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Jobster Gets $7 Million Infusion

Jobster (profile; site ) pulled a rabbit out of the hat Thursday, announcing that its investment group has come up with $7 million in a fourth round of financing. This latest “D” round of financing brings to $56 million the total amount invested in the company since its founding. Even before the latest…

Chatter: Jobster, Kenexa, and Peopleclick

Jobster’s “Death Knell”… Has CEO Jason Goldberg and Jobster passed the point of no return? That’s the question posed on Joel Cheesman’s blog, along with a poll to determine whether Goldberg is, in fact, killing his company. Cheesman writes that a recent Wired magazine article criticizing Jobster’s leadership is a “fascinating ride into…

The Jobster Double-Whammy

Jobster officially announced on Thursday that it has formed an alliance with Facebook, and at the same time, it will start offering free, unlimited job postings. Earlier this year it seemed that the company had trouble giving its paying clients enough A-level talent. Now, after a round of massive layoffs in January, the…

Weddle: Don’t Leap to Conclusions Over Jobster’s Fate

There have been numerous unconfirmed reports swirling around in the past two weeks over Jobster’s potential round of layoffs. The company says it expects to release the official news this week. Jobster claims it is “committed to building a profitable company in 2007 and sustaining those positive earnings for the long run,” according…

Read This Roundup and Be Fab, or Jason Will Fire You

Like Rube Goldberg, whose name is a synonym for unnecessarily complex systems, Jason Goldberg appears destined to have his name linked to business startup controversy. The serial entrepreneur, whom you may recall as the founder and CEO of ill-fated Jobster, is back in the news, defending his latest venture Fab from “blatant misrepresentations”…

Social Networking Benefits Ex-Jobster Employees

Matt Martone, in recruitment media sales at Yahoo! HotJobs, says he steered clear of much of the Jobster news earlier this week because he disliked the anonymous posting aspect that seemed to care more about the missteps of executive management than focusing on a productive conversation of how to help the 60 affected…

Chatter: Jobster, LinkedIn, and Time to Get a Life!

Later, Jobster… Dave Lefkow said Friday he is leaving Jobster after 2.5 years “to pursue other interests” despite “some really exciting times ahead for Jobster.” The company’s vice president of professional services acknowledges that the industry landscape has evolved into a hip place to be, with online recruiting technologies “focused on revolutionizing how…

Ex-Jobster CEO Raises Funds for Personal News Feed

Ex Jobster CEO Jason Goldberg has started a new networking site called Social|Median, an early-development social news site he coins a “Facebook for real news.” Incorporated in Delaware in February, Goldberg’s latest venture appears to be a way for readers to get news in a personalized form, though he promises it’s not a…