MonsterTRAK: Making the Move from Backpack to Briefcase
Monster.com Unveils MonsterTRAK, the Combination of Monster.com and JOBTRAK.com, a Dedicated Career Resource for College Students and Alumni
MAYNARD, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 6, 2001- Class is officially out but the real test is about to begin for the millions of college graduates entering the workforce. Finding that first "real" job can be an intimidating assignment of research, persistence and protocol, but with the help of MonsterTRAK, it's easy to take the leap. Equipping graduates and college students with the resources and tools necessary to find first jobs, Monster.com(R), the leading global online careers site and flagship brand of TMP Worldwide Inc. (NASDAQ: TMPW), today announced the launch of MonsterTRAK (www.monstertrak.com), the definitive career resource for college students and alumni.
The powerful combination of Monster.com and JOBTRAK.com, a college-targeted career site that Monster.com acquired in November 2000, MonsterTRAK provides students and alumni with more entry-level and part-time job and internship postings than any other career management entity--on or off-line. By maintaining superior partnerships with 1,200 college and university career centers, MBA programs and alumni associations nationwide, MonsterTRAK provides employers with access to 15 million students and alumni, of which more than 7 million attend MonsterTRAK member schools.
"MonsterTRAK is a powerhouse offering, providing college students and alumni with the resources and opportunities to develop and execute their career management strategies," said Jeff Taylor, CEO of Monster.com. "MonsterTRAK enhances Monster.com's entry-level offering, strengthening its commitment to every level of job seeker - from intern to CEO."
Unlike other online career sites, MonsterTRAK enables employers to target their job listings to students and alumni from specific campuses. This provides employers with a highly effective recruiting effort and connects job seekers with employers who are actively seeking their skills. By simply registering with their career centers, students gain instant access to MonsterTRAK and the world's largest database of entry-level, part-time and internship positions. Students can search for opportunities at industry-leading organizations, from Internet start-ups to Fortune 500 companies.
"MonsterTRAK is an exceptional conduit between employers and entry-level job seekers," said MonsterTRAK's Ken Ramberg. "Employers benefit from a more efficient recruiting effort, and job seekers enjoy postings and career resources targeted just to them."
Student and Alumni Benefits
The best source of entry-level jobs--Last year, 345,000 jobs representing 900,000 job openings were posted on MonsterTRAK by companies ranging from Internet start-ups to Fortune 500 companies. More than 160,000 employers used MonsterTRAK in 2000.
The best source of part-time jobs and internships - An estimated 60 percent of college students are employed nationwide, and MonsterTRAK provides college students with access to a variety of job opportunities for employment while in school.
24/7 accessibility--Students and alumni can search the jobs on MonsterTRAK at any time, from any web-enabled computer.
Essential career management tools--With expert career advice, employer profiles, discussion groups, interviewing and resume tips and online polls, MonsterTRAK is an invaluable resource for students seeking entry-level jobs.
Targeted recruiting--Employers can post jobs and search resumes at specific campuses, enabling a more focused recruiting effort. The resume pool can be searched by school, graduation date, field of study and degree earned.
Reduced hiring costs--Posting with MonsterTRAK streamlines the advertising process, shortening the cycle from candidate contact to hiring, while cutting costs.
Direct access--Through unique partnerships with over 1,200 college and university career centers, graduate programs and alumni associations nationwide, MonsterTRAK serves over 7 million college students from top schools all over the country.
Monster.com, headquartered in Maynard, Mass., is the leading global careers website, recording over 25 million unique visits during the month of April 2001 according to independent research conducted by I/PRO. Monster.com 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.com 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, Germany, Ireland, Spain, Luxembourg, India, and Italy. More information about Monster.com is available at www.monster.com or by calling 1-800-MONSTER.
About TMP Worldwide
Founded in 1967, TMP Worldwide Inc., with more than 9,500 employees in 32 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 480 of the Fortune 500 companies. In June 2001, TMP Worldwide was added to the S&P 500 Index. More information about TMP Worldwide is available at www.tmp.com.
Special Note: The above statements include forward-looking statements based on current management expectations. Factors that could cause future results to differ from these expectations include the following: risks associated with acquisitions, competition and seasonality. Additional factors are described in the company's reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
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