France

Indeed plans to triple sales in France in 2015

Three years after its launch in Europe, Indeed, which claims to have 300,000 job ads in France, plans to seriously expand its market presence in the country. The year 2014 was a strong one for the French operation of a U.S.-based job search engine, as it recorded triple-digit growth, according to Karim Jelatat, sales director for France currently based in Dublin. Jelatat, who recently started his...

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LeBonCoin rate hikes irate small traders

Starting from late 2014, French site LeBonCoin started to charge professionals higher rates for listing autos, real estate and general items, with prices rising up to 10 percent. As the site begins to monetize more actively, the move is said to harm most artisans and small entrepreneurs. .. This content is available to Classified Intelligence Report clients. Want to know more about becoming a...

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Glassdoor arrives in France

Job site Glassdoor launched its first site in Europe – in France (here). The move didn’t come as a surprise: Glassdoor had opened an office in London earlier to support its planned expansion into continental Europe. Glassdoor said it enters the French market with the strong ambition to become the country’s No. 1 job site. It was Glassdoor’s first move into a non-English...

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EBay launches “collection” function in France

Users in France now have the option to create their own product collections out of 700,000 items posted on EBay.fr, and to view the collections of others. The “collection” function was originally offered in the U.S. as long back as Oct. 2013. The service, which reminds a lot of Pinterest, was launched in France with great fanfare and the participation of celebrities, who presented their own...

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Figaro Classifieds, RegionsJob buy vacancy multiposting start-up Talentplug

France’s Figaro Classifieds and RegionsJob each bought a stake in Talentplug, a vacancy multi-posting start-up from Lille, the company said Wednesday in a statement (available here in French). “This deal will allow us to accelerate our growth while maintaining our independence,” said Talentplug, in a release. The company added that while its own team will remain unchanged, it will receive a...

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Professional network Viadeo conducts an IPO

Viadeo, number one professional social network in France and China, and second worldwide after LinkedIn announced it plans to start trading its shares on regulated market of Euronext Paris. The introduction in early July was not considered successful as the share price dropped during the first several days of trading way below that of competitors LinkedIn and Xing, from the introductory level of...

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