Through this acquisition, JobMonkey has positioned itself to become the online leader in information about working and living abroad
Seattle, WA (PRWEB) August 06, 2010
JobMonkey, Inc. is pleased to announce the acquisition of the UK-based Working Abroad Magazine. The move enables JobMonkey to expand its work abroad content library and to attract a larger audience of current and prospective expatriates.
Launched in 1999, JobMonkey was among the first websites to publish deep and insightful content about teaching English abroad in locations such as Japan, China, Thailand, and the Czech Republic.
Over the last decade, JobMonkey's expertise has grown to include global opportunities in education, volunteerism, hospitality work, au pair jobs, cruise ship jobs, ski resort jobs, and more. The rich and varied content of Working Abroad Magazine naturally complements and deepens JobMonkey's decade-long commitment to this unique career space.
"Through this acquisition, JobMonkey has positioned itself to become the online leader in information about working and living abroad," said JobMonkey managing editor, Kevin Lustgarten. "Their content and network of contributing writers allows us to attract more of the expatriate audience and others who are interested in work abroad opportunities. I anticipate that we will quickly become the go-to online resource for all things living and working abroad."
With seasoned European-based stringers, Work Abroad Magazine has earned a broad foundation of support within the UK for its insightful coverage of work abroad topics. This coverage aligns with JobMonkey's content priorities and allows the organization to expand its offerings on practical topics such as working at ski resorts and lodges.
Additionally, the reporting in Work Abroad Magazine complements JobMonkey's focus on jobs teaching English as a second language and working in the international hospitality arena. Plus, with Work Abroad Magazine's network of local writers, JobMonkey can provide up-to-the-minute, practical information on procuring visas and work permits, finding a place to live, negotiating cultural differences, overcoming language barriers, and more.
"We can now offer our readers even more personal insights on what it is like to be an expat in Europe - or anywhere around the world," said Matt Lucas, president and founder of JobMonkey. "Our readers can feel like they are coming to a trusted friend, whose honest, reliable advice they can count on."
Through the acquisition of the Work Abroad Magazine, JobMonkey will also be able to give its online readers access to hundreds of pages of content previously available only in the print magazine. JobMonkey has repurposed this once pay-only content for its free website, delivering expertly written material to current and prospective expats.
"JobMonkey looks forward to welcoming readers of Working Abroad Magazine into its network," said Lustgarten. "The magazine's readership was primarily college-aged and recent graduates. This population is especially open to adventurous career opportunities - exactly the kind employment opportunities JobMonkey specializes in."
"Through the new Working Abroad Magazine blog and JobMonkey we plan to introduce people to even more job opportunities in the United States and internationally," continued Lustgarten. "Our websites are outstanding resources for anyone looking for adventurous, seasonal employment at home or abroad, including teaching English as a second language, being a summer camp counselor, working at a theme park like Disney World, or even hitting the trails as a ranch hand at a dude ranch."
About JobMonkey: Since 1999, JobMonkey has helped job hunters find cool seasonal and year-round jobs all over the world. The JobMonkey website features thousands of pages of deep content, job boards, and is the cumulative result of over ten years of ongoing research and writing. Contributors have interviewed hundreds of professionals in North America and around the world in order to bring readers accurate, behind-the-scenes portrayals of a wide range of career opportunities. In addition to its website, JobMonkey also connects with readers through its daily blog and weekly newsletter.
About Working Abroad Magazine: Launched in 2006 as a print magazine and widely distributed in Europe, Working Abroad Magazine is now a free blog maintained by a network of experienced expats who introduce readers to facts about working abroad. Regular features of the magazine include interviews with current expats, profiles of businesses that hire or place people in jobs overseas, job vacancy announcements, and tips for acquiring work visas.
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