Becomes Premier Career Provider on MSN to Help People Find Jobs Online

MAYNARD, Mass., and REDMOND, Wash., Nov. 5, 2001 — The MSN® network of Internet services, the most popular destination on the Web, and, the leading global careers Web site and flagship brand of TMP Worldwide Inc. (Nasdaq
), today announced that will be the premier provider of career content for MSN. MSN and will pool their tools, resources and technological expertise at , where millions of users of MSN in the United States will benefit from the career knowledge and services of

With the expertise of, the MSN Careers Channel will offer job seekers the tools and services needed to effectively manage their careers and successfully market themselves as well as provide an inside look at companies and their career opportunities. In addition to powerful job searches, the millions of qualified candidates who visit MSN Careers and utilize tools and resources will have access to a breadth of career-related information, including resume building, interviewing and job search techniques.

“As the job market continues to evolve, people need to have the most useful career resources available to them, which is why MSN is excited to be able to offer access to’s services,”
said Richard Bray, vice president of the U.S. region for MSN at Microsoft Corp.
“We will continue to work with leading brand content providers like to ensure that our users have the best content available to them right from MSN.” receives more than 7 million unique visitors each month looking for the latest information for their career management needs. With a database that boasts more than 13.5 million resumes, continues to be the leader in the career marketplace by connecting its 19 million job seeker members with more than 1 million job opportunities currently listed on the Monster Network. Enhanced by the new relationship with MSN, Monster’s 100,000 employers will have access to millions of qualified candidates resulting in an efficient recruiting experience.
“By taking advantage of the reach of MSN, our new relationship dramatically expands the services and commitment we deliver to our customers,”
said Steve Pogorzelski, president for North America at
“Monster’s extensive suite of value-added services for our customers is further increased with the introduction of a Web-savvy audience that relies on MSN for its career management needs.”

“Our alliance with MSN marks a milestone in’s long-term commitment to utilize the world’s best technologies to deliver the most relevant and interactive experience to our job seekers and employers,”
said Jeff Taylor, global director of TMP Worldwide.
“By harnessing the huge reach and access to millions of consumers of MSN, we expand our brand by bringing our rich set of services to an even larger audience.”

About MSN

MSN attracts more than 270 million visitors per month. Available in 34 markets and 18 languages, MSN provides consumers with their home on the Web — where they can get everything they need from the Web and make the most of their time online. MSN is a world leader in delivering Web services to consumers and digital marketing solutions to businesses worldwide. MSN is located on the Web at .

About Microsoft

Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq
) is the worldwide leader in software, services and Internet technologies for personal and business computing. The company offers a wide range of products and services designed to empower people through great software — any time, any place and on any device.

About, headquartered in Maynard, Mass., is the leading global careers Web site, recording over 24.9 million unique visits during the month of September 2001, according to independent research conducted by I/PRO. connects the most progressive companies with the most qualified career-minded individuals, offering innovative technology and superior services that give them more control over the recruiting process. The global network consists of local content and language sites in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, the Netherlands, Belgium, New Zealand, Singapore, Hong Kong, France, Germany, Ireland, Spain, Luxembourg, India, Italy, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Switzerland and Finland. is the official online career management services sponsor of the 2002 Olympic Winter Games and 2002 and 2004 U.S. Olympic Teams. More information about is available at or by calling (800) MONSTER.

About TMP Worldwide

Founded in 1967, TMP Worldwide Inc., with more than 10,500 employees in 33 countries, is the online recruitment leader, the world’s largest recruitment advertising agency network, and one of the world’s largest executive search and executive selection agencies. TMP Worldwide, headquartered in New York, is also the world’s largest Yellow Pages advertising agency and a provider of direct marketing services. The company’s clients include more than 90 of the Fortune 100 and more than 480 of the Fortune 500 companies. In June 2001, TMP Worldwide was added to the S & P 500 Index. More information about TMP Worldwide is available at .

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