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ALERT: U.S appeals court rules against LinkedIn, says data aggregator HiQ can scrape information
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A U.S. appeals court Monday ruled against LinkedIn and in favor of open access to data, holding that recruitment data marketing company HiQ could continue scraping information from LinkedIn. The opinion said giving internet companies the right to control information that they make publicly available “risks the possible creation of information monopolies that would disserve […]

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Bill Warren, founder of online recruitment, dies
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Bill Warren, who launched the first job board 27 years ago and is considered the founder of the online recruitment industry, has died at age 77.

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Losses continue for NetJobs Group
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There is no end to the losses for NetJobs Group. Q2 another quarter with a loss.

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Business users fall flat for Liepin in H1
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China’s Liepin added less than 700 new paying business customers in H1 2019, a worrying sign for the high-end recruitment marketplace. Paying business customers reached 48,915 at the end of June, up from 48,230 at the end of 2018. Registered individual users increased from 43.2 million as of 30 June 2018 to 51 million as […]

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Four acquisitions in a month: What’s next for programmatic advertising in recruitment?
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What was once a sleepy niche in the recruitment classified advertising space is increasingly starting to look like the next Gold Rush for investors and companies figuring out the future of job boards.

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Kelly Services partners with Moonlighting
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Kelly Services, America’s oldest temporary staffing firm, has partnered with gig marketplace Moonlighting on a new professional profile tool underpinned with secure blockchain technology.

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JobAndTalent reportedly near closing $45 million round
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Spanish digital employment agency JobAndTalent.com is will reportedly close a €40-45 million ($45-50 million U.S.) funding round in October 2019. Its most recent funding was €10 million ($11.7 million U.S.) from Associated Ventures Corp. in June 2018.

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HeadHunter and Klops launch a new recruitment platform
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The No.1 Russian recruitment vertical HeadHunter and the most popular portal in the Russian city Kaliningrad Klops launch a new jobs platform Klops.Rabota.

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Persol’s Q1 profit drops 17.6%
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Asia Pacific-focused recruitment business Persol Holdings Limited reported a 17.6% year-on-year decrease in its profit to Y5.4 billion ($51.6 million U.S.) for the first quarter ended June 30, 2019.

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Cotoba.me launched for interpreter jobs
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AI job-matching app Cotoba.me has been officially released to connect foreign tourists visiting Japan with interpreters. The number of registered interpreters has already exceeded 1,100.

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Rikunabi launches data integration with SmartHr
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Applicant tracking system HRTech – operated by leading Japanese career-change site Rikunabi.com – has entered into an application programming interface (API) cooperation with a cloud-based software company SmartHr to improve performance appraisal systems of employers.

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HR start-up Personio tipped to achieve unicorn status
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Munich-based HR and recruiting platform Personio is one of Europe’s most promising start-ups and could soon achieve unicorn status – a rare designation that is reserved for privately-held start-ups valued at $1 billion or more.

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Bayt.com, Mercy Corps launch job site in Jordan
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Middle Eastern jobs vertical Bayt.com and global humanitarian organization Mercy Corps teamed up to launch “Shagheel”, an online job platform for semi-skilled and skilled job opportunities in Jordan.

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Persol Holdings invests in AI interview service, jobs database
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Asia Pacific-focused recruitment business Persol Holdings Limited has announced investments in an AI interview service and a job database to improve connections between job-seekers and recruiters / companies.

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