Private investment firm Comvest Partners acquires the financially troubled e-retailer, which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in March.
Online job search board EmploymentCrossing has launched ECommerceCrossing, a web site featuring available e-commerce jobs.
Online job search board EmploymentCrossing has launched ECommerceCrossing, a web site featuring available e-commerce jobs. The site, which charges job hunters a monthly membership fee of $29.95, says it features open positions from nearly every e-commerce job source in the U.S. It does not charge employers to post jobs.
"In this market, it is extremely hard to get a job with a recruiter, and recruiters typically work with very few companies," says A. Harrison Barnes, founder and CEO of ECommerceCrossing. "Job openings that are not widely known or publicized are the easiest jobs to get. ECommerceCrossing is a research company that works for job seekers," Barnes says. "We seek to connect you to employers. There are an astonishing number of e-commerce job openings out there. We want to find them all.”
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of e-commerce jobs in the country is expected to rise by between 32% and 38% between 2006 and 2016. ECommerceCrossing estimates that demand for e-commerce software publishing services will grow as prices for computers and related hardware fall. The company also says more businesses are moving supply networks to the web and developing online marketplaces. And, it adds, more computer security jobs are becoming available with the growth in e-commerce.
“Software publishers, computer programmers and database professionals will be the most sought-after professionals in the field of e-commerce for the decade,” the company says in a release.
To promote the launch, EcommerceCrossing is offering a free one-week trial of access to the online job board.