Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Fewer Niche Job Boards Survive 2006

Source: (insiderecruiting)

Fresh from its acquisition of U.S.-based, U.K.-based JobServe announced it will acquire JobShark, a nine-year-old Canadian firm with 10 employees.

This is JobServe's fourth acquisition in North America this year, and the first recent acquisition of a major Canadian online recruiter by a foreign buyer. Financial terms were not disclosed. In May 2006, JobServe purchased and

JobServe, formed in 1993, is the second-largest IT job site in Australia and is quickly expanding into the U.S. market.

Specialized boards today make up some 70% of the roughly 40,000 job sites on the Web, compared with 50% or 55% of the sites in 2001, according to Peter Weddle, editor and publisher of Weddle's Guides.

The Top Niche Sites

TopJobSites, a privately held company that organizes and reviews specialty job boards, recently created a list of the overall top niche sites, including,, jobsinthemoney, and Retirement Jobs. The company also ranked the niche sites that remain number one in their respective categories, including:

Read the complete ERE article HERE.


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