Search company, investor...

Founded Year



Acquired | Acquired

Total Raised






About was an on-line job search and human resources management service. It went public in 1999 as NASDAQ: HOTJ and was acquired by Yahoo (NASDAQ: YHOO) in 2002. was acquired again in February 2010 by Monster, with a valuation of $225 million.

Headquarters Location

406 West 31st Street

New York, New York, 10001-4611,

United States

Missing:'s Product Demo & Case Studies

Promote your product offering to tech buyers.

Reach 1000s of buyers who use CB Insights to identify vendors, demo products, and make purchasing decisions.

Missing:'s Product & Differentiators

Don’t let your products get skipped. Buyers use our vendor rankings to shortlist companies and drive requests for proposals (RFPs).

Expert Collections containing

Expert Collections are analyst-curated lists that highlight the companies you need to know in the most important technology spaces. is included in 1 Expert Collection, including HR Tech.


HR Tech

4,021 items

HR tech startups are helping companies manage critical pain points in HR processes such as recruitment, automation, career development, compensation, and benefits management, through a mix of software and services.

Latest News

Game Changer - HotJobs Founder Kicks Off Venture to Help Entrepreneurs Score a Million Dollar Restaurant

Jan 12, 2023

News provided by Share this article Share this article BURGAW, N.C., Jan. 12, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Do you watch the big game for the football or the commercials? One ad scored so big for that its founder and CEO is kicking off a new venture to help a lucky entrepreneur win a Million Dollar Restaurant. "My new company, Own Your Own  (OYO), is running a competition where the winner gets a $1 million-dollar budget to design and build the restaurant of their dreams," says Richard Johnson. He's hoping entrepreneurs nationwide will apply for the opportunity. His goal is to revitalize small-town America, one business at a time. Johnson picked Burgaw, North Carolina as the kickoff location. The charming, coastal town is a short drive to beautiful beaches and historic Wilmington, one of the fastest-growing small cities in the country. Johnson says Burgaw is the perfect location to launch the first OYO competition because, like many iconic small towns, it has a strong sense of community and great bones. "Burgaw is a great representation of small-town America," says Johnson. "It's got everything going for it but it just needs a spark. You can go swimming in the ocean or see a great concert all 30 minutes from downtown Burgaw." OYO is accepting online applications via their website  through March 31, 2023. Selected competitors will come to Burgaw to compete in a series of challenges highlighting creativity and leadership as well as the ability to successfully manage a restaurant. Competitors will be judged by members of the community and a panel of award-winning chefs. Burgaw's iconic town square has been the backdrop of nearly 40 feature films and is home to one of the largest Blueberry Festivals in the world. "It's a great place to raise a family, and run a business," Johnson said. The Back Story: Described as the "gutsiest" CEO ever, Johnson is a risk taker. In 1998, with his company on the verge of closing, Johnson mortgaged his house and assets to borrow $4 million for an ad in the "Big Game of 1999," hoping to take his company to the next level. That ad was a game-changer. HotJobs went public and raised over $165 million in 1999. In February of 2002, the company was sold to Yahoo for close to a half billion dollars. Now he's at it again – jumping into some risky business to help others get a shot at the American dream. Instead of buying another ad, he's putting his cash behind want-to-be entrepreneurs. Contact: Taylor Wilhelm-Kork Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • When was founded? was founded in 1997.

  • Where is's headquarters?'s headquarters is located at 406 West 31st Street, New York.

  • What is's latest funding round?'s latest funding round is Acquired.

  • How much did raise? raised a total of $16M.

  • Who are the investors of

    Investors of include Monster Worldwide, Yahoo!, Bessemer Venture Partners, Boston Millennia Partners and Generation Partners.

Discover the right solution for your team

The CB Insights tech market intelligence platform analyzes millions of data points on vendors, products, partnerships, and patents to help your team find their next technology solution.

Request a demo

CBI websites generally use certain cookies to enable better interactions with our sites and services. Use of these cookies, which may be stored on your device, permits us to improve and customize your experience. You can read more about your cookie choices at our privacy policy here. By continuing to use this site you are consenting to these choices.