8/13/04

AllRetailJobs.com and canadianretail.com Announce Joint Marketing Pact

Paul Demery , Managing Editor, B2B E-commerce

Agreement Boosts Resume and Candidate Totals for Retail Job Board Leaders

MIAMI BEACH, FL (August 10, 2004) -- AllRetailJobs.com and canadianretail.com have signed an agreement to post applicable jobs on each other’s Web sites and to jointly market their services to major retail companies seeking employees in the U.S. and Canada. AllRetailJobs.com is the leading niche job board exclusively targeting the U.S. retail market, while canadianretail.com is the top Canadian retail job board.

Together, the two sites draw over 300,000 retail job seekers per month and currently list about 28,000 job openings. Their databases total more than 150,000 active resumes, while their collective client list of more than 4,000 retailers includes leading apparel, automotive, department and discount stores, electronics, hardware, home improvements, jewelry, office products, specialty, supermarket, telecom and video store chains.

"With the largest number of retail clients posting jobs online in North America, canadianretail.com and AllRetailJobs.com are able to offer retail job seekers an unparalleled selection of jobs," said Brenda Dumont, the president of canadianretail. "AllRetailJobs.com shares our devotion to promoting retail as a career. It’s an excellent shared-vision fit."

With client approval, Canadian jobs posted on AllRetailJobs.com will automatically be listed on canadianretail.com and vice-versa. The companies will market their services in retail magazines, Internet sources and newsletters, distributed to customers and potential clients. "The agreement of two such formidable job boards ensures that companies with stores in both countries get the best candidates," said Don Firth, the founder of AllRetailJobs.com. "We have long been an admirer of canadianretail. We’re delighted to partner with them."

Coincidentally, both AllRetailJobs.com and canadianretail.com launched in March 2001 and each board has grown rapidly to dominate the retail job markets in their respective countries. Job postings and revenues at AllRetailJobs.com soared 45 percent during the first half of 2004 and 43 percent for canadianretail.com. With consumer confidence rising again, and retail stores hiring more workers, both companies anticipate continued robust growth for the rest of the year.

"We expect business to continue surging," said Mr. Firth. "Most retailers now recognize the benefits of listing their open positions on the leading niche boards, exclusively targeting candidates with retail experience. With a three-year proven track record of success for retail candidate sourcing, our boards continue to be the only logical choice for retailers."

For more information regarding AllRetailJobs.com, call Don Firth at (877) 562-7368. For canadianretail.com, call Brenda Dumont at (866) 442-0044, ext. 1.

About AllRetailJobs.com:
ALLRETAILJOBS.COM is the leading online career and recruiting board for the retail industry in the U.S. and is in the Top 10 out of 40,000 niche job boards on the Internet. AllRetailJobs.com was the only retail board selected by CareerXroads and Weddles, the recognized experts on Internet recruiting sites, in their directories of best sites for 2002, 2003 and 2004.

About canadianretail.com:
canadianretail.com is Canada’s only strictly-retail focused career and recruiting job board for the retail/wholesale industry in Canada. Endorsed by the Retail Council of Canada, canadianretail.com provides online retail recruitment services to retailers from every category coast to coast.

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Employment website, Internet recruiting, Management, Online shopping, Retail Council of Canada

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