Philly Newspaper Group Teams up with Monster.com

By: E&P Staff

Philadelphia Media Holdings, the new owner of The Philadelphia Inquirer and the Daily News, has struck up a deal with online recruitment site Monster.com. It?s the first alliance between Monster and a major newspaper company.

A new co-branded job search site will be launched on Aug. 14 delivering recruitment tools and services to Philadelphia-area employers and job seekers.

?We chose to partner with Monster.com because we wanted to work with the industry?s premier online job site,? Brian Tierney, chairman and CEO of Philadelphia Media Holdings, said in a statement. ?We?re comfortable breaking new ground and we believe partnering with Monster.com puts us on the cutting edge of the next wave in online job searching.?

Until Tierney?s group took over, the former Knight Ridder Philadelphia papers were part of Monster competitor CareerBuilder.com. Gannett, Tribune, and Knight Ridder stared CareerBuilder as the industry?s answer to online recruitment.

?With the choices available to Philadelphia Media Holdings, we are delighted that they selected Monster as their preferred online partner and look forward to collaborating as a dynamic new force that will further elevate and advance the overall recruitment marketplace in Philadelphia,? Andrew McKelvey, chairman and CEO of Monster Worldwide, said in a statement.

?As the first alliance between Monster and a major newspaper media group, this initiative is a prime example of our continued commitment to grow Monster through a variety of strategic distribution points and partnerships,? McKelvey said.

Terms of the alliance were not disclosed.

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