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Reed Elsevier Buys ChoicePoint, Boosts Background Checking Capability

February 22, 2008
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In a move that promises to bolster its employment screening services, publishing and information powerhouse Reed Elsevier said Thursday, February 21, that it plans to acquire data broker ChoicePoint for $4.1 billion.
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Staffing Firm Sells Off Non-Core Division

February 6, 2008
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Hudson Highland Group’s energy and engineering staffing subsidiary does not typically reflect low-skilled staffing, but was sold because it is not as profitable as divisions like legal and IT talent placement.
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Phoenix-Based Job Board Expands Presence in Large Markets

February 4, 2008
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Jobing.com has purchased WorkMetro, an operator of local employment Web sites in such markets as Atlanta, Pittsburgh, Baltimore, Philadelphia and Nashville, Tennessee.
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Monster Teams With Hispanic Site Geared Toward Professionals

January 23, 2008
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The agreement is part of Monster’s ongoing strategy to entrench itself in the Hispanic market and comes on the heels of its alliance in late October with Consorte Media to launch a co-branded Web site, Career Latino.
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Private Equity Firm to Buy Hewitt’s Software Unit

January 17, 2008
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Hewitt Associates Inc. is selling its Cyborg payroll and human resources software services unit to Vista Equity Partners, a San Francisco-based private equity firm.
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Monster Shares Fall After News Corp. Denies Bid

January 10, 2008
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Shares of Monster Worldwide Inc. fell on Thursday, January 10, after News Corp. denied speculation that it made a bid to acquire the online jobs site operator.
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Monster Acquires Job Site Operator for $61M

January 5, 2008
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The acquisition comes less than a year after Monster and Affinity signed a deal that allows job seekers to access Affinity’s Web sites when registering for a MyMonster account.
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HotJobs Adds More Publications to Consortium

November 21, 2007
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HotJobs’ parent company began teaming with media companies a year ago to form the Newspaper Consortium, which now includes some 415 dailies and 140 weeklies, to broaden its reach and tap into diverse audiences.
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Taleo, AIRS Team Up to Source Job Candidates

November 20, 2007
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The alliance between two big-name HR tech providers could help to offset worries among employers who are on the fence about whether to outsource recruiting.
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Kronos Acquires Deploy Solutions in Bid to Expand Services

October 31, 2007
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In a move to establish itself as a dominant force in hourly staffing software, Kronos announces it is acquiring Deploy, a provider of selection and hiring software based.
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