Over the past few years, I have been getting more and more calls from staffing agencies and independent recruiters wanting to start their own job boards. This year I helped launch sites like LoGoJo.ca for Canadian municipal jobs and SilverStateJobs.com, a local site for jobs in Nevada. Both were started by recruiting firms who wanted a new line of business.
For me, I think the reason has to do with these firms (and third party recruiters) wanting not just a new stream of revenue but a passive one too. Job boards are essentially the ecommerce businesses of the recruiting world. They