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December 01, 2011 08:00 ET

Monster Introduces Two Breakthrough Functions for its Popular BeKnown™ Networking App

Employers Can Boost Job Exposure to People on Facebook with free 'Jobs Tab'; College Students and Grads Can Better Connect via free 'College Pages'

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Dec. 1, 2011) -

ATTENTION: NEWS, BUSINESS EDITORS

Monster.com®, the worldwide leader in connecting people to job opportunities and flagship brand of Monster Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:MWW), continues to deliver social solutions to meet the evolving needs of employers and job seekers with the introduction of 'Jobs Tab' and 'College Pages' for BeKnown™ - Monster's fast-growing professional networking app on Facebook®.

Available globally, the BeKnownJobs Tab provides even wider recruitment reach for all companies in BeKnown, by automatically distributing brand content and jobs to a company's Facebook Page, leveraging a brand's existing fan base to reach active and passive job seekers at no cost to the company. And to meet the evolving needs of employers and job seekers, the BeKnown College Pages provide an opportunity for current and graduating students to build stronger career networks and professional connections with alumni on Facebook who work at top companies that are hiring.

"Many employers already have people who Like their brand and engage with them and these are professionals who could one day become job candidates - and HR pros and recruiters can now tap into the power of this engagement by making it easy to view all jobs available at their company via the BeKnown Jobs Tab," said Peter Gilfillan, senior vice president and general manager of Monster Canada. "With BeKnown College Pages, college graduates can now tap into alumni networks that are a key source for career opportunities today. BeKnown College Pages also provide the career-focused presence that institutions of higher education need today to connect students to alumni in ways that other professional networks do not readily offer."

BeKnown Jobs Tab lets employers with a BeKnown Company Profile page automatically distribute recruitment branding elements and job listings --- including BeKnown social job listings, Monster postings and soon all ATS jobs* --- to their company Facebook Page, to reach candidates beyond their network of professionals on BeKnown. Unlike other professional networking sites, Monster is not charging companies to provide job listings to their Facebook Pages. If an employer has a Company Profile page in BeKnown, they can simply integrate the Jobs Tab into their main Facebook Page and extend their social recruitment presence to reach a much broader network of professionals on Facebook.

With BeKnown Company Profile Pages and the Jobs Tab, employers will be able to:

  • Establish a recruitment-focused brand presence on Facebook;
  • Introduce people on Facebook to all current job opportunities;
  • Feature all their Monster jobs on BeKnown;
  • Facilitate conversation between employees and potential candidates to drive high quality referrals;
  • Allow visitors to follow their company and become part of the future talent pipeline.

BeKnown College Pages provide institutions with a great way to build a professional network of students and alumni through Facebook, and gives page visitors an opportunity to professionally network and discover job opportunities. BeKnown is extending the benefits of its already free job listings by automatically adding jobs posted by alumni to the College profile page; thereby enabling alumni to help their employers find top talent while at the same time contributing to the college community.

With BeKnown College Pages:

  • Any jobs posted by alumni on BeKnown are added to the College/University profile page and Alumni with job opportunities can post jobs to students and recent alums for free.
  • School administrators can claim their University Profile page and grow a professional network of current students, graduating students and alumni.
  • Students can follow their school and build relationships/connections with alumni working at top companies & discover alumni jobs.
  • Students and alumni can share job opportunities & connect professionally.

Launched in June, the BeKnown professional networking app is available in 19 languages in 36 countries and is also accessible for free via mobile apps on Android and iPhone devices. Visit http://go.beknown.com for more information on BeKnown, or follow BeKnown on Twitter and visit the BeKnown blog for regular updates.

*The Jobs Tab is available now and will support all BeKnown and Monster job postings and will support all jobs from a company's ATS beginning in early December if the ATS provides an RSS or XML feed of job postings.

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. Monster Worldwide is a member of the S&P 500 Index. To learn more about Monster's industry-leading employer products and services, please visit http://hiring.monster.ca.

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 bring people together to advance 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. Monster Worldwide is a member of the S&P 500 Index. 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/.

Special Note: Safe Harbor Statement Under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: Except for historical information contained herein, the statements made in this release constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Such forward-looking statements involve certain risks and uncertainties, including statements regarding Monster Worldwide, Inc.'s strategic direction, prospects and future results. Certain factors, including factors outside of Monster Worldwide's control, may cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in the forward- looking statements, including economic and other conditions in the markets in which Monster Worldwide operates, risks associated with acquisitions, competition, seasonality and the other risks discussed in Monster Worldwide's Form 10-K and other filings made with the Securities and Exchange Commission, which discussions are incorporated in this release by reference.

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