jobpilot.co.uk, a leading online recruitment company, announces today that it has signed a partnership agreement with handbag.com (www.handbag.com), the UK’s premier online interest site for women, to provide a job search facility within the careers channel of its website. The partnership means that more than 350,000* visitors to handbag.com have access to an extensive array of job opportunities, at a number of levels and across a wide range of industries and locations.
Users can now search for a number of top jobs in the careers section of handbag.com. Simply by typing in a job category. jobpilot.co.uk’s database offers information about thousands of jobs throughout the UK and Europe, including jobs in the IT, telecommunications, legal and administrative, and banking and finance sectors.
Commenting on the partnership, Sheila Sang, editorial director of handbag.com said: "Our goal is to provide women with the most useful site online - whatever you need, it’s in your handbag.com. So it was important for us to have a quality recruitment partner like jobpilot.co.uk on board. This partnership is really about offering women access to a wide range of employment opportunities and expert career advice."
Pat Elliott, managing director of jobpilot.co.uk, said: "handbag.com was developed to appeal to highly educated, professional and technology-savvy women, who we believe will take full advantage of this new service. Partnerships of this type are key to jobpilot because it links us with users who can best take advantage of what we're offering."
Notes to editor
*Based on Audit Bureau of Circulation electronic audit for November 2000 (367, 071 visitors)
Established in November 1999, jobpilot.co.uk is a leading online recruitment company, which offers employers and employees a fast, flexible and cost-effective service to meet their recruitment needs. In addition to publishing job vacancies and requests, jobpilot has developed a range of innovative products and services, which include a pre-selection service, WAP-enabled job searches and advice for job seekers.
Following the acquisition of Virtual Village Ltd, jobpilot is now positioned as one of the leading application service providers in the area of recruitment workflow management in Europe. Its ASP solutions facilitate the posting of online job advertisements as well as enhancing the filtering process and organisation of CVs for both employers and staffing agencies.
Founded by Jobs & Adverts AG, one of Europe’s largest online recruiters that has been operating in the sector since 1995, jobpilot.co.uk employs a team of experienced professionals committed to building and developing jobpilot in the UK. jobpilot.co.uk is located at Quick House, 65 Clifton Street, London EC2A 4JE.
handbag.com aims to be the most useful place on the Internet for women in the UK. The site includes expert features, advice and Q&As, combined with a wide range of online services edited and customised for women, as well as free web access, email, news, information and online shopping.
The site has its own editors and a range of expert writers dedicated to covering topics from entertainment and careers to relationships and travel. handbag.com features a range of interactive tools and databases, as well as offering interaction with the team of experts, who answer users’ questions and take part in online chats. handbag.com is a 50/50 joint venture between The Boots Company PLC and Hollinger Telegraph New Media. For more information, please visit www.handbag.com.
For further information please contact:
Sarah Rowan / Andrew Hackett
Tel: 020 7282 1049 / 1067
Tel: 020 7684 7253
Mahseer Ltd (for handbag.com)
Tel: 020 7434 2000
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