There's no question that Joel is one of the strongest thought leaders in our industry, and he likes to challenge the status quo
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Phoenix, Arizona (Vocus) September 10, 2009
Jobing.com announced today its acquisition of The Cheesman Group, including the recruitment industry's leading third party news and opinion website, Cheezhead.com. The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
As part of the acquisition, Cheesman Group founder, Joel Cheesman, a recognized expert in the field of recruitment and interactive marketing, will be joining Jobing.com as Senior Vice President. Cheesman will be focusing on enhancing the organization's activities with online marketing including SEO, SEM, content, blogs, video publishing and interactive marketing.
"There's no question that Joel is one of the strongest thought leaders in our industry, and he likes to challenge the status quo," said Aaron Matos, founder and CEO of Jobing.com. "His experience in online marketing and his extensive involvement with multiple job boards and recruitment related ventures makes him a huge asset to the Jobing.com team. We are incredibly excited to have one of the most respected and knowledgeable players in the industry join us in providing great information and resources to our clients."
"My knowledge and experience can obviously help Jobing grow in a variety of different ways," Cheesman stated. "My immediate focus will be to use my skills to help the organization enhance its online marketing initiatives and to help Jobing advance its interests and provide better service for its clients and target market. I have a lot of respect for Aaron and his team and I'm looking forward to combining our organizations to better serve the market and continuing Jobing's growth."
The company plans changes for the Cheezhead.com website to align it with Jobing.com's overall mission and objectives to connect local employers and job seekers. Edited by Joel Cheesman, a team of authors and guest bloggers, the site provides independent commentary and opinions on the industry and industry players. "We believe the audience of recruitment professionals visiting the site is important to Jobing.com," Matos shared.
"As an independent third-party, covering industry news was an important part of the website," Cheesman stated, "however as part of Jobing.com, we will be evolving the content of the site for our employers, providing content relative to local recruitment. With the blog now becoming part of a competitor in the industry, we think it's important to change the editorial direction of the website to no longer comment on specific industry players and will be modifying the current site's content to be in alignment with this new vision."
A three-time Inc. 500 fastest growing company, Jobing.com is a leading media provider of locally-focused recruiting, online job search and talent management solutions designed to connect local employers and job seekers. Jobing.com's portfolio of products include, among others: the largest locally-focused job search web site; Career Expo job fairs; JobingVideo; Jobing.com CareerCenter; Jobing Career Services; Jobing Education; and Outplacing.com. Jobing.com is a privately held, employee-owned company, funded by investors Great Hill Partners and JMI Equity. For more information, visit http://www.Jobing.com.
About the Cheesman Group
Founded in 2005 by industry expert, Joel Cheesman, The Cheesman Group is a recruitment industry niche providing consulting services, and independent thoughts and ideas through its renowned industry blog, Cheezhead.com. Cheezhead.com has been the recipient of Recruiting.com's Best Technology Recruitment Blog award in 2005 and received the award for Best Recruiting Blog in 2007. The company's founder is a recognized professional speaker in the industry with topics focusing on recruitment best practices and online marketing strategies.
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