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Netscape, TMP Interactive to Launch Netcenter Career Center

Netscape Communications Corp. and TMP Interactive Inc. a division of TMP Worldwide, signed a strategic agreement to launch Netcenter Career Center, a career-building and recruitment resource, on the Netscape Netcenter portal site.

Through the exclusive agreement, The Monster Board and Online Career Center (OCC) will provide Netcenter's visitors with access to a database of job listings and company information from leading national and international employers. Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

Netcenter Career Center expands the services already available through Netscape's Business channel, including the new Small Business Source and Netscape Business Journal by NewsEdge.

"Today's announcement marks another landmark in our aggressive 'Project 60' plan to turn Netcenter into the destination of choice for business and consumer users," said Mike Homer, executive vice president and general manager of Netscape's Netcenter division. "By leveraging The Monster Board and Online Career Center, Netcenter Career Center will provide the millions of visitors to Netscape's Netcenter portal site with the most comprehensive career and recruitment resource available on the Web."

"The agreement with Netscape represents a significant step in our strategic plan to make The Monster Board and OCC the best places to recruit and look for jobs on the Internet," said Andrew J. McKelvey, chairman and CEO of TMP Worldwide.

Netcenter Career Center will also be integrated with Netscape Business Journal, Netscape Professional Connections and Netscape Small Business Source services.

Currently, 34,000 companies, including more than 55 of the Fortune 100, use TMP's Web sites as their Internet recruiting solutions. Netcenter Career Center will offer job seekers free access to a growing list of technical and non-technical jobs in more than 200 categories including finance, sales and marketing, and health care.

In addition to more than 183,000 job ads, Netcenter users will have access to personal job search agents that deliver opportunities to job seekers' desktops even when they are off-line; resume- building and posting capabilities; company profiles; and advice on managing a career.

TMP says it is "the 16th largest advertising organization in the world, the largest yellow page advertising agency and one of the world's largest recruitment advertising agencies."