Release Dates: Immediate
Tish Spearman, MindSpring Enterprises, Inc.
MindSpring and Headhunter.net Announce Marketing Agreement
MindSpring Subscribers Receive Discount on all HeadHunter.net Services
Atlanta (July 26, 1999) - Leading national Internet Service Provider, MindSpring Enterprises Inc. (NASDAQ: MSPG), and Headhunter.net (www.headhunter.net), an online recruiting company, today announced plans to offer Headhunter.net content on the MindSpring homepage as well as a discount on Headhunter.net's career services. Through the terms of this one-year marketing arrangement, MindSpring subscribers will have access to Headhunter.net's extensive job database where they may post résumés for free and receive a special 10 percent discount on posting a job opening.
"Online recruiting has emerged as an important trend with an estimated 2.5 million résumés currently posted online," said Erika Jolly, MindSpring's vice president of consumer products. "MindSpring's partnership with Headhunter.net gives our customers a real edge in their hiring practices, which is imperative for small businesses intent on driving growth."
Currently, Headhunter.net content may be accessed through MindSpring's web properties. The new web page will be directly accessible via www.mindspring.com and MindSpring's start page, www.start.mindspring.com.
Visitors to the new web page will have access to Headhunter.net's database that contains more than 215,000 résumés and 150,000 current job listings. Job seekers may search for jobs by industry, position, salary and location, and post their résumés for review by potential employers. All industries and salary ranges are represented, including information technology, engineering, accounting, sales and marketing.
"We're impressed by MindSpring's attention to the small business sector," said Mark Partin, CFO, Headhunter.net. "This group is a logical target for online recruiting and an important customer to Headhunter.net. Partnering with a respected industry leader like MindSpring demonstrates our commitment to quality online recruiting and meeting the unique hiring needs of our customers."
MindSpring Enterprises, Inc. (NASDAQ: MSPG) is a leading Internet service provider focused on delivering outstanding service and support to its customers. By following its Core Values and Beliefs, MindSpring is committed to doing an exceptional job of serving its customers, its employees, its owners and its community. MindSpring's dial-up subscribers can browse the World Wide Web, send electronic mail, participate in informative online chats and access over 20,000 newsgroups. MindSpring offers local Internet service in 775 locations throughout the United States. MindSpring also is a leading provider of Web Hosting services and domain registrations.
Headhunter.net is a leading online recruitment service that specializes in empowering corporations and candidates to control the position of their job or resume postings within a search. Headquartered near Atlanta, in Norcross, Ga., Headhunter.net averages between 70,000 and 90,000 unique users every day. The site has more than 150,000 current jobs posted, with salary values ranging from entry level to more than $500,000, and more than 200,000 resumes. The 1999 Electronic Recruiting Index lists Headhunter.net as one of the top two employment sites rated by recruiters in a survey gauging user satisfaction and online performance.
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