Techflash is reporting that employment site Jobster has changed its name to Recruiting.com, with the Seattle company notifying customers of the change this week. Jobster purchased the Recruiting.com domain name and blog in 2006 for an undisclosed price and has been using that trade name for its B2B online recruiting tools since last summer.
The consumer-oriented Jobster Web site continues to function, as do emails that are sent to the Jobster addresses, said CEO Jeff Seely.
A one-time high-flyer that once employeed 150 employees, Jobster has encountered rough times in the past two years. Last November, the company cut 38 percent of its work force, bringing staffing levels down to just 25 workers.
At the time, Seely said that the market environment was tough for a company trying to sell recruiting tools.
“It is harder to sell clients. It is harder to grow the business,” he said. “If we want to plan for the future, we need to be taking all of that into consideration.”
Jobster has raised approximately $55 Million to date from Ignition Partners, Reed Elsevier Ventures, Mayfield, and Trinity Ventures.