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Interworks reports losses for first time in five years
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Japanese recruitment firm Interworks Inc. reported an operating loss of Y24.8 million ($228,000 U.S.) in the first half of the year. This marks the first loss for the company in the past five years. The company attributed the downturn to contraction in the manufacturing industry, its main source of business.

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German LinkedIn competitor New Work posts solid growth
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Hamburg-based business and career network New Work SE (formerly known as Xing SE) today posted solid sales figures for the first nine months of the year despite the economic slowdown in Germany, Europe’s largest economy.

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Alma Media acquires remaining shares in Kolektiv
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Alma Media has increased its ownership in recruitment company Kolektive.ba from 30 percent to 100 percent by acquiring shares held by founders, for an undisclosed amount.

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Symphony Talent acquires Smashfly
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Symphony Talent, a provider of creative branding and marketing technology for recruiters, has acquired Smashfly, a recruitment tech firm with an advanced customer relationship management platform.

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Glassdoor promotes sales and product executives
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Glassdoor, the international recruitment and employer-review site, has promoted two executives to lead the company’s product and sales divisions.

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Crowd Works appoints four executive officers
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Leading Japanese crowdsourcing company Crowd Works Inc. (TSE: 3900) has appointed four executive officers. The new hires will focus on designing products that eliminate human resource mismatches.

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Grooves, Mirai Works launch joint venture firm
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Tokyo-based job boards operator Grooves Inc. and HR firm Mirai Works Inc. have established a joint venture (JV) company to take over the operation of Grooves’ recruitment marketplace, Skill Shift.

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Praca.by launches subscription for search queries
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The No.3 Belarus-based recruitment vertical Praca.by launches a new function that allows users to subscribe to search queries. This allows for being up-to-date regarding relevant vacancies.

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Indeed rebrands Prime to Seen
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Indeed, the world’s largest job board, has rebranded its Indeed Prime service to Indeed Seen.

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StepStone CEO to step down next year
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StepStone, the job board owned by German publisher Axel Springer, today announced the retirement of CEO Ralf Baumann who will step down at the end of 2020.

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HR start-up WhyApply raises seven-figure sum
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HR start-up WhyApply has raised a seven-figure sum of seed funding.

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WorkPort opens new offices
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Tokyo-headquartered job sites’ operator Work Port Inc. has opened five branch offices in Japan and one in Vietnam, bringing the total number of its local and foreign sales support centers up to 17.

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Bayt.com and Simply Jobs Boards team up
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Bayt.com, the leading recruitment vertical in the Middle East and North Africa, has teamed up with U.K.-based Simply Jobs Boards, which operates a group of niche verticals. 

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En-Gage.net indexed by Career.Line.me
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Recruitment support tool En-Gage.net has allowed its more than 200,000 corporate clients to post job listings free of any charge on a fast-growing job-matching app Career.Line.me.

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