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CHICAGO and SAN FRANCISCO, February 20, 2003 - CareerBuilder, the industry’s most complete online recruitment resource for efficiently finding better candidates and jobs, and PlanetOut Partners, Inc., the leading media company serving the gay market, announced they have teamed up to provide job search resources to’s more than 4.5 million members. PlanetOut Partners chose CareerBuilder to power the job search section of’s business and career center to bring more than 400,000 employment opportunities in virtually every industry, field and location to the gay community.

" is the gay and lesbian community’s most popular source for finding valuable information on everything from dating to business and careers," said Mark Elderkin, executive vice president of Sales for PlanetOut Partners. "Our career center provides information about Fortune 500 companies, so our members can determine if a potential employer is gay-friendly. CareerBuilder was the natural choice to extend our career center because they are a leader in the recruitment arena with targeted job search products and a connection to 25,000 of the nation’s most sought after employers."

CareerBuilder combines the power of online and print through and the 130 newspapers of partners Gannett Co., Inc., Tribune Company and Knight Ridder, Inc. to help bring job seekers and employers together.

"Networking is a key tool for paving a rewarding career path," said Matt Ferguson, chief operating officer for CareerBuilder. " has a vast community presence. CareerBuilder is helping job seekers, hiring managers and recruiters to leverage the network to connect top talent with top companies that value diversity." members can take advantage of CareerBuilder’s smart online products such as the confidential Personal Search Agent that hunts for job opportunities in expressed areas of interest and automatically emails them to job seekers. Also available is CareerBuilder’s skilled and hourly product, which enables workers to apply for hourly jobs by indicating their work preferences, education and experience. Interested employers simply review the applications and contact qualified candidates. In addition, the site gives job seekers the choice to search by industry, location and job type, and provides online career assessments, coaching for interviews and tips for salary negotiations.

About PlanetOut Partners, Inc.
PlanetOut Partners, Inc. is the leading diversified media company providing products and services to gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) consumers worldwide. The company markets the two largest subscription-based gay online dating services through its and portals, with more than two million personals profiles, 6.2 million members and more than 6 million unique visitors each month. PlanetOut Partners uses its unprecedented reach and expertise to develop marketing programs for Fortune 500 companies and to sell products and services directly to customers through the company's e-commerce and travel divisions. PlanetOut Partners is based in San Francisco with offices in New York, Los Angeles, London, Paris and Buenos Aires.

About CareerBuilder
CareerBuilder is a leading online source for maximizing recruitment dollars and optimizing job searches with superior products, customer service and technology. With a unique combination of national, local and niche audiences, CareerBuilder makes it easy for recruiters to reach the most qualified candidates with industry-leading market research data and support. Job seekers can search for the right job from more than 400,000 continuously updated postings, representing more than 25,000 of the top employers in virtually every industry, field and location. Together with Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE:GCI), Tribune Company (NYSE:TRB), and Knight Ridder, Inc. (NYSE:KRI), CareerBuilder includes the Web’s top newspaper sites - the most trusted employment sources in recruiting. For more information about CareerBuilder products and services, call 888-670-TEAM or visit CareerBuilder at

Media Contacts
For more information about PlanetOut Partners, contact Bryce Eberhart at (415)834-6340 or via email at

CareerBuilder Media Contact
For all media inquiries and interview requests, contact:

Jennifer Grasz
(P) 773-527-1164