MyJobGroup.co.uk acquires South East England online recruitment company to complete nationwide coverage, 22nd July 2008
MyJobGroup.co.uk, the UK's fastest growing network of regional recruitment websites, today announced that parent company saongroup.com has acquired South East England online recruitment company LocalJobsGroup.co.uk. The latest acquisition in saongroup.com's global expansion programme completes the MyJobGroup UK network of regional recruitment websites and more than doubles the number of jobsites operated by the group from forty-five to ninety.
Glenn Chapman, Managing Director of MyJobGroup.co.uk commented: "This is an exciting acquisition for MyJobGroup.co.uk that brings us into the lucrative South East recruitment market. With over forty fully interactive jobsites dedicated to the South East, the deal sees great synergy with the successful MyJobGroup business model which focuses on a local solution to recruitment requirements. Both existing clients of MyJobGroup.co.uk and new clients from localjobsgroup.co.uk in the South East are set to benefit greatly from our expanded online recruitment network."
He continued: "MyJobGroup.co.uk has experienced tremendous growth since the launch of our first regional website MySheffieldJobs.co.uk in 2005 and the acquisition of our own company by saongroup.com in 2007. In the past twelve months jobseeker traffic has increased by over 350%."
Chapman concluded: "In June this year MyJobGroup celebrated a cumulative monthly total of more than half a million unique visitors to our jobsites, a massive jump from one year ago when we recorded over 150,000 unique visitors."
Ciaran McCooey, CEO, saongroup.com commented: "This UK acquisition represents a milestone for saongroup.com's international expansion drive, as we fill the last remaining gap in the UK online recruitment market. When saongroup.com acquired MyJobGroup.co.uk the company operated ten regional recruitment websites. UK Managing Director Glenn Chapman has driven accelerated growth to more than quadruple that number in just one year."
MyJobGroup.co.uk employs 97 people across eight offices in the UK including their head office in Sheffield. Regional jobsites operated by MyJobGroup include WelshJobs.com and ScottishJobs.com, inherited from saongroup in 2007.
Saongroup.com, which experienced 73% growth in revenues last year, is one of the fastest growing online companies in the world, with offices in 10 countries across 4 continents. Saongroup.com websites are visited by in excess of 10 million people worldwide every month.