Florida CareerLINK Aquired by World’s Largest Regional Job Board Operator


Clearwater, FL (February 8, 2007) – – Florida CareerLINK, the leading recruitment services provider in Tampa Bay, announced today that it has been acquired by RegionalHelpWanted.com, Inc., privately held company based in Poughkeepsie, New York. RegionalHelpWanted.com owns and operates the world’s largest network of local job boards in 311 markets across the United States and Canada.

RegionalHelpWanted.com has retained most of Florida CareerLINK’s employees and will continue using the Florida CareerLINK name and web site address, www.floridacareerlink.com.

“We’re very excited to bring Florida CareerLINK into the growing RegionalHelpWanted.com network,” said Eric P. Straus, president and chief executive officer of RegionalHelpWanted.com, Inc. “Pam Kauten and her team have made Florida CareerLINK the state’s premier local jobs web site. We look forward to building on their success and delivering an unparalleled customer experience for local job seekers and employers in Florida.”

Since its launch in 1999, RegionalHelpWanted.com has grown to become one of the five largest employment destinations on the Web. In 2004, it was named one of Entrepreneur Magazine’s Top 100 Fastest Growing Companies.

“We could not have found a better organization than RegionalHelpWanted.com to take Florida Career LINK to even greater heights,” said Pam Kauten, president of Peak Connections, parent company of Florida CareerLINK. “RegionalHelpWanted.com will play a major role in Florida’s economic future as the virtual marketplace for the state’s best talent.”

Florida CareerLINK was named “Business Team of the Year” for 2006 by the Tampa Bay Business Journal. The publication also named Florida CareerLINK one of Tampa Bay’s “Best Places to Work” for 2006, ranking it in the top 20 Tampa Bay area companies ranging in size from 10-25 employees.

About Florida CareerLINK, Inc.
Founded in 1997, PEAK Connections, Inc. is a leading recruiting solutions and software company that develops and provides innovative recruiting solutions and services for LOCAL employers. As the company's flagship job site, Florida CareerLINK.com, was voted the #1 LOCAL recruitment site in the state of Florida for the past 10 years and has also been recognized by Weddle's Guide and CareerXRoad's as one of the top employment sites in the country. For more information, visit www.floridacareerlink.com.

About RegionalHelpWanted.com
RegionalHelpWanted.com, Inc. is a privately held company based in Poughkeepsie, New York. It owns and operates -- in strategic alliances with local media throughout North America -- the world’s largest network of local job boards in 311 markets across the US and Canada. Since its launch in 1999, RegionalHelpWanted.com has grown to become one of the five largest employment destinations on the Web; it was named one of Entrepreneur Magazine’s Top 100 Fastest Growing Companies of 2004. The company also owns and operates Cupid.com, a website that offers both online dating and speed dating events to 1.3 million members throughout North America. For more information, visit www.regionalhelpwanted.com/corporate.

 
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