For Immediate Release
January 14, 1997
Arlington, VA —
Enhancements Include First Application of Junglee Corp.'s
Virtual Database Technology
washingtonpost.com (http://www.washingtonpost.com) Tuesday announced the launch of its redesigned CareerPost employment section. It features the first commercial Internet application of Junglee Corp.'s Virtual Database (VDB) technology.
CareerPost's popular job search and job listings features have been enhanced with a Junglee-designed VDB application. It allows CareerPost users to construct a query, based on their personal criteria, by filling in simple forms. The single query initiates a search of several databases, including the previous two weeks of The Washington Post's classified ads published on CareerPost and the full corporate Web site employment listings of participating employers.
The enhanced functionality of CareerPost helps the job seeker by easily and comprehensively delivering all of the matching jobs from the participating Web sites' various databases. It also provides additional information for the job seeker. For example, CareerPost culls information on potential employers from sources like washingtonpost.com's Interactive Post 200 (http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/business/longterm/post200/post200.htm), provides links to employers' Web sites and email addresses when available, and structures the information so that it is easily understood by the user.
Participating employers benefit by making their complete and detailed job postings available on the Internet via CareerPost, which averages well over 300,000 job searches a month. Employers can reach many more users without additional effort and at a cost per hire that is expected to be far less than attained if the employer's Web site relied on traffic from other promotional activities.
Ralph S. Terkowitz, vice president-technology of The Washington Post Company, said, "Through this effort, we have greatly enhanced the usefulness of CareerPost, which is already one of the most comprehensive and widely used employment information sources for the Washington, D.C. area. We are, with the aid of Junglee technology, extending CareerPost's value by providing better services for both our advertisers and customers. Job seekers have an improved tool for finding and evaluating job openings and employers can reach Internet job seekers with comprehensive job listings in the context of their full company profiles."
According to Rakesh Mathur, chief executive officer of Junglee Corp., "Junglee has created technology that allows people to ask questions and get answers in ways never before possible. CareerPost, powered by the Junglee VDB engine, will help employers and candidates connect through an efficient relational model. We believe this is a significant contribution to the Washington metropolitan community." In addition to enhanced job search and listing features, CareerPost has a new URL (http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-adv/ classifieds/careerpost/front.htm) as well as a fresh look and updated information. The CareerPost home page has been designed to match the washingtonpost.com home page, and the Career Talk and Career Resources areas have been revamped. The Career Library has been divided into eight subsections. New articles, links and special collections on topics such as women in the workplace have been added. Richard Nelson Bolles' What Color Is Your Parachute: Job Hunting Online area continues to be a popular CareerPost section.
Based in Sunnyvale, Calif., Junglee Corp. designs, develops and markets virtual database software engines for Internet and Intranet applications. It recently received first round financial investments of $6 million, including a significant investment from The Washington Post Company.
washingtonpost.com (http://www.washingtonpost.com) is a one-stop news, information and entertainment resource specifically designed to help users make sense of Washington, the Web and the world. Since its launch in June 1996, it has become one of the most popular news sites on the World Wide Web. Offering a range of unique features and services, washingtonpost.com is much more than The Washington Post online. It gives users access to editorial content from the day's Washington Post; the latest breaking news; original articles and features; links to related information and Web sites; searchable databases; discussion areas hosted by noted journalists, politicians and others; and a place for users to "talk" about their views.
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