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February 07, 2012 08:00 ET

Marussia F1 Team Takes Pole Position With Monster in Search for New Talent

Marussia F1 Team Partners With Monster.Com to Recruit the Best Talent from Around the World

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Feb. 7, 2012) - The Marussia F1 Team is partnering with Monster.com®, the worldwide leader in connecting people to job opportunities and the flagship brand of Monster Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:MWW) (Monster.ca), to recruit for a variety of permanent roles that will influence the technical and commercial success of the team. Four of these roles will be specialized opportunities, advertised as 'Cool Jobs,' and will use Monster's global job seeker reach to help ensure the Marussia F1 Team receives the most qualified applicants from all over the world. As part of the partnership, the Marussia F1 Team will also leverage Monster's Talent Management Suite to optimize efficiency throughout the recruitment lifecycle, and to help the organization quickly hone in on top talent.

The first of the four global 'Cool Jobs' is now available as the team is looking for an aerodynamicist to play a vital role in the development of Marussia's next generation F1 race car. The jobs will be based in the Marussia F1 Team's new technology centre located in Banbury, England, but the team will consider qualified candidates from all over the world, including qualified Canadians. With an expected job start date of mid-April, interested seekers should apply immediately at the Monster Cool Jobs site.

Andy Webb, CEO, Marussia F1 Team, stated: "Monster is an exciting and much-welcome addition to our portfolio of Marussia F1 Team Official Partners. Formula One is a technology-driven sport, but you need the right people with the right talents to drive these processes. At this time, when we are looking to augment our expertise in key areas of the team, this partnership will enable us to reach a much wider scope of qualified candidates, leveraging Monster's global reach and its precision search matching technology."

Katie Allen, Head of HR, Marussia F1 Team, added: "The partnership with Monster will enable us to significantly increase our talent reach quickly and cost-effectively - which is vital in the F1 recruitment arena. As a small F1 team, we also look forward to using the Talent Management Suite to help us manage our recruitment and resourcing plans in the most professional and efficient way, whilst ensuring that more of our HR focus can be directed at development activities for the business and our people."

Ted Gilvar, Executive Vice President, Global Chief Marketing Officer, Monster, noted "We're thrilled to be working the Marussia F1 Team. We're confident that our global reach, combined with our unparalleled job matching technology will help the team find the unique talent they need to succeed."

"This is a very exciting time for Monster.ca, for Canada's many 'cool job' seekers and for F1 racing fans across the country," said Peter Gilfillan, senior vice president sales, US east and general manager of Monster Canada. "We are really looking forward to hosting the Marussia F1 team at the Canadian Grand Prix race this June in Montreal, Monster Canada's home base." Marussia F1

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Monster and Marussia F1 Team will also offer fans from select countries the opportunity to win the chance to shadow the Marussia F1 Team blogger for a key race and experience all of the action first-hand. Winning entrants will help report back on all of the excitement - both trackside and behind the scenes. More details will be available soon.

About Monster Worldwide

Monster Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:MWW), parent company of Monster, the premier global online employment solution for more than a decade, strives to inspire people to improve their lives. With a local presence in key markets in North America, Europe, and Asia, Monster works for everyone by connecting employers with quality job seekers at all levels and by providing personalized career advice to consumers globally. Through online media sites and services, Monster delivers vast, highly targeted audiences to advertisers. To learn more about Monster's industry-leading products and services, visit www.monster.com. More information about Monster Worldwide is available at http://about-monster.com.

About Monster Canada

Monster Canada (www.monster.ca) is Canada's leading online career resources portal - a bilingual, user-friendly site that is improving the employment and recruitment experience in today's competitive job market. Headquartered in Montreal, Monster Canada is part of Monster, the leading global careers and recruitment resource online. With a local presence in key markets in North America, Europe, and Asia, Monster works for everyone by connecting employers with quality job seekers at all levels and by providing personalized career advice to consumers globally. Through online media sites and services, Monster delivers vast, highly targeted audiences to advertisers. To learn more about Monster's industry-leading employer products and services, please visit http://hiring.monster.ca.

About Marussia F1 Team

The Marussia F1 Team is a young and ambitious Anglo-Russian challenger competing in the FIA Formula One World Championship.

Headquartered at the new Marussia Technical Centre in Banbury, UK, the team is majority-owned by the Russian supercar marque, Marussia, based in Moscow.

With just two seasons of F1 competition under its belt, the team has enjoyed an extraordinary journey. It was founded in 2009, under the Resource Restriction Agreement that has redefined the sport's commercial landscape, paving the way for exciting new entrants to challenge tradition and expectation. The Marussia F1 Team has been in the vanguard of a new era of Formula One, harnessing the commercial firepower of Sir Richard Branson's Virgin group of companies, one of its founding partners, to establish an innovative racing team concept for the future.

Technically, the team has experienced the rollercoaster ride that one might expect from the initiation of a young new team into such a tough and highly competitive sport. In only its second season however, with ambitious targets for the future firmly in its sights, the team entered into a long-term technical partnership with McLaren Applied Technologies, which enables the Marussia F1 Team to benefit from access to advanced facilities which are already helping the team produce a competitive racing car for the 2012 season.

As for the team's longer term ambitions, 2014 will see the introduction of a Russian Grand Prix to the race calendar. It goes without saying that success on home asphalt in the Black Sea resort of Sochi is the end-game for the next exciting phase of the Marussia F1 Team journey.

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