Stuart Gentle Publisher at Onrec

Webhire To Launch In Europe - 06/2000

Partnership With Vivendi And Softbank

Webhire, the US market leader in e-cruitment BSP (business service provision), which runs Yahoo! Resumes and Yahoo! Recruiter, has announced a large scale partnership to launch in Europe. The venture, to be based in Paris, will be funded by Internet Incubator @viso, the joint venture of Softbank and Vivendi. The partnership with an offspring of Vivendi will give Webhire instant access to ìVizzaviî, the European Multi Access Portal of VivendiNet and Vodaphone Airtouch which is set to launch later this month. Marty Fahey, CEO of Webhire commented ìwe are delighted to gain the support of two key players in Europeís Internet economy: Softbank and Vivendi.
Their local market expertise will prove invaluable as we rapidly launch our business and establish the Webhire brand across Europe.î

@viso will provide Webhire with a range of services ranging from capital, infrastructure, and local support services to strategic marketing, technical facilities, and HR services. Pierre Liautaud CEO of @viso enthused: ìWeíre excited about the partnership with Webhhire and the business opportunity for our European joint-venture.î He promised that ìWebhire Europe will quickly establish a position as the major force in web-based recruiting services for employers in Europe,î