Beyond.com, Inc., the world’s largest
network of online niche career communities, announces a strategic
international expansion into Canada, fueled by the company’s acquisition of
JobAnimal.com, Inc. — Canada’s largest career network with close to 800 local
and industry domains representing over 873,000 registered job seekers and more
than 150 Canadian job sites. The move comes on the heels of Beyond.com’s
recent acquisition of TechCareers.com from CMP Technology (see August 6
release) earlier this year.
The acquisition of JobAnimal.com enables Beyond.com to expand its reach
into the international job market, delivering global services to new and
existing customers as their needs continue to expand beyond U.S. boarders.
Based in Ottawa, Ontario the new Canadian operation provides employers with an
extensive network of niche-specific Canadian job sites to help effectively
target and recruit local, highly-qualified candidates. Job seekers also
benefit from Beyond.com’s recent expansion through access to a number of job
opportunities tailored specifically to their province or industry, as well as
obtain a variety of career resources including: continuing education, resume
writing help, career consultation and loan consolidation.
According to an October 5 Labour Force Survey release from Statistics
Canada, Canada’s national statistical agency, Canada’s job market has been
steadily growing, with the largest recent increases coming from educational
services, public administration, scientific and technical services, and
agriculture. The release goes on to report that so far in 2007, employment has
grown by 1.7 percent, a rate of growth higher than that observed over the
first nine months of 2006 (1.3 percent).
“Our expansion into Canada marks the first step in a phased approach to
broaden our network and realize additional opportunities at home and abroad,”
said Rich Milgram, CEO of Beyond.com, Inc. “Our Canadian presence will provide
a level of data and resources for job seekers and employers alike to utilize
from our rich network for better connections and job matching. We’re thrilled
to further expand our business in North America and look forward to more
successes to come.”