Alma Career closes Monster in Poland, Hungary

27 Aug 2018

Alma Media subsidiary Alma Career has announced that it will close Monsterpolska.pl and Monster.hu and discontinue the operations of Monster Worldwide Polska Sp. z o.o. in Poland and Monster Magyarorszag Kft in Hungary by the end of 2018.

In the news release announcing the move, Alma Media said the companies’ combined revenue came in at approximately €1.1 million ($1.2 million U.S.) in 2017.

The company will now focus on the development of its mobile job app Pracazarogiem.pl, which was launched in Poland in spring 2018 (more), and the online service Workania.hu in Hungary.

Alma Career’s recruitment sites Monster.fi in Finland and Monster.cz in the Czech Republic will continue as before, the company said.

Alma Career Oy is a joint venture of Alma Media and Monster Worldwide Inc., with Alma owning 83.3 percent of the company. It manages recruitment services operating under the Monster brand with its technology platform in the Czech Republic, Finland, Poland, and Hungary. It also owns other job sites in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Croatia, Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania.

Alma Media focuses on digital services and publishing. The company is headquartered in Finland but also operates in other Nordic countries, the Baltics, and Central Europe. It’s listed on the Helsinki Stock Exchange.

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Andrzej Sowula

Andrzej Sowula has been a writer and an analyst for AIM Group since March 2013, focusing on the Polish market. As a journalist, he has worked in Poland for regional newspapers and national Internet-focused magazines for almost a decade. He has also substantial both in-house and in a PR agency experience as a PR specialist. Currently, he owns a small PR consultancy in Poland called PR Solutions. Andrzej has graduated from Journalism, Political Science and Business and Management at Jagiellonian University. He lives and works in Krakow.