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JobOptions Signs Placement Deal with EarthLink

Employment network JobOptions signed a placement deal with ISP EarthLink that gives EarthLink members one-click access to the online job network.

The "Premiere Partnership" between the two companies makes JobOptions the default career channel on the EarthLink Personal Start Page, the customizable launch page for EarthLink members.

Financial arrangements were not disclosed.

Through a co-branded site, EarthLink's 1.566 million members can search job listings, post resumes, register for automatic e-mail notification of jobs matching their criteria, search the employer database, and view career management information online.

"Our partnership with EarthLink aggressively increases JobOptions' outreach by making deep employment resources available to EarthLink's 1.5 million-plus members," said JobOptions President Michael Forrest.

"Our co-branded approach allows our partners to keep users on their site."

In September, EarthLink and MindSpring announced plans to merge in a transaction that will create the world's second largest Internet service provider behind America Online.