Network Computing is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

MySpace Launches Job Listings

Even teenagers need a job, so the popular portal MySpace on Monday launched a search engine for help-wanted ads powered by Silicon Valley company Simply Hired.

MySpace says the new feature provides access to more than 5 million listings across the nation. Simply Hired draws listings from job boards, newspapers and company Web sites. Jobs are searchable through keywords and location.

Simply Hired said MySpace has a "tremendous opportunity to help its users tap the power of their social networks to find work that excites and engages them."

"This launch represents the first step in the execution of an ambitious vision, and we believe that MySpace will drive substantial change in the way that people land their dream jobs," Gautam Godhwani, chief executive of Simply Hired, said in a statement.

MySpace parent company News Corp. in April invested $3.5 million in Simply Hired for an undisclosed share of the 2-year-old Mountain View, Calif., search engine. Other investors include Foundation Capital, which has invested $10 million.

  • 1