About.com Provides Job Search Listings from Indeed
Partnership gives Info.com users access to millions of jobs via top search engine for jobs
NEW YORK and STAMFORD, Conn. - Oct. 5, 2005 - About.com announced today that it has begun
offering its visitors comprehensive job search capabilities powered by Indeed, the leading
search engine for jobs. The job search tool is integrated into About.com's Jobs and Careers
Cities and Towns (www.about.com/citiestowns/)
and Business (www.about.com/business/) channels, giving
About.com's more than 26 million monthly visitors the ability to read About.com's original
content about career-related topics and then search Indeed's index of millions of jobs from
thousands of Web sites. Job search results are displayed on a co-branded Web site developed by Indeed.
"With this new feature, our visitors are not only reading about jobs, but they're finding them
on About.com," said Scott Meyer, CEO of About.com. "Indeed is uniquely positioned to power job
search across About.com's broad range of career-related topics, providing our visitors with the
most comprehensive and up-to-date job search results."
"We're delighted to power job search for About.com, the Web's leading source for original
consumer information and advice," said Paul Forster, CEO and co-founder of Indeed. "Now, with
one simple search, About.com visitors can search jobs on all the major job boards as well as
thousands of newspapers, associations and company Web sites."
The channels that will offer job search on About.com include:
Jobs and Careers (www.about.com/careers/), where visitors can:
- Take the occupational quiz to assess their career path
- View sample cover letters and resumes
- Find out more about courses related to specific professions and industries that interest them
Education (www.about.com/education/), where visitors can:
- View college rankings
- Complete surveys to determine which occupation best suits them
- Read articles on important and timely educational issues that might affect their career
Cities and Towns (www.about.com/citiestowns/), where visitors can:
- Get information on relocating to a new area
- Learn interesting facts and history about cities and towns across the country
- View local events in the area where they choose to pursue their career
Business (www.about.com/business/), where visitors can:
Job seekers on About.com will benefit from Indeed's advanced job search capabilities,
such as the ability to search by company name, company location, job title and maximum commuting distance.
- Learn about best practices in various industries
- Read helpful tips on starting a business
- View standard applications for business loans
Indeed is a search engine for jobs - with a radically different approach to job search.
In one simple search, Indeed gives job seekers free access to millions of jobs from thousands
of sources, including company Web sites, job boards, newspapers and associations. With the
familiar look and feel of general search engines, Indeed makes it easy for job seekers to
drill down by keyword and location to jobs that fit their requirements precisely. Job seekers
may also save their searches as email alerts or RSS feeds. Indeed.com was selected by Time
magazine as one of the "50 Coolest Web Sites" for 2005. Indeed is a privately held company
based in Stamford, Connecticut. Shareholders include The New York Times Company, Union Square
Ventures and Allen & Company. For more information, please visit www.indeed.com.
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Founded in 1997, About.com is the leading online source for original consumer information and advice
and was acquired in March 2005 by The New York Times Company (NYSE: NYT), a leading media company with
2004 revenues of $3.3 billion, includes The New York Times, the International Herald Tribune, The Boston
Globe, 15 other daily newspapers, eight network-affiliated television stations, two New York City radio
stations and 35 Web sites, including NYTimes.com, Boston.com and About.com. For the fifth consecutive
year, the Company was ranked No. 1 in the publishing industry in Fortune's 2005 list of America's Most
Admired Companies. The Company's core purpose is to enhance society by creating, collecting and
distributing high-quality news, information and entertainment.
For About.com: Kathy J. Park, 212-556-4059; E-mail: email@example.com
For Indeed.com: E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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