Jobster To Acquire (two month old) Jobby

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Seattle based Jobster will announce the acquisition of brand new startup Jobby on Wednesday morning. Terms are not being disclosed.

I profiled Jobby when it entered it’s beta in late March. Unlike Indeed and Simply Hired, which aggregate job listing from other sites, Jobby takes resume information directly from Job Seekers and then invites employers to search through listings. Jobby also allows employers to search for highly specific skillsets and subscribe to future results via RSS. I gave Jobby a thumbs up: the Ajax interface for filling in skill/resume information, along with the excellent search features results in a really cool user experience. It will be interesting to see how Jobster integrates Jobby into its existing solutions.

Jobster has raised over $20 million in venture capital. Investors include Trinity Ventures, Ignition Partners and Mayfield.

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