Bright.com, a San Francisco-based, data-driven job search site, has raised $14 million in a Series B round.
Startup InternMatch has raised $4 million in a Series A round meant to help the company build out its engineering team.
One of the biggest drivers for LinkedIn’s business isn’t the consumer-facing side that you see — it’s the set of tools the company provides professional recruiters to match people with jobs. And the company is using data and technology to improve those tools.
Despite high joblessness in the country, many companies have job openings but lack qualified applicants. Steve Goodman, of Bright, says big data and data science can help fix that problem.
Indeed has been a quiet success story, becoming the No. 1 job search site in the world after launching in 2004. Now, it’s being acquired by Japan’s Recruit Co. in a deal that will create a dominant worldwide HR and recruiting service.
With jobs still hard to come by as the downturn rolls on, British startup Adzuna says it wants to help get more people into positions with its job search service — and has ambitious plans to take on its rivals in the competitive classified industry.
I’ve been given a sneak peak at an Elance study that investigates the attitudes of “millennials” to work, their careers and job searching. Perhaps the most interesting finding in the study is how positive the millenials are about freelancing as a career choice.
Yet more evidence that the smart grid industry is facing pressure to get cheaper, and fast: Michigan utility Consumers Energy may be cutting $400 million from its $500 million smart grid spending plan over the next five years, reports Smart Grid Today.
But the skills and characteristics that a hiring manager is looking for on a telecommuter’s resume aren’t always the same as when you’re looking for other jobs. Among other things, employers are looking for the following:
JobDeck aims to make the process of looking for work on Twitter even easier. It provides a refined search that allows you to drill down and find job offers and information about prospective employers and employees, and it does it all in the familiar environment of TweetDeck