Simply Hired

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Simply Hired
Type of site
Job search engine
Founded 2003
Owner Recruit
Industry Internet
Services Online employment
Slogan(s) Love what you do
Alexa rank 727 (April 2015)[1]
Commercial Yes
Registration Optional
Launched 2005
Current status Active

Simply Hired is an employment website and mobile application and an 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, mobile app, as well as social network, blog, and other website partners. Job seekers search job listings on Simply Hired by keyword and location to find jobs of interest. Employers can gain premium placement in the listings by advertising in a pay-per-click (PPC) model. Simply Hired currently operates job search engines in 24 countries: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, 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, Anil Godhwani and Peter Weck with an initial investment of $1.2M. The beta site launch occurred on March 16, 2005 [2] and later that year it raised a Series B round of $3M from Guy Kawasaki, Dave McClure, Ron Conway, Garage Technology Ventures, and others.[3] In April 2006, the company received US$13.5 million in series C funding from News Corp.'s Fox Interactive Media division and Foundation Capital.[4] The company partnered with MySpace Careers in June 2006 to power the website.[5] Simply Hired partnered with The Washington Post in March 2009 to provide job listings on the newspaper's website.[6] The company raised another Series D round of $4.6 million in August 2009 from IDG Ventures and Foundation Capital.[7] In May 2014, a $12M Series E round was raised from City National Bank, IDG Ventures, and Foundation Capital. [8] The company is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California. James Beriker has been President & CEO since November 2012.[9]

On May 26, 2016 all employees received 30 day notice to the ceasing of operations worldwide. In a letter, Simply Hired executives stated all job board hosting and posting activities would cease on or around June 26, 2016.[10] Customers were alerted by email of the closing of Simply Hired on May 27, 2016.[11] On July 1, 2016, Recruit Holdings Co., Ltd., owner of Simply Hired competitor, announced that it has acquired the assets of Simply Hired, effective that day. The Simply Hired page would continue to operate as a job search destination and become a publishing partner of Indeed.[12]


Services for job seekers include job search, resume upload, custom profiles, email alerts, a company directory, trending companies from its Employer Brand Index,[13] job search advice, and local information in the United States.[14]

Services for employers include a pay-per-post option for employers with up to 30 jobs, and an enterprise option with pay-per-click pricing for employers with a high volume of job listings.[15] A study showed that Simply Hired reduced cost per hire by 58% compared to traditional job boards.[16]

Awards and recognition[edit]

  • Simply Hired won an award for Excellence in Technology in 2014 by Brandon Hall in the Best Advance in Talent Acquisition Technology category.[17]
  • In 2013, Simply Hired was ranked #3 on Forbes’ "Top 10 Best Websites for Your Career" list.[18]
  • Simply Hired was awarded as one of PC Mag’s Best Job Search Websites in 2013 and 2014.[19]
  • Simply Hired was ranked #6 on Forbes list of 35 Most Influential Career Sites for 2014.[20]
  • Youtern selected the Simply Hired blog for its "Top 50 Blogs for Young Careerists: 2014" list.[21]

Data science[edit]

Simply Hired publishes a U.S. Monthly Employment Outlook report, which includes data on job trends, job openings by metro, and top posting companies.[22] Data from Simply Hired is frequently cited by media outlets such as NPR,[23] US News[24] and CNBC.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ " Site Info". Alexa Internet. Retrieved 2015-04-23. 
  2. ^ Mills, Elinor (24 January 2007). "Simply Hired offers content-related job listings". CNET. Retrieved 25 October 2011. 
  3. ^ Marshall, Matt (24 January 2007). "Simply Hired scores $3 million, continues buzz". Silicon Beat. Retrieved 23 April 2015. 
  4. ^ Arrington, Michael (April 18, 2006). "Simply Hired raises $13.5M". 
  5. ^ Lombardi, Candace (1 June 2006). "MySpace partners with Simply Hired". CNET. Retrieved 25 October 2011. 
  6. ^ Plumb, Tierney (March 6, 2009). "Washington Post partners with Simply Hired". 
  7. ^ Duan, Mary (August 11, 2009). "Simply Hired raises $4.6M in 4th round". 
  8. ^ Levine, Barry (24 January 2007). "Simply Hired simply scores a funding round of $12M". VentureBeat. Retrieved 23 April 2015. 
  9. ^ "Simply Hired Crunchbase". Crunchbase. Retrieved 23 April 2015. 
  10. ^ "Latest on SimplyHired". EREMedia. Retrieved 30 May 2016. 
  11. ^ Lunden, Ingrid. "SimplyHired is Shutting Down June 26 reportedly as part of an acquisition". Techchrunch. Retrieved 1 June 2016. 
  12. ^ Lunden, Ingrid. "Indeed owner Recruit Holdings confirms acquisition of Simply Hired". Techchrunch. Retrieved 1 July 2016. 
  13. ^ Hill, Sharon (19 November 2014). "Simply Hired offers content-related job listings". Retrieved 23 April 2015. 
  14. ^ McGraw, Mark (7 May 2014). "Simply Hired offers content-related job listings". Human Resource Executive. Retrieved 23 April 2015. 
  15. ^ "Hiring Solutions". Simply Hired. Retrieved 23 April 2015. 
  16. ^ "Independent Study Finds Simply Hired Reduces Cost Per Hire (CPH) by 58%". Reuters. 14 January 2014. Retrieved 23 April 2015. 
  17. ^ "Brandon Hall". Retrieved 23 April 2015. 
  18. ^ Adams, Susan (8 September 2013). "10 Best Websites for Your Career 2013". Forbes. Retrieved 23 April 2015. 
  19. ^ "The Best Job Search Websites & Apps". PC Mag. 22 May 2014. Retrieved 23 April 2015. 
  20. ^ Sundheim, Ken (18 December 2013). "35 Of The Most Influential Career Sites For 2014". Forbes. Retrieved 23 April 2015. 
  21. ^ "YouTern's Top 50 Blogs for Young Careerists: 2014". Youtern. 9 July 2014. Retrieved 23 April 2015. 
  22. ^ "About Simply Hired's U.S. Employment Outlook". Simply Hired. Retrieved 23 April 2015. 
  23. ^ Hartman, Mitchell (24 December 2014). "Holiday hiring could be at its highest since 2000". Marketplace. Retrieved 23 April 2015. 
  24. ^ Grant, Kelli (6 April 2015). "More jobs for college grads, but most are filled by now". CNBC. Retrieved 23 April 2015. 

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