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Restrac, JWT Specialized Communications Form Partnership

Restrac Inc., a provider of networked recruiting solutions, said it partnered with JWT Specialized Communications, the nation's fourth largest employment communications company.

JWT Specialized Communications' ResumeWorks resume pool broadens the Restrac WebHire site and strengthens the company's commitment to Internet recruiting, Restrac said.

ResumeWorks, which will now be available as a Restrac PartnerPool to WebHire customers and JWT Specialized Communications' clients, includes more than 25,000 current resumes sourced through the Internet.

Lexington, MA-based Restrac also said that JWT Specialized Communications is the first Restrac WebHire reseller to offering the WebHire service to its customers as a Web-enabled recruiting platform. Hiring organizations can both search and manage candidate responses received from print and Web-based recruitment advertising.

"In today's tight labor market, HR organizations in all industries are challenged with sourcing quality candidates," said Tim McManus, vice president, Internet Products at Restrac. "Restrac's new Internet-based PartnerPools provide organizations with large, diverse collections of qualified candidates ready for immediate searching. Adding JWT Specialized Communications as a resume content partner gives our customers access to an additional rich source of qualified candidates . . ."

Restrac WebHire is an Internet-based candidate management service. Recruiters use Restrac's concept-based searching to narrow the database of applicants to those with the most relevant skills and experience. Recruiters can review and annotate individual resumes, forward resumes to colleagues via electronic mail and monitor the progress of applicants for status reports. Clients include American Express, AT&T, Digital Equipment Corporation, Johnson & Johnson, Liz Claiborne, Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Microsoft and Software Artistry.

JWT Specialized Communications, a J. Walter Thompson company, is a diversified $200 million employment and marketing communications agency.