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CHICAGO, September 9, 2003 -, the smarter recruitment resource for finding better candidates and jobs, announced it is now exclusively powering, the online job board of BrassRing. Through this relationship, BrassRing will bring a unique employer base and up to one million resumes to's wide distribution network. currently offers more than seven million resumes and over 400,000 jobs from 25,000 of the nation's top employers. BrassRing intends to use the proceeds from the exclusive agreement to make further investments in the software and services it provides to corporate customers.

"The rapid growth of our software and recruitment businesses deserves our full attention," said Deb Besemer, President and CEO of BrassRing. "BrassRing carefully evaluated many options for the successor to our job board. had the combination of smart, easy-to-use online tools, great customer service and a national reach that covers virtually every market and industry. Our software and services customers will benefit because we can devote even more resources to product and service innovation. Our job board customers also benefit because can deliver unmatched results for companies and candidates alike." combines the power of online and print through the more than 130 newspapers of its owners Gannett Co., Tribune Company and Knight Ridder. The company has over 350 national, regional, industry and niche partners with more than 1,200 Web sites across the country.

" is always looking for new opportunities to expand our distribution network," said Richard Castellini, Vice President of Strategic Initiatives for "BrassRing offers a very unique database of candidates with expertise in specialized areas of the technology sector. Through this partnership, we will strengthen our presence in the technical arena and leverage all the great resources BrassRing has strategically built through their talent relationship technology." offers a variety of online products to minimize recruitment spending and maximize results. The company provides easy job postings, a bilingual version of its site, customized packages, online career fairs, a fresh resume database, profiles of skilled and hourly workers and more. For job seekers, offers the confidential Personal Search Agent that hunts for job opportunities in expressed areas of interest and automatically emails them to job seekers. In addition, 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.

"We are proud to have brought so many candidates and employers together as a result of our job board's success," said Ms. Besemer. "We are confident that they will have the same high quality experience with"

In addition to ongoing work with the partnership, BrassRing continues to deliver its talent management application, Enterprise, to an increasingly global customer base. The company also provides recruitment process insight and outsourcing to a growing set of clients through its Talent Consulting and Recruitment Process Management services.

About BrassRing
BrassRing delivers talent management solutions that help companies engage people. The company offers clients a custom blend of recruitment software, talent consulting, and recruitment process management. The world's most diverse and successful organizations rely on BrassRing's talent management expertise to achieve competitive advantage. Investors in BrassRing LLC and its affiliates include The Washington Post Company, Tribune Company, Gannett Co., Inc., and Accel Partners. BrassRing has earned a number of prestigious industry awards, including Upside's 2001 Hot 100 List of Privately Held Companies, IDC's list of the Top 10 eRecruiting providers, Forbes Magazine's Best-of-the-Web 2001 directory, Information Week's Top 100 ASPs, HR Executive's Top 10 New Products of the Year, CAREERXROADS Top Online Employment Site and two WEDDLE'S User's Choice Award.

About 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, 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), includes the Web's top newspaper sites - the most trusted employment sources in recruiting. For more information about products and services, call 888-670-TEAM or visit at

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