Simply Hired

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Simply Hired
Web address
Commercial? Yes
Type of site Employment website
Available in Chinese, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish, Russian
Owner Simply Hired, Inc.
Current status Active

Simply Hired is an employment website for job listings (thus also an example of vertical search) and online recruitment advertising network. The company aggregates job listings from thousands of sites across the Web including job boards, newspaper and classified listings, associations, social networks, content sites and company career sites. It then distributes those jobs on its website as well as social network, blog, and other website partners. Advertisers can gain premium placement across its network through advertising in a pay-per-click (PPC) model. Job seekers search job listings on by keyword and location to find jobs of interest. Simply Hired currently operates job search engines in 25 countries: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Mexico, the Netherlands, Portugal, Russia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and the United States.


Simply Hired was founded in 2003 by Gautam Godhwani and Peter Weck. The initial beta site launch occurred on March 16, 2005.[1] In April 2006, the company received US$13.5 million in series B funding from News Corp.'s Fox Interactive Media division.[2] The company partnered with MySpace Careers in June 2006 to power the website.[3] Simply Hired partnered with The Washington Post in March 2009 to provide job listings on the newspaper's website.[4] The company raised another $4.6 million in August 2009 from IDG Ventures.[5]

As of August 2009, the company had raised $22.3M in funding from IDG Ventures SF, News Corporation’s Fox Interactive Media, Foundation Capital, Garage Technology Ventures and individual investors and founders including most recently $4.6M of new investment funding from IDG Ventures and Foundation Capital. The founders themselves invested $1.2M in the company.[6]



  1. ^ Mills, Elinor (24 January 2007). "Simply Hired offers content-related job listings". CNET. Retrieved 25 October 2011. 
  2. ^ Arrington, Michael (April 18, 2006). "Simply Hired raises $13.5M". 
  3. ^ Lombardi, Candace (1 June 2006). "MySpace partners with Simply Hired". CNET. Retrieved 25 October 2011. 
  4. ^ Plumb, Tierney (March 6, 2009). "Washington Post partners with Simply Hired". 
  5. ^ Duan, Mary (August 11, 2009). "Simply Hired raises $4.6M in 4th round". 
  6. ^ Arrington, Michael (August 5, 2005). "Profile - Simply Hired". 

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