CareerBuilder re-locates to Tech City
CareerBuilder.co.uk re-locates to Tech City
CareerBuilder.co.uk, one of the most visited online jobs sites in the United Kingdom, has announced its continued investment in the UK online recruitment industry by relocating its UK offices to east London’s burgeoning technology hub known as Tech City.
CareerBuilder.co.uk has more than 50 employees and will move the full complement of its UK team to the new headquarters on Curtain Road including: sales, product development, human resources and finance, by the end of the year.
“The new office underpins our continued commitment to the UK market,” comments Tony Roy, President of EMEA at CareerBuilder. “As one of the leading job search engines, it’s makes perfect sense for us to be located in an area that is steadily becoming the UK’s foremost technology business cluster. Our UK sites are used by more than one million jobseekers every single month* and applications to jobs are up more than 60% year on year. This move will allow us to enhance our strategic hub for product development, build on our culture and working practices, and provide us with access to the vibrant area that is already home to many new and established technology firms.
“In addition, by moving closer to what is considered Europe’s digital capital we will be able to recruit the best talent from the technology sector, share ideas with like minded organisations and develop a firm footing in a community that is renowned for innovation and creativity.”
Despite the uncertain economic climate of the last few years, CareerBuilder has continued to grow in the UK. The acquisitions of Staffnurse.com and TopLanguageJobs.co.uk helped grow the UK online portfolio while CareerBuilder has seen impressive growth in several innovative online recruitment tools for employers including:
Talent Network- an "always-on" recruiting engine that accomplishes delivers search engine improvements to employer careersites while leveraging popular online destinations for candidates ( e.g. recruitment sites and social networking sites) to connect the right candidates to companies’ open positions, helping companies build a pipeline of active and passive candidates for current and future openings.
Economic Modeling Analyst- Labour market tools and data to help companies understand jobs and skills data across UK industries and geographies. Strategically deciding where to target recruitment resources using Analtyst’s one of a kind labor pressure data will increase the efficiency of hiring for in demand positons.
East London is fast becoming an important hotspot, with a large and growing share of London’s digital economy situated in the region including at 3,200 tech firms, according to think-tank Demos.