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Dice.com is a career website based in San Jose, California. It serves information technology and engineering professionals. Dice.com is owned by DHI Group, Inc. (NYSE: DHX). Dice.com typically has approximately 80,000 tech job listings. The website claims to have 3 million registered technology professionals and approximately 2.4 million unique visitors each month. Of those registered users, 75% have a bachelor's degree or higher and 65% have 10 or more years of experience in their field.
Chris Benner, in his 2002 book Work in the new economy: flexible labor markets in Silicon Valley, called Dice.com "[t]he most prominent site in the Silicon Valley high-tech recruiting industry". Dice is an acronym for "Data-processing Independent Consultant's Exchange". In the book, Benner says "the dice imagery actually captures fairly well the type of high-rolling lifestyle that high-end contractors aspire to."
Dice was originally a bulletin board service where recruiters would list open jobs. Dice began operations in the San Francisco Bay Area in 1990. In 1994, the founders moved Dice's headquarters to Des Moines, Iowa. They then launched the URL www.dice.com in 1996. In 1999, Dice opened the career website to direct hiring companies while continuing to serve the recruiting and staffing industry. In February of the same year, it was acquired by EarthWeb.
In 2001, the parent company, Earthweb, changed its name to Dice Inc. In October that same year, Dice.com moved operations to Urbandale, Iowa. Then, in 2003, Dice Inc. completed a financial restructuring and went private. In 2005, Dice Inc. was acquired by Dice Holdings, Inc. which is owned equally by private equity firms General Atlantic LLC and Quadrangle Group LLC.
In 2015, parent company Dice Holdings changed its name to DHI Group, Inc.
Acquisitions by DHI Group
- ClearanceJobs.com – 2004. A career website, as well as Targeted Job Fairs (targetedjobfairs.com).
- Efinancialcareers.com – 2006.
- AllHealthcareJobs.com - June 2009.Dice Acquires Healthcare Job Board
- FINS.com - June 2012. FINS.com now redirects to efinancialcareers.com.
- Slashdot, SourceForge, and Freecode from Geeknet, forming Slashdot Media – September 2012.
- The IT Job Board (TheITJobBoard.co.uk) - August 2013. A business which includes numerous European websites and a targeted marketing business, IT Media.
- getTalent – October 2013. A recruiting startup.
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