Job Sites Are Doing a Heck of a Job

The slowdown has driven up traffic at Monster.com and HotJobs.com. Their stocks could be next

As the Internet storm continues, one sector has found a shelter: online recruiting. Online layoffs and hiring freezes may dominate the headlines -- but those downers are good news for online job sites. According to a survey this month from Alexa Research, industry leader Monster.com (TMPW ) was the 13th-busiest of all Web sites in January -- up from 25th in December. HotJobs.com (HOTJ ), the No. 2 career site, jumped from 92nd-busiest on the Web in December to 57th in January.

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