momentum in our business evidenced by the dramatic increase in Monster.com's audience reach last month.''
Monster.com, the leading, global online network for careers, was launched in mid-January as a result of the merger of the number-one and number-four-rated online recruitment sites The Monster Board and Online Career Center, both owned by TMP Worldwide.
Monster.com (www.monster.com), headquartered in Maynard, Mass., and Indianapolis, Ind., is the leading, global online network for careers, connecting the most progressive companies with the most qualified career-minded individuals. Monster.com is committed to leading the market by offering innovative technology and superior services that give consumers and businesses more control over the recruiting process. The Monster.com network consists of local content and language sites in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada (in French and English), Australia, the Netherlands (in Dutch and English) and Belgium (in French and Flemish) and has imminent launch plans in France, Germany and Singapore.
Monster.com is the flagship product of the Interactive Division of TMP Worldwide (NASDAQ: ``TMPW''; ASX: ``TMP''). Founded in 1967, TMP Worldwide, now with more than 4,750 employees in 21 countries, is the online recruitment leader and one of the world's largest recruitment advertising agency networks, and now one of the world's largest search and selection agencies. TMP Worldwide, headquartered in New York City, is also the world's largest yellow page advertising agency and a provider of direct marketing services. The company's clients include more than 70 of the Fortune 100 and more than 400 of the Fortune 500 companies. More information about Monster.com is available at www.monster.com or by calling 1-800-MONSTER.
The Monster Board is a registered trademark of TMP Worldwide.