Despite news that unemployment is rising fast in Germany, the job portal market is as busy as ever, with new portals launching with regular intervals. Still, the flavor seems to be job search engines – and specifically, engines focused on specific niches in the labor market. 

In the last four months alone, seven new job search engines opened their doors for business in Germany – apart from a number of new job portals. 

In February we reported about new job search engines Jobsuma.de, which aims at students, and Cebitjcm.de, which focuses on the IT and communications sector. They were launched in December last year and January this year respectively. Since then the following job search engines have arrived on the scene:

* The U.S. job search engine SimplyHired.com, launched a portal in Germany at SimplyHired.de with “more than 200,000 jobs.” Recently U.S. business network Plaxo selected SimplyHired.com to power the job board on its portal. 

* The French-based job search engine Moovement launched a German portal at Moovement.de, with 88,000 jobs listed. 

* MyJobNextDoor.com, a search engine with a focus on retail trade and services jobs, was launched by Stuttgart-based independent Next Century Networks. 

* The leading German job-search engine Kimeta.de (with more than 900,000 jobs listed), which was also the driving force behind Jobsuma.de and Cebitjcm.de, teamed up with the regional newspaper publisher Mannheimer Morgen Grossdruckerei und Verlag to launch Jobmorgen.de, a job-search engine focused on the regions Rhein-Neckar and Main-Tauber.  

* The job search engine Stellenanzeigen.net (not to be confused with the Markt Group-owned job portal Stellenanzeigen.de) shed its beta status recently and now has 171,000 jobs listed. The driving force behind the search engine is Marcus Tandler, owner of the well-known job blog Joblog.de and ex-manager of Jobscout24.de. 

In the world of job portals, the interesting news was the launch of a completely rebuilt portal (front end and backend) for JobScout24.de and the launch of a new job portal Mittelstandskarriere.de. It is aimed at Germany’s strong medium-sized company sector and boosts a single listing price of €99 per month for all advertisers.

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