Appoints Brent Rasmussen Chief Operating Officer
CHICAGO, the nation's largest online job site with over 1 million jobs, announced the appointment of Brent Rasmussen, 39, to Chief Operating Officer. A six-year veteran with, Rasmussen had been serving as the company's Senior Vice President of Sales for the last two years. As COO, Rasmussen will continue to take on larger responsibilities in driving the ongoing growth of the company and managing its day-to-day operations.

(Photo: ) is the leader in the online recruitment industry, outpacing competitors in job postings, revenue growth and traffic. has posted the most jobs in the U.S. for 34 consecutive months, according to Corzen. Its revenue for the first nine months of 2005 was $362 million, a 78 percent increase year over year and more than double the industry's growth rate. attracts more than 20 million unique visitors per month.

"Brent played an important part in helping reach and maintain its top ranking in the industry," said Matt Ferguson, CEO of "Brent has an impressive track record in effective leadership and producing results. His business acumen and customer-focused management style will help to harness new opportunities to deliver more value to our user base, generate more revenue streams and increase market share."

Rasmussen joined in 1999. His skill in motivating teams and developing new products and sales channels consistently multiplied revenue and enhanced market penetration. After serving in a variety of critical sales management positions, he moved into the role of Senior Vice President of Sales and oversaw all inside sales divisions as well as the newspaper sales division. Prior to joining, Rasmussen served as Manager of Business Services for Xerox Corporation, where he worked for nine years.

About is the nation's largest online job site with more than 20 million unique visitors and over 1 million jobs. Owned by Gannett Co., Inc. , Tribune Company , and Knight Ridder, Inc. , the company offers a vast online and print network to help job seekers connect with employers. powers the career centers for more than 800 partners that reach national, local, industry and niche audiences. These include more than 165 newspapers and leading portals such as America Online and MSN. More than 50,000 of the nation's top employers take advantage of's easy job postings, 15 million-plus resumes, Diversity Channel and more. Millions of job seekers visit the site every month to search for opportunities by industry, location, company and job type, sign up for automatic e-mail job alerts, and get advice on job hunting and career management. For more information about products and services, visit .

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