You read about the site whose niche is IT jobs for veterans.
Now, there’s one across the Pond.
Armed for I.T. has information for veterans, employers, colleges, and training programs.
CompTIA, representing the technology industry, is behind the site; part of its goal is to have veterans go through its certification process to get trained in topics like networking and security.
LinkedIn made a sort of history today. For the first time since going public three years ago the company’s stock price dropped even though LinkedIn beat Wall Street’s expectations for earnings and revenue, and, for good measure, announced it had acquired a fast-growing matching-based job board for not much cash.
Reporting its fourth-quarter financial performance after the markets closed this afternoon, LinkedIn said it earned 39 cents a share on revenue of $447.2 million. The company simultaneously announced it had acquired Bright.com, a two-year-old startup that matches jobs to seekers by scoring the latter on how well they fit the position.
The $120 million price will only require LinkedIn to come up with about $36 million in cash, a pittance for a company with $803 million in the bank. The balance will be in LinkedIn stock, which, after dropping more than 7 percent in after-hours trading, is now around $207 a share. keep reading…
Global job board operator Monster Worldwide reported a stronger finish to 2013 than analysts were expecting, beating their average earnings estimate by 5 cents a share and their revenue estimate by $3.4 million.
The company reported this m0rning it earned 11 cents per share versus the 6 cents a share analysts were predicting. Monster also offered a rosier outlook for the current quarter, forecasting it would earn between 6 cents and 10 cents per share.
Wall Street liked what it heard, bidding up the stock by more than 20 percent to $7.13 a share just after the opening. keep reading…
Despite missing on earnings, investors gave Dice Holdings a bye this morning, liking the revenue numbers it posted for the fourth quarter of 2013 as well as what the company sees for this year.
Some slowing in the niche job board company’s security clearances jobs site (ClearanceJobs.com) was more than offset by gains in other areas, and by contributions from the sites Dice acquired when it bought onTargetjobs last fall and the IT Job Board in July. Improvement in the finance sector in Europe and Asia staunched the decline in revenue at eFinancialCareers.
“In the fourth quarter, we delivered better revenue and profitability than we thought we would in October, particularly from improvement in our finance segment,” said Dice CFO, John Roberts. keep reading…
There’s a new job board for the hiring of women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics professions.
The Women of STEM job board postings are part of a larger group of sites called TheJobNetwork.
The food and drink industry has a new job board aimed at the U.S., UK, and the rest of Europe. keep reading…
The U.S. organization Enable America has launched a jobs board.
There’s a new website aimed at getting together employers with military veterans, particularly for technology sorts of jobs.
The U.S. Tech Vets site includes a military skills translator, a job search area of course, and links to more info.
Monster Worldwide is behind the effort, as are a bunch of professional associations in the tech sector, like the Consumer Electronics Association, as well as associations representing the home security sector, for example.
A big doctor’s network now has a service for recruiters. keep reading…
Glassdoor, the site where employees review employers, has $50 million more in the bank this morning, an investment it will use to accelerate product development and grow internationally.
The latest round of financing brings the total invested in the five-year-old company to almost $93 million. It comes a little more than a year after a $20 million financing round led by DAG Ventures with participation from existing investors Benchmark Capital, Sutter Hill Ventures, and Battery Ventures.
This round was led by Tiger Global Management, with new investor Dragoneer Investment Group, and previous investors Battery Ventures, Benchmark Capital, DAG Ventures, and Sutter Hill Ventures participating. keep reading…
JobDiva, software provider to the staffing industry, has filed a federal suit against Monster Worldwide, claiming the technology behind the company’s popular 6Sense search and matching engine infringes on patents it holds.
The complaint alleges “Monster has infringed JobDiva’s patents by incorporating JobDiva’s patented resume search technology into Monster’s products and services.” It goes on to say that Monster did this “despite being informed that JobDiva held patents covering the technology.”
Monster had no immediate comment on the suit, which was just filed Monday. keep reading…
LinkedIn introduces a new feature today that will be welcomed by businesses with multiple brands, locations, and product lines. Three years after launching company pages, LinkedIn has now made it possible to add multiple subsections to these pages.
Although LinkedIn has been inching in this direction for a while, today’s official launch of Showcase Pages gives companies the ability to create new pages for specific purposes, indexing them on the main company page and giving control over each Showcase Page to a different manager.
Until now, a company with multiple divisions or brands had to create a separate page for each. So a company like Yum had separate pages for its KFC, Taco Bell, and Pizza Hut brands (among others). Now, if it chooses, it can create a main company page on LinkedIn with subsections for each of its brands. keep reading…
There’s a new job board for the manufacturing industry, which has a skills shortage of its own.
ThomasNet Jobs is aimed at engineering, procurement, manufacturing/production operations, and industrial sales/marketing.
Companies looking for remote workers have a new site: “We Work Remotely.”
The folks behind the job board also have a book out called “Remote: Office Not Required,” which they’re advertising at the top and bottom of the site.
Looks like the going rate is $200 for a post that’s up a month. More here.
Broadening its reach in healthcare and gaining a foothold in the hospitality job market, Dice Holdings today announced it acquired OnTargetJobs.
The $50 million acquisition adds three key niche sites — Biospace (life sciences), HEALTHeCAREERS (healthcare), and Hcareers (hospitality) — to Dice’s growing portfolio of small but important niche players.
The company’s best known site is of course its career site for the tech industry Dice.com. In the last few years, however, Dice has expanded into energy and healthcare and added to its tech holdings buying Slashdot, SourceForge, and, most recently, UK-based The IT Job Board. The company already owned eFinancialCareers and JobsintheMoney, having acquired them in 2006. keep reading…
For the first time in a while, the Monster had good financial news to report this morning. Not only did it swing to a profit in the third quarter, but it earned more per share than the analysts were predicting.
The global careers company reported earning $11.3 million during the quarter, which translates into 11 cents per share, not including one-time expenses, which are typically not counted in Wall Street earning analysis. Analysts had estimated the company would earn 8 cents a share.
In the same quarter last year, Monster lost $184.2 million, or $1.73 a share. Most of that was the result of the company’s sale at a loss of its ChinaHR careers operation and related expenses. keep reading…
LinkedIn lost money in the third quarter, yet on an adjusted basis, it again soared past what the financial markets were predicting, earning 39 cents a share on revenue of $393 million. But what it said about the future sent its after-hours stock price down $8 a share.
Despite beating Wall Street’s third-quarter estimate of 32 cents on $385 million, LinkedIn said the fourth quarter would come in as much as $23 million below analysts’ expectations. In its third-quarter financial report, released just hours ago, the company said that it expects the quarter’s revenue to fall somewhere between $415 and $420 million. Analysts were looking for $438.1 million for the quarter and a total of $1.51 billion for the year.
However, it’s not unusual for LinkedIn’s forecast to underestimate — sometimes as much as a few points — what it actually delivers during a quarter. keep reading…
Dice Holdings, parent company of the tech career site Dice.com, took a big hit today after its third-quarter financial performance missed Wall Street’s expectations on both per share earnings and revenue.
The stock was down 15.6 percent at one point, putting it second among the worst performing securities. Its share price recovered some lost ground to close at $7.52, down 13.72 percent on the day. keep reading…
Dice unveiled a new interface for recruiters this morning that streamlines the way candidate profiles are presented, adds some extra bits of data about them, and, in a handy pulldown, provides a variety of ways of contacting the candidate.
Ordinarily the announcement of a new user presentation wouldn’t merit a mention. Here, it’s that “extra bit of data” that makes today’s launch different. From now on, Dice is integrating it’s Open Web data aggregation service with candidate profiles from wherever sourced.
To put that another way, recruiters using Open Web to find IT candidates have the world to search. Open Web searches some 50 sites where IT talent hangs out, presenting those who fit the specs, whether or not they’re a Dice member. Click into the candidate summary and what you get is a dossier, assembled from the candidate’s online postings and contributions. If they happen to have a resume on Dice, you’ll see that, too.
I first wrote about Open Web in January as it was launching. Then, the search was limited to the 1 million resumes on Dice. Now, Open Web finds everyone who participates on sites like Facebook, GitHub, Gravatar, StackOverflow, and others.
As recruiter Tim Sackett put it: keep reading…