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December 22, 2006

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Reveille and Hyperbole:
"The Impact of Elder Care on Women's Labor Supply," by Richard W. Johnson and Anthony T. Lo Sasso -- This study found that women ages 55 to 67 who, during a two-year period, helped elderly parents with personal activities, errands or chores reduced their work hours by 367 hours a year, or 41 percent, on average. The authors conclude that "providing informal care to elderly parents may be incompatible with full-time paid employment" for middle-aged women, and may hinder efforts that encourage women to delay retirement. The analysis used recent data from the Health and Retirement Study, conducted by the University of Michigan for the National Institute on Aging.

blinkx, a leading video search engine, announced a content partnership with Dow Jones Online that will enable blinkx users to search and watch video clips from The Wall Street Journal Online, MarketWatch.com and Barron's Online. Users will now have access to hundreds of hours of business and financial news, analysis and interviews produced by Dow Jones Online, and available for free on www.blinkx.tv

Jarden Corporation (JAH) today announced the initiation of Operation Careers for Veterans. As part of Jarden's ongoing support of our troops serving domestically and abroad, Operation Careers for Veterans will seek to identify, consider and hire qualified veterans. In addition to contacting military bases located near our domestic manufacturing facilities, Jarden is partnering with the military branches as well as "HireVetsFirst" (a veteran employment program administered by the One Stop Career Centers located in more than 3,500 cities across the nation) to carry out this initiative.

A new approach to stress at work has been developed by academics at the University of Hertfordshire for Heales Medical Ltd. PEST (Person and Environment Stress Tool), which has been developed between the University and Heales Medical Ltd, one of the leading providers of Occupational Health services, provides a tool to enable Occupational Health practitioners to establish the most likely causes of stress-related absence. It is expected to double the size of Heales Medical Ltd's business over the next three years.

You Should Know:
Global:
What Google Can't Do
Search comes up short delivering video, pics, even text. Meet the startups trying to fix that.
Ever try typing your grandfather's name into Google images? Unless he's famous, you'll probably find yourself staring at photos of people you don't know. But if Sweden's Polar Rose lives up to its promise, it will soon become easy to find stills of family members and friends on the Net. Polar Rose, which emerged from stealth mode in December, uses 3D and face-recognition technology that it claims can single out Grandpa from other family members in a photo posted on a web site, even if he's not directly facing the camera. Before long, the technology could be incorporated in mobiles and combined with other services. Recognize someone at a conference? Just snap a photo, send it in, and within minutes receive details on the person's identity. (Red Herring)

Keep Tabs on the Workplace Web
Websense helps you enforce your organization's Web policies and keep employees surfing on the straight and narrow.

While the Internet enables global communication, collaboration and access to data stored all over the world, it also poses an array of problems. Are your employees using the Internet for work or are they perusing the latest lingerie catalog? They may even be doing something criminal like pirating movies or behaving outside the legal boundaries of such regulations as Sarbanes-Oxley or HIPAA. Lawsuits are swarming around the Internet like angry wasps, and your business could get stung. Keeping your employees' Web usage safe and legal is a challenge. Employees and employers are both entitled to some protection. Absolute trust is a thing of the past, but draconian measures won't work either. You can't assign someone to watch every employee. (MCP)

Israel:
Survey: 40% of industrial cos raised salaries this year
The respondents reported a nominal 3.9% increase in salaries in 2006, following a 4.3% rise in 2005.
The economic recovery has influenced salary levels in industry. 40% of industrial companies, both high-tech and low technology, raised salaries this year, according to the Manufacturers Association of Israel salary survey for 2006, published today. (
Globes)

Singapore:
Flexible Work Arrangements Few In Singapore's Private Sector
Flexible and pro-family working arrangements have increased in Singapore's private sector but are still not widely practised, a Manpower Ministry report said Wednesday. A wider availability of such arrangements "can encourage more women and older persons to stay economically active and longer in the workforce," the ministry said. Only 5.3 per cent of employees worked on flexible work schedules this year covering part-time, staggered hours and tele-working, up 1 per cent from 2004. (Playfuls)


South Africa:
Shortage of doctors spells doom for villages
Without major intervention, South Africa's rural health care delivery capacity will collapse from 2008, when its existing life-blood supply of community service doctors is strangled and hundreds of non-renewable contracts of foreign doctors end just 12 months later. The local conscript and foreign doctor corps is now the backbone of South Africa's already severely understaffed rural and district hospitals, according to an article to appear in the next edition of Izindaba News, SA Medical Journal. (IOL)


UK:

Survey: 40% of industrial cos raised salaries this year
The respondents reported a nominal 3.9% increase in salaries in 2006, following a 4.3% rise in 2005.
The economic recovery has influenced salary levels in industry. 40% of industrial companies, both high-tech and low technology, raised salaries this year, according to the Manufacturers Association of Israel salary survey for 2006, published today. (Birmingham Post)

US:
USAF Space Command puts careers online
The U.S. Air Force Space Command has issued an online career opportunities guide to boost career opportunities for its personnel. Air Force Times reported Wednesday that senior personnel officers in Air Force Space Command, or AFSPC, said the new guide would "allow space professionals to better manage their careers." AFSPC informed what it described as "credentialed space professionals" of the guide's availability Dec. 11, Maj. Denise Harris, command lead for education training programs in AFSPC's Space Professional Management Office at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo. told the newspaper.  (UPI)

WORKPLACE TRENDS: More U.S. workers feel secure in jobs
American workers' confidence in their job security during the past six months reached an all-time high for the four years that Right Management has conducted its Career Confidence Index. About 81 percent of workers predicted there was little or no chance they would lose their jobs in the coming year -- up from 80 percent in May 2006, the last time the survey was done. Furthermore, more employees than ever in the history of the survey -- 23 percent -- feel it would be easy to find a similar job at the same pay if they were laid off, up from 18 percent last May, according to the survey of more than 1,000 full-time employees. (Courier)

Deep Release:
Fourteen of the Top 28 U.S. Metro Markets Hold Steady or Show Greater Online Job Availability in November, According to the Monster Local Employment Index

November 2006 Monster Local Employment Index Highlights:

  • Remaining 14 metro areas show moderating online recruitment activity as end-of-year hiring slows
  • Demand for business and financial operations rises or holds steady in 22 markets
  • Education, training and library; as well as food preparation and serving related occupations remain up on a year-over-year basis across all monitored cities
  • Cincinnati registers largest month-to-month rise amid sharp increase in demand for white-collar professionals in business and financial operations
  • Houston metro area is unchanged following four-month growth streak driven by booming oil and gas industry, rising international trade and strong aerospace and defense industry
  • Online opportunities in Boston and St. Louis decline, ending a three-month period of gradual growth

Online job availability increased or remained unchanged in half of the top 28 U.S. metro markets in November, as employers across the country wrapped up recruitment of temporary workers for the holiday season, according to the latest findings of the Monster Local Employment Index. A majority of the markets tracked by the Index showed only marginal changes - plus or minus one-to-two points - suggesting no significant shift in overall online job demand.

Online job opportunities for business and financial operations rose or held steady in 22 of the 28 monitored markets, indicating continued strong demand for finance and accounting professionals, particularly as financial services companies begin preparing for the upcoming auditing and tax season. In addition, online recruitment for education, training and library; as well as food preparation and serving related occupations are up on a year-over-year basis in all 28 monitored markets, showing strong demand nationwide for teachers and food service industry professionals. Cincinnati, which already leads the Index in terms of year-over-year growth for management occupations, registered the largest overall month-to-month rise in November, driven mainly by a sharply higher demand for white-collar professionals in business and financial occupations.

"The Monster Local Employment Index findings for November demonstrate a seasonal slowdown in recruitment activity across most major U.S. cities as many employers wrapped-up their recruitment of temporary support staff for the holiday season," said Steve Pogorzelski, Group President, International at Monster Worldwide. "However, compared to last year, demand for workers remains elevated in a majority of large metro areas, reflecting tightened local labor markets in a majority of the country's largest municipalities."

The Houston metro market, which remained the fastest growing online recruitment market on a year-over-year basis by a wide margin, held steady at a level of 120 in November, following a four-month growth streak. Growth in online recruitment in the Houston metro area has been driven by a booming oil and gas industry, rising international trade and a strong aerospace and defense industry. Solid population growth in the metro area also has created new job opportunities in the services sector and helped uphold local demand for housing.

Meanwhile, Dallas, Indianapolis and Philadelphia were among the markets showing greater online job availability between October and November. Increased online recruitment activity in Dallas was fueled by more opportunities in the broad services sector, while Indianapolis benefited from higher demand for researchers and scientists. Widened job offers in office and administrative support occupations, as well as within the installation/repair and cleaning/maintenance industries, helped drive marginal growth in the Philadelphia metro market.

Boston and St. Louis each fell three points and registered the sharpest declines in November, following a three-month period of gradually rising demand. Boston saw online availability ease among business and professional services occupations, as well as in construction related categories. Most categories in St. Louis declined in November, with the notable exceptions of business and financial operations; and transportation.

On a year-over-year basis, Houston is followed by Cleveland, Kansas City and Minneapolis as the fastest growing online recruitment markets. In contrast, Los Angeles, Baltimore and Washington, D.C. occupy the bottom spots.

Protective service occupations remained the strongest growth rate performers over the past 12 months, followed by food preparation and serving; arts, design, entertainment, sports and media; education, training and library; and building and grounds cleaning and maintenance related positions. Overall results for the top 28 U.S. metro markets over the past 12 months are as follows:
  NOV OCT SEP AUG JUL JUN MAY APR MAR FEB JAN DEC NOV
  06 06 06 06 06 06 06 06 06 06 06 05 05
Atlanta 110 111 110 108 106 106 106 106 105 103 99 100 101
Baltimore 106 107 106 107 102 103 103 104 103 102 99 101 103
Boston 105 108 107 107 100 104 106 104 103 102 99 100 101
Chicago 109 110 108 107 104 105 106 105 104 102 97 99 101
Cincinnati 108 106 106 105 106 105 109 105 101 102 98 100 101
Cleveland 113 113 108 109 105 106 107 108 104 103 97 97 99
Dallas 111 110 110 109 107 107 108 107 106 103 98 100 101
Denver 112 112 112 113 109 106 109 109 107 102 99 98 101
Detroit 110 109 108 108 104 104 106 105 103 103 99 99 102
Houston 120 120 117 115 112 111 112 110 107 105 100 100 100
Indianapolis 109 108 108 107 107 105 106 109 105 103 98 99 100
Kansas City 114 114 113 111 106 107 109 107 104 103 97 99 100
Los Angeles 104 105 104 101 104 102 104 104 105 103 100 100 102
Miami 107 108 106 105 103 105 106 106 106 104 100 100 98
Minneapolis 114 116 113 111 109 109 108 107 106 103 99 100 102
New York City 108 108 106 106 102 104 106 106 103 103 98 99 101
Orlando 107 106 105 105 103 101 103 103 103 101 100 100 101
Philadelphia 107 106 105 105 102 101 103 103 103 103 101 101 101
Phoenix 110 110 111 112 110 111 113 109 106 103 101 102 102
Pittsburgh 109 109 106 106 103 102 103 103 106 104 101 99 102
Portland 111 113 112 115 107 108 110 106 102 103 100 101 101
Sacramento 108 109 106 109 105 103 106 109 108 107 98 98 100
San Diego 110 111 110 115 107 106 107 106 105 106 100 101 102
San Francisco 111 111 109 110 105 105 106 106 106 105 99 100 100
Seattle 111 113 112 115 109 109 110 108 106 103 100 101 100
St.Louis 108 111 109 108 105 108 107 107 106 104 100 99 100
Tampa 103 104 103 106 104 104 106 106 106 104 101 99 100
Washington, D.C. 104 106 106 106 101 100 102 102 103 102 99 100 101

The December results of the Monster Local Employment Index will be released on January 22, 2007.

About the Monster Local Employment Index

Providing a broad, comprehensive monthly analysis of online job demand in the top 28 U.S. metro markets, the Monster Local Employment Index is an extension of the national Monster Employment Index, which is compiled each month by researchers at Monster Worldwide, Inc. (NASDAQ: MNST), parent company of the leading global online career and recruitment resource, Monster(R). Based on a real-time review of millions of employer job opportunities culled from more than 1,500 Web sites, including Monster(R), the Monster Local Employment Index presents a snapshot of employer online recruitment activity in the top 28 U.S. markets with the largest working populations.

The Index counts job postings as an indicator of employer demand for employees or, in other words, job availability. Job postings are online advertisements placed by an employer looking to fill one or more vacant, or recently created, job positions. All of the data and findings have been validated for accuracy through independent, monthly third party auditing conducted by ARC Research of Cranford, New Jersey. Individual Index reports containing data for each of the 28 metro markets, as well as additional information on occupational demand in each area, are now available at http://LocaleIndex.monsterworldwide.com.

About Monster Worldwide

Monster Worldwide, Inc. (NASDAQ: MNST) parent company of Monster(R), the premier global online employment solution for more than a decade, strives to bring people together to advance their lives. With a local presence in key markets in North America, Europe, and Asia, Monster works for everyone by connecting employers with quality job seekers at all levels and by providing personalized career advice to consumers globally. Through online media sites and services, Monster delivers vast, highly targeted audiences to advertisers. Monster Worldwide is a member of the S&P 500 Index and the NASDAQ 100. To learn more about Monster's industry-leading products and services, visit www.monster.com. More information about Monster Worldwide is available at www.monsterworldwide.com.

Special Note: Safe Harbor Statement Under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: Except for historical information contained herein, the statements made in this release constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Such forward-looking statements involve certain risks and uncertainties, including statements regarding Monster Worldwide, Inc.'s strategic direction, prospects and future results. Certain factors, including factors outside of Monster Worldwide's control, may cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in the forward- looking statements, including economic and other conditions in the markets in which Monster Worldwide operates, risks associated with acquisitions, competition, seasonality and the other risks discussed in Monster Worldwide's Form 10-K and other filings made with the Securities and Exchange Commission, which discussions are incorporated in this release by reference.

CONTACT: Monster Worldwide
Kathryn Burns, 212-351-7063
kathryn.burns@monsterworldwide.com
or
Weber Shandwick
Lauren McDonald, 617-520-7116
lmcdonald@webershandwick.com
or
Christian Harper, 212-445-8135
charper@webershandwick.com

SOURCE: Monster Worldwide, Inc.

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