All the news that fits, starting with Facebook's (ahem!) new job board

Ok, the election is in the rearview mirror, winter is looming, and I bet you haven’t gotten all of your Christmas presents yet! Nevertheless, things keep happening in the job board and online recruiting world. For example:

  • Facebook launches their job board aggregatorFacebook launched its long-awaited initiative into online recruiting via a ‘social jobs partnership’ featuring aggregated listings from BranchOut, Work4Labs, Jobvite, Monster, and DirectEmployers.
  • Beyond buys JobCircle:, one of the largest job board networks, acquired JobCircle, a job board network focused in the Mid-Atlantic. This was the first acquisition for Beyond since 2010.
  • Monster has layoffs – againMonster closed operations in Brazil and Mexico, and laid off an estimated 800 personnel.
  • LinkedIn beats expectations for Q3LinkedIn generated $252M for Q3 and raised revenue expectations for the year. However, user engagement numbers still trail Facebook and Google.
  • Acquisition suits IndeedThe aggregator announced plans to hire 90 people in their Austin office.
  • Evenbase invests in startup: Evenbase, owner of, announced a minority investment in Workana, an online marketplace for freelance and remote workers focused on Latin America.
  • GlassDoor raises more moolah: Company review and social recruiting company GlassDoor rasied $20M in Series D funds. The money was to be used for increased sales and international growth.
  • SimplyHired gets a new CEO: Gautam Godhwani, founder and CEO of SimplyHired, exited his position to be replaced by Yahoo! veteran James Beriker. This was the second major shakeup for SimplyHired in the past year.
  • Indeed gets a new CEORony Kahan, co-founder of Indeed, became CEO after Paul Forster relocated to London and a new title – Senior Advisor.

That’s it for now folks – see you soon!

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