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Technology Industry Leaders and Launch


LAS VEGAS, Jan 08, 2014 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Today, at the 2014 International CES(R), leaders from top U.S. technology industry trade associations announced the launch of, an online community to connect the one million service members who are transitioning back into civilian life to employment opportunities within the technology industry. Sponsored by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)(R), the Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC) and Monster Worldwide, Inc, U.S. Tech Vets’ seeks to facilitate veterans’ transition to civilian careers, reduce veteran unemployment and provide America’s veteran workforce access to jobs within the technology industry. Owned and produced by CEA, the 2014 CES, the world’s gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies, runs Tuesday, January 7 through Friday, January 10. Read more

TargetRecruit Integrates with Monster’s Semantic Search and Workforce Analytics Recruitment Platform


San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) November 13, 2013 — TargetRecruit is excited to announce a new integration with Monster, the worldwide leader in successfully connecting people to job opportunities. The integration with Monster’s SeeMore platform, powered by their 6sense technology, will make TargetRecruit a much more robust recruitment software and enhance the program’s effectiveness and hiring efficiency.


With this integration recruiters will be able to leverage the advanced search feature of SeeMore as it unites semantic search with the cloud, improving results and opening up search on multiple databases. Read more

Making the Most of a Semantic Search-Based Job Market

Miriam Salpeter of US News recently reported, “The Bureau of Labor Statistics recently reported there were 12.8 million unemployed, but 3.7 million unfilled positions. Despite the fact that there are approximately 40,000 job posting sites online, job seekers are challenged to find the best opportunities for them, and employers struggle to identify the best candidates. Job seekers who want to increase the relevancy of their search results and increase the chances of being found can take advantage of a relatively new high precision job search technology on the job search scene, known as semantic search.” Read more

Kforce Turns to Monster’s Semantic Search Capabilities and Kforce recently announced that “they have entered into a multi-year agreement to deploy Monster‘s industry leading Power Resume Search(R), using 6Sense Semantic Search technology, across Kforce’s entire organization. Expanding their existing Monster contract, Kforce, a professional staffing and solutions firm providing flexible and permanent staffing solutions in the skill areas of technology, finance & accounting and health information management, will be providing to its entire recruiter base access to 6Sense semantic search for all of its sourcing needs on” Read more Partners with WIRED & Ars Technica for Targeted Job Search

A new article reports that has ” entered into a new media alliance with WIRED and Ars Technica, the most trusted source in the world for tech news, to reach job seekers with skills in IT and technology and help match them with companies searching for talent with these capabilities. The specific terms of this agreement are not disclosed. Monster will now power the job search function within both the WIRED and Ars Technica websites. With Monster’s extensive inventory of IT and Technology jobs and its proprietary semantic search technology , which utilizes intuitive, concept based searching, with a human-like understanding of the recruiting process and hiring needs, WIRED and Ars Technica visitors will be able to find great jobs in their field with unrivalled precision. The new job search engine can be found at and” Read more

Monster Signs $20M Deal with UK’s DWP

Monster has signed a $20 million deal with the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) in the United Kingdom. Under the deal, Monster will provided “managed online vacancy listing, filling and automated job matching service”, announced on its site today.” Monster CEO Sal Iannuzzi commented, “In Europe we are optimistic about building a meaningful business with European governments. Last year, we started an effort to expand out successful U.S. government business on a global basis. Just this week we completed a major new contract with the DWP valued in excess of $20 million. This is an important, initial accomplishment in developing a global government business.” Read more

Monster Ups Its Game with SeeMore

A short while ago, we reported that brought semantics to its platform. Now Monster has gone a step further: “ is getting into the cloud-computing mix with a new ‘semantic search and analytics platform’ service called SeeMore, which it launched on Thursday morning. Merging two hot capabilities —
cloud-based delivery and analytics — makes a lot of sense for Monster, which no doubt supplies many companies with a lot of data in the form of resumes. Giving them a relatively pain-free way to make the most of that information only makes Monster that much more valuable.” Read more

Look to Semantic Tech — Not Psychic Readings — To Predict Outcomes

On the way from Saplo – that’s the company whose tradeshow trademark is the wearing of shocking green suits by CEO Mattias Tyrberg and his co-founders – is a Prediction API for its text analytics platform. The vendor already provides through its API access to services for entity and topic tagging, related and similar articles, sentiment analysis and contextual recognition upon which developers can build applications.

The Prediction API, due around summer’s end, seeks to predict outcomes from text, as Tyrberg describes it. That is, it assesses how a company name or any other word has been described in text and  finds a correlation between that and expected outcomes, such as sales volumes.

It works by having the user submit historic text and historic data points, from which the technology analyzes the relationship between the meaning of the text and the data that the user wants to have predicted (it also will return data of how good it believes it can predict the outcome, Tyrberg says). After that, the user submits new text data to Saplo for a new time period, and based on that text Saplo returns a prediction of the next outcome.

“Think of it like BI,” says Tyrberg. “You might be able to predict new numbers based on previous numbers, but a lot of information that is available is in written text, and we can find the correlations between the meaning of that text and numerical data.”

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Monster Offers More Semantic-Enabled Help To Job Seekers And HR Staffers

The April jobs report isn’t expected to have much in it that will show we’re on track to drive down the nation’s 8.8 percent unemployment rate, with gains predicted to be just a tad under 200,000 jobs. All the more reason, perhaps, to see if semantic technology can help job-seekers make a match.

Last week we looked at one semantic effort to improve the odds of getting a job. This week, we’ll take a look at Monster Worldwide, which just reported a $78,000 profit for the quarter ending March 31, up from a loss of $24.2 million a year earlier. Since acquiring job search service Trovix in 2008, Monster has been adapting the 6Sense semantic search technology it got in the deal to its employment marketplace, first with Power Resume Search for the HR set and then with job seekers themselves.

It debuted within the last month the most recent iteration of the latter, which adds to core search results additional job titles users might not have considered that are highly coordinated with their skills, as well as other skills that closely-linked jobs require. “The intention there is that if you look at the search problem from the job seeker standpoint, we noticed job seekers tend to get boxed in. they put in what they know,” says Javid Muhammedali, who leads Monster’s semantic search efforts. So they usually get back a limited number of precise, keyword-focused matches in return. “So they’re not looking at all the options that are available. As we build out variations going forward for job seekers, we give them variance for what they’re looking at so they can extend their horizons a bit.”

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Job Outlook: Semantic Web Skills and Social Media Savvy Help Seekers

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The jobs market continues to paint a confusing picture. Last week, news came that the private sector added close to 160,000 jobs in October, bringing the total number of new jobs it’s added since January to 1.1 million. Yet unemployment held at 9.6 percent in October, and now a new Bureau of Labor Statistics report says that the number of job openings shrank at the end of September compared to August, from 3.1 million to 2.9 million – though more people were hired in September compared to August.

Against that backdrop, it seems a good time to take another look at what the job market looks like specifically for those with semantic web, linked data and social media-related skills.

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