August 22, 2006 07:05 ET to Relocate and Expand Tampa Bay Office to Accommodate Strong Economy

Move and Staff Growth Fueled by Region's Low Unemployment Rate, Surge in Employer Demand for Top Local Talent; Site Receiving Over Half-Million Visitors per Month Throughout Florida

TAMPA, FL -- (MARKET WIRE) -- August 22, 2006 --, a leading Tampa Bay provider of locally-focused job search and recruiting services designed to connect local employers and job seekers, announced today that it will be relocating and expanding its Tampa Bay office. The move is necessitated by the region's low unemployment rate, and the resulting rise in the demands from employers for assistance in identifying and recruiting the most talented local job candidates. At approximately 7400 square feet,'s new facility will be located at 5301 West Cypress Street, Suite 200, in Tampa. The company expects to hire approximately 35 new employees over the next year to strategically address the recruiting and job search needs of its clients within the region. Under the terms of its five-year lease, the company's official move-in date is slated for October 30, 2006.

Tampa Jobless Rate Remains Low / Job Creation Continues to Rise

According to Florida's July labor market statistics, as issued by the Florida Agency for Workforce Innovation this past Friday, Florida's July unemployment rate settled at 3.3 percent, compared with 4.8 percent nationwide. Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater reported a jobless rate of 3.4 percent, down from 3.8 percent a year ago, with the region creating 29,000 new jobs during this period. Based on the latest nationwide data, Florida had the fastest job growth rate and lowest unemployment rate of the ten most populous states and added the highest number of new jobs of all states in the nation. Florida has added 259,800 jobs since July 2005, with the professional and business services and construction industries accounting for 46 percent of these new positions. The Tampa Bay region remains a leader in the state's economic growth. Salaries for some of Tampa Bay's most popular jobs are up as well, with high-demand positions in the construction sector, for example, getting a boost from the strong housing market.

"Tampa's shrinking unemployment rate and steady job growth are wonderful signs for our economy," said Pamela Baldwin, SPHR, CBES, senior human resources generalist, Southwest Florida Water Management District and president, Nature Coast Human Resources Society. "The downside is that these factors present a real challenge for employers trying to recruit top talent to fill important positions. We have turned to to assist us in addressing our recruiting needs. They have consistently helped us identify outstanding local talent. Their expansion plans within the region will add real value to all of our local Tampa Bay employers and job seekers."

"From the day we entered the Tampa Bay market in late 2005, we have been laser-focused in our commitment to connect Tampa Bay's employers with the top local job seekers," said Jessica Saperstein, general manager, Tampa Bay office, "The strong economic conditions in Florida, and particularly in Tampa Bay, have greatly increased the pressure on employers to fill key positions within their organizations. At, we are responding to this need through our office expansion and our plans to add considerable staff to our team over the next 12 months. Our web site is currently getting over 500,000 visitors per month across Florida. We expect to see that number rise significantly in the coming months."

Since its entry into the Tampa Bay market, has proven itself to be a valuable member of the community and the premier source for connecting local employers with top local job candidates. The company has established partnerships with such entities as the Corporation to Develop Communities of Tampa, Inc., MUVICO Theaters, Nature Coast Human Resources Society, and Transitioning Professionals of Tampa Bay. It has also generated an impressive client list, including such companies as A-1 Temps, Inc., 7-Eleven, CarMax Auto Superstore Inc., HMS Host, JPMorgan Chase, Mainsail Management Group, PricewaterhouseCoopers, St. Petersburg Police Department, Stream, Tampa Bay Federal Credit Union, and Tech Data Corporation.


An Inc. 500 fastest-growing company, is a leading Florida provider of locally-focused job search and recruiting services designed to connect local employers and job seekers. Currently serving the states of Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Nevada, New Mexico and Texas,'s portfolio of services include, among others: Florida's largest online job board (employer job postings, video profiles and resume database searching; job seeker resume posting and job search functionality); Career Expos (public job fairs); HR Websites (corporate career center hosting and applicant tracking system); JobingTV (a locally-focused employment television program); and Go Jobing (a produced magazine designed to help local employers keep current with employment trends and to provide tips for hiring the best local job seekers). For more information visit

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