Jobster is an employment website for job listings.
Jobseekers can search and apply at www.jobster.co.uk.
Jobster was originally founded in February 2004 by Jason Goldberg and Phillip Bogle. It was located in Seattle, Washington and is backed by the investors Ignition Partners, Trinity Ventures, Mayfield Fund and Reed Elsevier Ventures. Jobster made money through its targeted job advertising services for employers.
In August 2005 Jobster acquired WorkZoo.com, a job meta-search engine founded by Mark Maunder, which was integrated into Jobster's home page. In May 2006, Jobster acquired GoJobby.com founded by Tony Wright and Brian Fioca. In June 2006, Jobster acquired Recruiting.com run by Jason Davis. In January 2007, Jobster announced their exclusive job search partnership with Facebook. The validity of this exclusive partnership was disputed in May when Oodle launched classifieds partnership with Facebook. Jobster also hosts the Jobster Career Center on the Facebook Platform.
In April 2009, The company officially changed its name to Recruiting.com to better align with its new strategic focus as a provider of sourcing and CRM for recruiters. In April 2010 the Jobster.com web property was sold by Recruiting.com to Zapoint, Inc., a provider of online employee career management and organizational planning solutions including SkillsMapper. Recruiting.com was acquired by Jobing.com in 2010.
In June 2010, Jobster was named in the Lead411's Hottest Seattle Companies list.
In 2017 Jobster was re-established with a registered trademark (UK00003385448) in the United Kingdom by Oliver Adderley. With over ten years in the industry, Oliver was the founder of Online Resourcing, Jobs Direct and Talent Match ATS. Jobster.co.uk represents a natural evolution of online recruitment from job board and aggregator platforms to social media and search engines. Jobster aim to enhance and drive forward new recruitment solutions that are reputable, accessible and break through boundaries.
- Social network
- Business network
- Social software
- Web 2.0
- Vertical search
- Employment website
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