CareerBuilder Acquires Oil and Gas Job Search, an Industry-leading International Job Search Website

      CareerBuilder Acquires Oil and Gas Job Search, an Industry-leading
                       International Job Search Website

  PR Newswire

  CHICAGO, April 23, 2013

CHICAGO, April 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- CareerBuilder, the global leader in
human capital solutions, announced today the acquisition of Oil and Gas Job
Search ( ), continuing its expansion of niche online
job search platforms. Oiland Gas Job Search, headquartered in Manchester,
England, is the oil and gas industry's leading online job site outside North
America with job postings worldwide.

Despite global economic turmoil, the oil and gas industry continues to expand
payroll and requires an increasing number of high-skill engineers and
technicians. In the U.S., oil and gas extraction supports nearly 800,000 jobs
and could grow to more than 1 million by 2017, according to Economic Modeling
Specialists International. In Canada, oil and gas jobs are projected to grow
31 percent from 2010-2017 (to nearly 70,000 jobs overall), and in the U.K.,
jobs in natural gas extraction are projected to grow 62 percent over this time

"With the acquisition of Oil and Gas Job Search, CareerBuilder will continue
to provide a leading international recruiting and search service, while
simultaneously expanding the niche in North American markets through the
company's extensive client relationships," said Tony Roy, president of
CareerBuilder EMEA. "The oil and gas industries are growing, and a large
portion of its global workforce is nearing retirement. Finding highly-skilled
workers will be a paramount challenge for employers in this space; we're
excited to help them meet their demand." 

"Our clients value our global reach as they seek out the best talent in the
oil and gas sector," said Duncan Freer, CEO of Oil and Gas Job Search.
"Joining the CareerBuilder network offers us the chance to accelerate our
growth and continue building relationships in key markets in the U.S. and
across the world. It moves Oil and Gas Job Search on to a new level and this
is a hugely exciting time for our clients and staff."

As part of the Job Search Group, Oil and Gas Job Search owns four other niche
sites also acquired by CareerBuilder:,, and The company also has
offices in Australia and the United Arab Emirates.

About Oil and Gas Job Search

Oil and Gas Job Search is the world's premier job site dedicated to
professionals who work in the oil and gas industry. The company has a
searchable database of over 550,000 resumes which is growing at a rate of 300
per day. The website has more than 12,000 active jobs and generates over
100,000 job applications every month. Other niche job sites include:,, and

About CareerBuilder®

CareerBuilder is the global leader in human capital solutions, helping
companies target and attract great talent. Its online career site,®, is the largest in the United States with more than 24
million unique visitors, 1 million jobs and 50 million resumes. CareerBuilder
works with the world's top employers, providing resources for everything from
employment branding and talent and compensation intelligence to recruitment
solutions. More than 10,000 websites, including 140 newspapers and broadband
portals such as MSN and AOL, feature CareerBuilder's proprietary job search
technology on their career sites. 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. For more information, visit .

Media Contacts:

Claire Jones (CareerBuilder UK) +44 (0) 1865 770

Matthew Roberts +44 (0) 161 975 6286

Michael ErwinCareerBuilder USA 1 (773) 527

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