Career Site Builder Company Sold

May 3, 2010
This article is part of a series called News & Trends.

Standout Jobs, a Canadian recruitment marketing company that debuted at ERE’s Spring 2008 EXPO, has been sold.

TechCrunch reported the sale this morning. No details, including price or even who the buyer is, are available, although the website speculated it was sold to a “mid-tier jobs site looking to ramp up its social features.”

Founder and CEO Ben Yoskovitz, who blogged about the sale of his company today, said the buyer asked not to be identified other than to say it’s “in the HR space.”

Standout Jobs launched in early 2008 with $1.57 million in seed money. Its first offering was a self-service career site builder for small and mid-size companies. The service was initially free. Fees for premium services were to be added in time.

Last fall, the site was relaunched emphasizing more services than technology. The career site builder was (and is) a core element, but Standout Jobs also offered SEO and social media services.

Yoskovitz said he doesn’t know what the buyer’s plans are for the site.

This article is part of a series called News & Trends.
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