Bill Warren (businessman)

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Bill Warren (c. 1942-August 27, 2019)[1] was a corporate human resource executive with Rockwell International and former President of He received the 1997 Employment Management Association’s Pericles Pro Meritus Award for being the founder of online recruiting on the Internet.[2]

Warren was the Executive Director of DirectEmployers Association,[3] a non-profit consortium of 800 leading U.S. companies. DirectEmployers Association services include the JobCentral National Labor Exchange, an alliance with The National Association of State Workforce Agencies (NASWA).[4]

He was a graduate of Indiana University and a three-year United States Army veteran.

He died on August 27, 2019 [5]

Online recruiting history[edit]

In August 1992 Warren founded Online Career Center (OCC), the first employment site on the Internet. He remained president of OCC after it was sold to TMP Worldwide (now Monster Worldwide) in December 1995. OCC was renamed and he was named president in December 1998.[6] Warren left in 2000.[7]


  1. ^ Christopher S. Rugaber (February 25, 2010). "Job Search Trailblazer Bill Warren, Former Head of, Hopes to Do It Again". Associated Press. Retrieved June 10, 2013.
  2. ^ "TMP Worldwide Dominates Ema's Creative Excellence Awards". 1997-01-21. Retrieved 2008-08-12.
  3. ^ "JobCentral Board of Directors". Retrieved 2008-08-12.
  4. ^ "What is the JobCentral National Labor Exchange". Retrieved 2008-08-12.
  5. ^ "William O Warren Obituary". IndyStar. Retrieved 2023-08-02.
  6. ^ Eric Shannon (2006-12-28). "Meet Online Recruiting Founder Bill Warren". Archived from the original on 2007-01-02. Retrieved 2008-08-12.
  7. ^ Ian Shapira (January 21, 2011). "New Web sites shake up job-listings industry". Washington Post. Retrieved June 10, 2013.