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Monster.com and Adecco Launch Online Jobs Resource


New Adecco Micro Site on www.monster.com. Offers 9,000 Temporary and Contract Jobs and Content on Flexible Careers

Maynard, Massachusetts, États-Unis, Feb 23, 1999 

Monster.com, part of the Interactive Division of TMP Worldwide (NASDAQ: "TMPW"; ASX: "TMP"), today announced that the company has partnered with Adecco (NASDAQ: ADECY), the world leader in staffing services, to launch an online jobs resource for professional temporary and contract workers. The new micro site accessible via http://workflex.monster.com contains over 9,000 temporary and contract jobs as well as helpful content for people interested in researching these flexible work opportunities.


Monster.com, the leading, global online network for careers, was aunched in mid-January as a result of the merger of the number-one and number-four-rated online recruitment sites The Monster Board(R)and Online Career Center, both owned by TMP Worldwide. Offering more than 170,000 job opportunities, Monster.com receives approximately 5 million visits per month from career-minded individuals and human resource professionals from progressive companies.

"Adecco brings thousands of fresh part-time and flex-time job opportunities to Monster.com, making the site more valuable and appealing to an even larger percentage of the workforce," said Jeff Taylor, chief executive officer, Monster.com. "Working with the global leader in temporary employment services fits in perfectly with our 'intern to CEO' strategy of providing opportunities for people at every stage of their careers.".

In addition to offering thousands of temporary job opportunities nationwide, the Adecco-sponsored micro site on Monster.com offers:
- Interactive Content for both job seekers and employers, such as resume-building and -posting capabilities and quizzes to help visitors determine whether flexible work is right for them;
- Articles and Checklists providing tips ranging from how to turn a temporary job into a full-time position to how to organize a job search;
- Resources including in-depth information about temporary work at Adecco's client companies, career book recommendations, and links to additional online resources for temporary and contract workers; and
- Online Chats hosted weekly by Adecco to answer questions andoffer advice about securing and making the most of temporary employment opportunities.

"Today more than ever, workers are seeking job opportunities that offer a flexible schedule and a wider variety of career options. Adecco's Workflex| site on Monster.com is the first-of-its-kind resource on the Internet, providing not only job listings, but a community for this audience, " said Adecco North America President Debbie Pond-Heide.
 

Adecco is the world's largest employment services company, connecting people to jobs through its network of over 3,000 offices in 50 countries. The firm solves HR challenges for its clients while providing career growth and lifestyle benefits for its temporary associates and contract employees. The key lies in managing millions of employees with a global perspective, without losing an individual approach. Each year in the United States, Adecco's 800 general staffing and technical staffing branches employ more than 800,000 temporary employees at over 65,000 companies. For additional information about Adecco and its capabilities or to locate an office near you, visit the Adecco website at www.adecco.com or contact Bonnie Olmsted at 650-610-1176.
 

Monster.com (www.monster.com), headquartered in Maynard, Mass., and Indianapolis, Ind., is the leading, global online network for careers, connecting the most progressive companies with the most qualified career-minded individuals. Monster.com is committed to leading the market by offering innovative technology and superior services that give consumers and businesses more control over the recruiting process. The Monster.com network consists of local content and language sites in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Netherlands, Australia, and has imminent launch plans in Belgium, France and Germany.

Monster.com is the flagship product of the Interactive Division of TMP Worldwide (NASDAQ: "TMPW"; ASX: "TMP"). Founded in 1967, TMP Worldwide, now with more than 4,750 employees in 21 countries, is the online recruitment leader and one of the world's largest recruitment advertising agency networks, and now one of the world's largest search and selection agencies. TMP Worldwide, headquartered in New York City, is also the world's largest yellow page advertising agency and a provider of direct marketing services. The company's clients include more than 70 of the Fortune 100 and more than 400 of the Fortune 500 companies. More information about Monster.com is available at www.monster.com or by calling 1-800-MONSTER. The Monster Board is a registered trademark of TMP Worldwide. CONTACT: BSMG Worldwide, New York

For Monster.com 
Christy Lynch, 212/445-8118
clynch@bsmg.com
or
Adecco, San Francisco 
Bonnie Olmsted, 650/610-1176
bonnie.olmsted@adecco.com

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