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CareerBuilder acquires Broadbean

April 02 2014

CareerBuilder acquired software provider Broadbean from Daily Mail and General Trust Plc for an undisclosed sum, the Chicago-based job board announced today.

Broadbean provides job distribution, candidate sourcing and big data analytics software. The company posts jobs on more than 6,000 job boards and social networks in 183 countries and has more than 60,000 users. The company distributes more than 2 million jobs and generates more than 10 million job applications each month. Like CareerBuilder, it also provides analytics around sourcing candidates and hires. Headquartered in London, Broadbean has offices in the U.S., France, Germany, the Netherlands and Australia.

CareerBuilder.com has more than 24 million visitors per month and 1 million jobs. It is 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.

“CareerBuilder is excited to expand our portfolio and continue the rapid growth of our global HR SaaS operation,” said CareerBuilder CEO Matt Ferguson. “With the addition of Broadbean, we are the unparalleled leader in unifying the recruiter experience in one pre-hire platform. Clients will benefit from broader job distribution and one simple workflow to manage all external and internal sources for candidates. Broadbean’s robust technologies complement our product offerings as we deliver a more intuitive, data-driven talent acquisition experience for our clients.”

“Being acquired by CareerBuilder gives Broadbean a wider global footprint for our platform and new possibilities for our product sets,” said Dan Martin, managing director of Broadbean EMEA. “Working together, we have a fantastic opportunity to redefine what it means to have a competitive edge in recruitment.”


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