Online Recruitment Sites in the US Industry Market Research Report Now Available from IBISWorld

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Growing importance of online services will boost industry demand. For this reason, industry research firm IBISWorld has added a report on the Online Recruitment Sites industry to its growing industry report collection.

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The Online Recruitment Sites industry experienced significant growth throughout the 2000s, until the onset of the recession hit and companies put hiring on hold, hurting demand for industry services. However, the industry was quick to rebound following the recession. According to IBISWorld Industry Analyst Jeremy Edwards, “Industry revenue expanded 16.4% and 14.5% in 2011 and 2012, respectively, as corporate profit rose and companies reinvested in their workforces.” Additionally, more Americans were willing to pay for premium subscriptions to secure new jobs. The internet has become increasingly prominent in consumers' everyday lives and, as a result, the use of online recruitment sites has continued to rise. Consequently, industry revenue is projected to grow at an average annual rate of 13.7% to $2.9 billion over the five years to 2015, including growth of 11.9% in 2015.

Despite strong revenue growth, the industry has gained only a small number of new players. Existing industry players have increased their market share through the purchase of smaller niche players and organic growth of their user bases. Incumbent operators hold a significant competitive advantage in developing brand names and high market share concentration, which has made it difficult for new operators to enter the industry.

Over the next five years, the industry is expected to continue growing as online services become an increasingly important part of consumers' everyday lives. “Industry operators are expected to provide more services to clients, such as candidate assessment, and the recovery of the United States will precipitate more job listings," says Edwards. Rising corporate profit will cause businesses to increase the size of their workforces, and online recruitment sites will benefit from this trend. Additionally, new operators are expected to enter the industry and provide online recruitment services to niche markets, such as healthcare and information technology. Overall, industry revenue is projected to grow over the five years to 2020.

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Online recruitment sites charge employers to list job openings. Operators also maintain databases of resumes that employers can search for a fee. Enterprises in this industry work entirely online and earn a portion of revenue from ad sales.

Industry Performance
Executive Summary
Key External Drivers
Current Performance
Industry Outlook
Industry Life Cycle
Products & Markets
Supply Chain
Products & Services
Major Markets
Globalization & Trade
Business Locations
Competitive Landscape
Market Share Concentration
Key Success Factors
Cost Structure Benchmarks
Barriers to Entry
Major Companies
Operating Conditions
Capital Intensity
Key Statistics
Industry Data
Annual Change
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Recognized as the nation’s most trusted independent source of industry and market research, IBISWorld offers a comprehensive database of unique information and analysis on every US industry. With an extensive online portfolio, valued for its depth and scope, the company equips clients with the insight necessary to make better business decisions. Headquartered in Los Angeles, IBISWorld serves a range of business, professional service and government organizations through more than 10 locations worldwide. For more information, visit or call 1-800-330-3772.

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