|Type of site||Job Search Engine|
|Owner||Gannett Co, Inc.
The McClatchy Company
|Revenue||US$556 million (2010)|
|Alexa rank||702 (April 2013[update])|
CareerBuilder.com, operated by CareerBuilder, is the largest online employment website in the United States, with more than 24 million unique visitors each month and a 34% market share of help-wanted web sites in the United States. CareerBuilder.com provides online career search services for more than 1,900 partners as of March 2008, including 140 newspapers and portals such as AOL and MSN.
CareerBuilder also owns and operates several niche job search sites including Sologig.com, Headhunter.com, CareerRookie.com, MiracleWorkers.com and WorkinRetail.com.
After several years of profit, CareerBuilder.com suffered challenges related to the economic downturn in 2002 and 2008. The company announced layoffs in December 2008, affecting approximately 300 employees. 
Careerbuilder has regained strength after the turn of the global economy and has maintained its lead as the largest online employment company in North America. In September 2012, the company acquired Economic Modeling Specialists Intl., an economic modeling software firm based in Moscow, Idaho.
Some of CareerBuilder's global sites and subsidiaries include:
- CEVIU.com.br - Brazil
- CareerBuilder.be - Belgium
- CareerBuilder.ca - Canada
- CareerBuilder.com.cn - China
- CareerBuilder.dk - Denmark
- CareerBuilder.eu - European Union
- CareerBuilder.fr - France
- CareerBuilder.de - Germany
- JobScout24.com - Germany, acquisition as of October, 2011
- CareerBuilder.co.in - India
- CareerBuilder.ie - Ireland
- CareerBuilder.it - Italy
- CareerBuilder.nl - Netherlands
- CareerBuilder.no - Norway
- CareerBuilder.pl - Poland
- CareerBuilder.ro - Romania
- JobsCentral.com.sg - Singapore
- CareerBuilder.es - Spain
- CareerBuilder.se (formerly Jobguiden.se) - Sweden
- CareerBuilder.ch - Switzerland
- CareerBuilder.co.uk - United Kingdom
- CareerBuilder.gr (formerly, Kariera.gr) - Greece
- CaoEmplois.com - France
- Erecrut.com - France
- IngenieurEmploi.com - France
- LesJeudis.com - France
- PhonEmploi.com - France
- Recrulex.com - France
- StaffNurse.com - United Kingdom
CareerBuilder began in 1995 as NetStart Inc. selling software to companies for listing job openings on their Web sites and the ability to manage the incoming e-mails those listings created. After an influx of two million dollars in investment capital the company transported this software, named CareerBuilder to its own web address, at first listing the job openings from the companies who utilized the software. NetStart Inc. changed its name in 1998 to operate under the name of their software, CareerBuilder. The newly christened company received a further influx of seven million dollars from investment firms such as New Enterprise Associates to expand their operations.
The company announced their decision to go public in April 1999. The company's IPO on May 12, 1999 raised $8 million more than initially forecast, but was less successful than other Net offerings of the time. In its first day of trading, the stock opened at $17.50 and rose as high as $20 before closing at $16.Microsoft moved quickly to acquire a minority stake in the company in exchange for using the company's database on their own web portal.
After being purchased in a joint venture by Knight Ridder and Tribune Company in July 2000 for $8 a share CareerBuilder absorbed competitor boards CareerPath.com and then Headhunter.net which had already acquired CareerMosaic. Even with these aggressive mergers CareerBuilder still trailed behind the number one employment site Jobsonline.com, number two Monster.com and number three Hotjobs.com.
In 2001, major newspapers owned by Knight Ridder and the Tribune Company merged their help wanted sections with the online component. Rob McGovern was replaced as CEO in March 2002 by Robert Montgomery. Gannett purchased a one-third interest in the company for $98.3 million in 2002, adding the CareerBuilder brand to its 90 newspapers nationwide. The company suffered major difficulty because of the dot com crash and nearly went bankrupt.
In April 2006 CareerBuilder.com's site was nominated for a Webby Award in the employment category.
In December 2007, CareerBuilder.com won the Stevie Award for excellence in Customer Service.
In June 2008 CareerBuilder.com won the International Customer Management Institute's Global Call Center of the Year Award.
In February 2011, Training magazine put CareerBuilder.com as 96 on its list of 125 companies that emphasize training and employee development.
In April 2011, Crain's Chicago Business ranked CareerBuilder.com 17 on its Best Places to Work list.
In November 2011, the Chicago Tribune listed CareerBuilder.com as one of the 100 best places to work in Chicago.
In December 2011, GlassDoor.com announced in their fourth annual list of Employee Choice Awards: Best Places to Work. CareerBuilder ranked 6th, behind #5 Google and ahead of #10 Apple.
In 2011 CareerBuilder was placed 7 on Brill Street + Company's list of top 50 Chicago companies for employing and training Generation Y workers.
In 2012, IDG’s Computerworld announces CareerBuilder as a 2012 Best Places to Work in IT, ranked No. 2 in the 100 top organizations that challenge their IT staffs while providing great benefits and compensation. 
According to two consumer complaints received by the office of Illinois Attorney General, Lisa Madigan, and reports from other states, scam artists have been contacting job hunters through CareerBuilder.com regarding a "Donations Handler" position with an international charity. The agreement is a classic pigeon drop. The "handler" accepts checks sent in the mail from Atlanta, Georgia and is required to wire transfer the amount to an international account within 24 hours. The checks are later discovered to be fraudulent. Victims reported losing between $500 and $2,000 in this scheme.
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