OperationsInc has acquired the local online jobs board AllCountyJobs.com, in a move that David Lewis, president and chief executive officer, called an "exciting milestone."
The Stamford-based provider of human resources solutions has taken control of all 29 jobs boards on the AllCountyJobs platform, the largest of which is FairfieldCountyJobs.com. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
OperationsInc plans to leverage the advantages of each organization and launch new programs on the AllCountyJobs sites that connect more easily with job seekers and make the sites more than simply platforms to find jobs or local talent, Lewis said.
"We're going to become a center of news and information for job-seekers in the area," Lewis said. "We have a lot of ideas designed to become more involved in the job market."
Chris Russell, the Trumbull-based founder and former owner of AllCountyJobs, founded the company in 1999 and decided 13 years later, that it was time to move on. After turning down two other offers, he chose to cede the company to OperationsInc, based on previous knowledge of the firm and compatibility with his jobs platform.
"I'd been doing this for so long and wanted to move on to new challenges," Russell said. "OperationsInc is a company I've known for a number of years and our businesses have grown alongside each other. They were the best fit overall for their expertise and existing services."
According to company officials, AllCountyJobs has 100,000 visitors and 500,000 click-throughs each month across the entire network of sites, which includes areas in Washington, D.C., Rhode Island and Massachusetts. Part of the platform's selling point is its local connections in each region, company officials said.
"The specialty here is location," Lewis said. "We have listings for virtually every type of position."
As part of the expansion of AllCountyJobs, OperationsInc hopes to complement the job postings on the site by adding advice on creating resumes and succeeding in interviews, releasing benchmark data on economic indicators on local job market strength and building a presence on social media sites. The two companies will also merge their client bases, as OperationsInc links AllCountyJobs clients to its services and vice versa.
To support these expansions, Lewis already has hired two new employees and plans to expand further.
"From our end, it will give us the access to the client base," Lewis said. "We hope to introduce them to the services we offer on the human resources side."