Monster Begins 2003 with Record-Setting Successes
During the Month of January, All-Time Highs Reached in: Resume Submissions (One Million), Unique Visitors (20 Million), and Unique Visits (55.8 Million) Monster Offers Insight Into Labor Market and Hot SectorsMAYNARD, Mass., Feb 24, 2003 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- January proved to be a month of career review and job-hunting nationwide for job seekers, as the month shattered traffic and site records across all categories for the leading global online careers property, Monster(R). During the month of January, an amazing 13.9 percent of the entire U.S. online population visited Monster. Monster, the leading global online careers property and flagship brand of TMP Worldwide Inc. (NASDAQ: TMPW), today announced significant traffic increases and other record-breaking metrics for the month of January.
Boosted by phenomenal traffic increases following Monster's 30-second spot during Super Bowl XXXVII on January 26th, Monster's all-time record for the number of resume submissions to Monster in one month was broken in January 2003. During the month, over one million resumes were submitted, to push the total number of resumes in Monster's resume database past the 24.5 million mark. The one million resumes in January was more than the total number of resumes submitted during the entire year in 1998, the company's fourth full year of business, and it was four times more than the number of resumes submitted in the entire year of 1997. Additional highlights following the Super Bowl include: over 30 million page views each day for three consecutive days after the Game, as well as two single-day resume records on the Monday and Tuesday (January 27th & 28th) - 53,510 and 54,047, respectively.
"The month of January remained true to the tradition of people taking stock of their lives and careers at the beginning of a new year, " said Jeff Taylor, founder and chairman of Monster. "The huge traffic to Monster in January is a reflection that many people are looking for new jobs and ways to advance their careers. And with a reach of almost 14 percent among the U.S. online population and a record 20 million unique visitors, people are choosing Monster as the place to find those opportunities."
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Monster, headquartered in Maynard, Mass., is the leading global careers website, recording over 55.8 million unique visits during the month of January 2003 according to independent research conducted by I/PRO. Monster connects the most progressive companies with the most qualified career-minded individuals, offering innovative technology and superior services that give them more control over the recruiting process. The Monster global network consists of local content and language sites in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, the Netherlands, Belgium, New Zealand, Singapore, Hong Kong, France, Scotland, Germany, Ireland, Spain, Luxembourg, India, Italy, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Switzerland, and Finland. Monster is the official online career management services sponsor of the 2004 U.S. Olympic Team. More information about Monster is available at www.monster.com or by calling 1-800-MONSTER.
About TMP Worldwide
Founded in 1967, TMP Worldwide Inc., with more than 8,500 employees in 33 countries, is the online recruitment leader, the world's largest Recruitment Advertising agency network, and one of the world's largest Executive Search and Executive Selection agencies. TMP Worldwide, headquartered in New York, is also the world's largest Yellow Pages advertising agency and a provider of direct marketing services. The company's clients include more than 90 of the Fortune 100 and more than 490 of the Fortune 500 companies. TMP Worldwide is a member of the S&P 500 Index. More information about TMP Worldwide is available at www.tmp.com.
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