Florida CareerLINK Aquired by World’s Largest Regional Job Board Operator
Clearwater, FL (February 8, 2007) – – Florida CareerLINK, the leading
recruitment services provider in Tampa Bay, announced today that it has been acquired by
RegionalHelpWanted.com, Inc., privately held company based in Poughkeepsie, New York.
RegionalHelpWanted.com owns and operates the world’s largest network of local
job boards in 311 markets across the United States and Canada.
RegionalHelpWanted.com has retained most of Florida CareerLINK’s
employees and will continue using the Florida CareerLINK name and web
site address, www.floridacareerlink.com.
“We’re very excited to bring Florida CareerLINK into the
growing RegionalHelpWanted.com network,” said Eric P. Straus, president
and chief executive officer of RegionalHelpWanted.com, Inc. “Pam Kauten
and her team have made Florida CareerLINK the state’s premier local
jobs web site. We look forward to building on their success and
delivering an unparalleled customer experience for local job seekers
and employers in Florida.”
Since its launch in 1999, RegionalHelpWanted.com has
grown to become one of the five largest employment destinations on the
Web. In 2004, it was named one of Entrepreneur Magazine’s Top 100
Fastest Growing Companies.
“We could not have found a better organization than
RegionalHelpWanted.com to take Florida Career LINK to even greater
heights,” said Pam Kauten, president of Peak Connections, parent
company of Florida CareerLINK. “RegionalHelpWanted.com will play a
major role in Florida’s economic future as the virtual marketplace for
the state’s best talent.”
Florida CareerLINK was named “Business Team of the Year”
for 2006 by the Tampa Bay Business Journal. The publication also named
Florida CareerLINK one of Tampa Bay’s “Best Places to Work” for 2006,
ranking it in the top 20 Tampa Bay area companies ranging in size from
About Florida CareerLINK, Inc.
1997, PEAK Connections, Inc. is a leading recruiting solutions and
software company that develops and provides innovative recruiting
solutions and services for LOCAL employers. As the company's flagship
job site, Florida CareerLINK.com, was voted the #1 LOCAL recruitment
site in the state of Florida for the past 10 years and has also been
recognized by Weddle's Guide and CareerXRoad's as one of the top
employment sites in the country. For more information, visit www.floridacareerlink.com.
RegionalHelpWanted.com, Inc. is a privately held company based in
Poughkeepsie, New York. It owns and operates -- in strategic alliances
with local media throughout North America -- the world’s largest
network of local job boards in 311 markets across the US and Canada.
Since its launch in 1999, RegionalHelpWanted.com has grown to become
one of the five largest employment destinations on the Web; it was
named one of Entrepreneur Magazine’s Top 100 Fastest Growing Companies
of 2004. The company also owns and operates Cupid.com, a website that
offers both online dating and speed dating events to 1.3 million
members throughout North America. For more information, visit www.regionalhelpwanted.com/corporate.