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Yahoo! HotJobs Launches IT Center and Teams with OSDN to Provide
 Access to Job Opportunities

Tuesday April 06, 2004 - [ 07:41 PM GMT ]   
Topics: News
Read more at: hotjobs.yahoo.com/itjobs

Yahoo! HotJobs (Nasdaq: YHOO) today launched the HotJobs Information Technology Center to tap the $2001 million IT recruitment advertising market and provide IT professionals and job seekers with access to thousands of employment opportunities in one easy-to-navigate center. The company also announced that it has teamed with OSDN, the leading independent technology network and a subsidiary of VA Software Corp. (Nasdaq:LNUX), to run their TechJobs channel. Powered by Yahoo!'s renowned search and match technology, both HotJobs' IT Center and OSDN's TechJobs channel make it even easier for IT job seekers to find the right jobs and for employers to find the right candidates.

The company has teamed with OSDN to tap into the network's community of technical professionals working with both proprietary and Open Source technologies. OSDN has grown to more than 12 million unique visitors and more than 225 million page views monthly2. OSDN's network, which includes sites such as Slashdot.org and SourceForge.net, has one of the richest concentrations of technology professionals online.

"Yahoo! HotJobs is committed to providing job seekers with opportunities that are in high demand - and we have seen a 44 percent growth of IT jobs on Yahoo! HotJobs over the last 12 months," said David Brensilber, vice president of business affairs for Yahoo! HotJobs. "The HotJobs IT Center also offers IT professionals a chance to polish and improve their own careers with educational tips and tools from career experts."

The OSDN TechJobs channel gives IT professionals a direct link to the IT employment opportunities listed on Yahoo! HotJobs. The job listings are broken down into numerous categories including Java, C++, Developer, Web Designer, Software Engineer, Network Administrator, Unix, Linux, Systems Engineer and Programmer. Users can search for jobs, post resumes, read up on current career trends and compare their salaries to industry averages.

"Giving our audience direct access to services like TechJobs is critical to our mission. OSDN's community of IT and development professionals relies on OSDN for their daily dose of the latest technology news, tools and community interaction. By leveraging Yahoo! HotJobs' expertise, we are now able to deliver one-click access to one of the largest and best sources of technology jobs in North America-putting our audience in control of their own career choices," said Patrick Ferrell, senior vice president and general manager of OSDN.

Job seekers can enjoy direct access to OSDN TechJobs through the HotJobs IT Center. Slashdot.org and SourceForge.net, both OSDN sites, are also partners of HotJobs IT Center. You can visit the HotJobs IT Center and OSDN TechJobs at: hotjobs.yahoo.com/itjobs .

About OSDN OSDN, a wholly-owned subsidiary of VA Software Corp. (Nasdaq: LNUX), is the leading independent community-driven media network on the Web. OSDN publishes two world-renowned networks of Web sites: the OSDN technology network, which attracts every level of IT decision maker, influencer and buyer; and the MediaBuilder network, which reaches graphics and Web designers worldwide. OSDN sites include Slashdot.org, SourceForge.net, ITManagersJournal.com, DevChannels.org, Linux.com, ThinkGeek.com, and freshmeat.net Monthly traffic on the network has recently reached an all time high of 225 million page views and 12 million unique visitors. For more information, visit www.ostg.com.

Note to editors: VA Software, OSDN and SourceForge are trademarks or registered trademarks of VA Software Corporation in the United States and other countries. Slashdot is a registered trademark of OSDN in the United States and other countries. ThinkGeek is a registered trademark of ThinkGeek, Inc., in the United States and other countries. All other trademarks or product names are property of their respective owners.

About Yahoo! HotJobs As a leader in the online recruiting industry, Yahoo! HotJobs (www.hotjobs.com) has revolutionized the way people manage their careers and the way companies hire talent. Yahoo! HotJobs' tools and advice put job seekers in control of their careers and make it easier and more cost-effective for employers and staffing firms to find qualified candidates. In addition to its popular consumer job board, Yahoo! HotJobs provides employers, recruiters, and staffing agencies with progressive recruiting solutions and hiring management software. Job seekers voted Yahoo! HotJobs.com the (2002, 2003) "Best General Purpose Job Board for Job Seekers," and recruiters voted Yahoo! HotJobs the (2003) "Most Recruiter-Friendly General Purpose Site" in a survey conducted by WEDDLE's.

1 - Salomon Smith Barney, June 2003; Yahoo! HotJobs internal analysis
2 - OSDN internal audit, Oct-Dec. 2003

Media Contacts:

Yahoo! HotJobs Lauren Meller
212-699-5316

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Shannon Duffy
sduffy@otg.com

 

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