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StepStone signs deal with NTL - 10/2000

First online recruitment service to offer job opportunities via television in UK

StepStone, Europe's leading online career portal, is supplying its extensive job and career services to NTL's TV and Internet customers. NTL is the UK's largest cable company with over 50% of UK TV homes within NTL's franchise areas. The service will be available to customers by the end of this year.

It will provide consumers with all the job and career services currently available via www.stepstone.co.uk, including thousands of job opportunities, and specific tips and advice available, from writing your CV to changing your career.

NTL customers will be able to access the TV service via digital cable and NTL's free Internet access service, ntlworld. StepStone will also be available on all future platforms developed by NTL.

Announcing this new agreement, Giles Clarke, Chief Executive Officer of StepStone, said: We have consistently developed our channels for delivering these services since we launched our brand in the UK last year, offering consumers a route to our portal via some of the leading ISPs and portals in the UK, and WAP. We are very excited to be joining forces with NTL as they have clearly demonstrated their credentials as the UK's complete communications company enabling us to embrace the digital media revolution. When coupled with StepStone's proven product and service offering this will enable us to deliver a very compelling proposition to NTL customers. We fully recognise the importance of the television and Internet as an increasingly popular interface for the consumer and look forward to continuing the development of StepStone's service with NTL in the future.

Commenting on the new agreement, John Hondros, director of content at NTL, said: StepStone is fast becoming a leading online recruitment service and can offer a wide range of jobs to NTL's interactive customer base. Job opportunities and advice can be accessed in the privacy of subscriber homes - without the boss looking over their shoulders. We are delighted to offer an online job service of this nature to our customers.

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