CHICAGO, April 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- CareerBuilder, the leader in human capital solutions, continues to grow its European business with the acquisition of Top Language Jobs (TLJ), the leading global online jobsite for multi-language jobs and candidates. TLJ operates more than 40 sites in 25 countries across Europe and in the U.S. The primary site www.toplanguagejobs.co.uk can also be accessed by using the .com domain.
Language skills are in demand worldwide. According to data from TLJ, job postings requiring multiple language skills continue to increase across Europe with over 120,000 job listings in France, the U.K. and Germany alone -- and more than 200,000 in total. In the U.S., there are more than 180,000 job listings with a language skills requirement.
"Entering the ever-growing global language jobs market presents a strategic opportunity for CareerBuilder since many companies today rely on multilingual workers as they expand into new economies," said Tony Roy, President of CareerBuilder EMEA. "It gives our clients access to a new diverse pool of bilingual and multilingual job seekers to fill their open positions. Job seekers, in turn, are able to explore opportunities in markets around the world."
According to a 2007 Nielsen Report, more than $83 billion is spent by consumers every year to acquire language skills. TLJ allows customers and candidates to search from 72 primary languages and hundreds of dialects worldwide.
"The acquisition is not only exciting for Top Language Jobs, but for linguistic professionals across the globe," said Aytac Irfan, Managing Director of TLJ. "The increasing demand for multilingual talent, coupled with the CareerBuilder network across Europe and in the U.S., will add a plethora of new opportunities for job seekers looking to use their language skills."
CareerBuilder operates in 21 markets outside the U.S. and, through partnerships, has a presence in more than 60 markets worldwide.
About Top Language Jobs
Top Language Jobs is Europe's No. 1 specialist language recruitment job portal. They operate the largest global network of Job Boards dedicated to multilingual job seekers looking for work internationally. Top Language Jobs works with the world's top employers offering them a platform to advertise their vacancies in 23 European Countries, United States, and Canada. Their Career Fair Division also operates the largest specialist multilingual career fairs in 10 locations across Europe. They have over 300,000 unique visitors, 8,000 job opportunities listed, and 345,000 registered users.
CareerBuilder is the global leader in human capital solutions, helping companies target and attract their most important asset - their people. Its online career site, CareerBuilder.com®, is the largest in the United States with more than 24 million unique visitors, 1 million jobs and 45 million resumes. CareerBuilder works with the world's top employers, providing resources for everything from employment branding and data analysis to recruitment support. More than 10,000 websites, including 140 newspapers and broadband portals such as MSN and AOL, feature CareerBuilder's proprietary job search technology on their career sites. Owned by Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI), Tribune Company and The McClatchy Company (NYSE: MNI), CareerBuilder and its subsidiaries operate in the United States, Europe, South America, Canada and Asia. For more information, visit www.careerbuilder.com.