Jobboom

Jobboom
CANOE.CA

CANOE.CA

September 17, 2007 12:00 ET

Jobboom.com Passes 2-Million Member Mark

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Sept. 17, 2007) - Jobboom has just passed the 2-million member mark, which attests to its leadership as an online recruiting service and gives it momentum and strength for expanding. Jobboom has added an average of 250,000 new members annually since 2003 and thus has doubled its numbers over the past four years.

Launched in January 2000, Jobboom quickly became a well-known recruiting website and now figures among the top five in Canada, according to comScore Media Metrix's July 2007 report.

"A close partnership with the Sun Media newspaper chain and Canoe.ca, which welcomes more than 7.8 million unique visitors a month, boosts Jobboom's reach, adds to its strength and supports its expansion across the nation with a solid distribution network," states Bruno Leclaire, President and CEO of Canoe Inc. and Vice President, Interactive Media Division, at Quebecor Media.

Julie Phaneuf, Vice President and General Manager of Jobboom, adds, "Jobboom owes its effectiveness to its business model, which is defined by job opportunities sent directly to qualified candidates who have expressed interest in that field. Employers have access 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to flexible and innovative tools to filter applications or remove a job posting once they've received enough applications. Not only that, but we also offer the option of adding videos to job postings and a whole arsenal of other products to give companies and their listings premium visibility."

"Jobboom's impressive growth over the last seven years proves that its services are both relevant and in demand. These days, employers increasingly want to advertise positions electronically and job seekers look online for openings," concludes Leclaire.

In addition, Jobboom provides a complete array of products and services related to employment, including books on career development, a monthly magazine, a weekly newsletter and a website that offers articles on career management.

About Jobboom

Jobboom, a division of Canoe Inc., comprises recruiting services (jobboom.com), a bank of continuing education courses (formation.jobboom.com) and a publishing house (Jobboom Publishing), which publishes Magazine Jobboom and a variety of career guides annually.

About Canoe.ca

A subsidiary of Quebecor Media, Canoe.ca is a leading local and national interactive media provider of news, entertainment and services, helping to inform and connect Canadians. The comScore Media Metrix survey for March 2007 reported that Canoe.ca attracts more than 7.8 million unique visitors per month in Canada. The Canoe Network includes Canoe.ca, top information verticals like Cnews, Slam!, Jam! and Lifewise, as well as the Sun Media newspaper sites. The Canoe.ca Network also offers online services in the fields of employment and continuing education (jobboom.com), housing (micasa.ca), automobiles (autonet.ca), personals (reseaucontact.com), social networks (espacecanoe.ca), classified ads (classifiedextra.ca) and advertising solutions (canoeklix.ca).

Contact Information

  • Jobboom.com
    Julie Phaneuf
    Vice President and General Manager
    514-847-9155, extension 2302
    julie.phaneuf@canoe.ca