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Bouchard and Wilke Join Workopolis' Senior Management Team

Workopolis Hires Vice Presidents of Strategic Planning and Finance

TORONTO – July 23, 2008 -- Workopolis, Canada's leading provider of recruitment and job search solutions, today announced Gabriel Bouchard has joined the team as Vice President, Strategic Planning, and Joe Wilke will be joining as Vice President, Finance.

Bouchard was a founder of Monster.ca, launched in 1997, and served as Vice-President and General Manager. He was also a member of the North American executive team until January, 2008.  Prior to joining Monster.ca, Bouchard was the VP Marketing at TMP Worldwide, a recruitment advertising agency.  He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the Université du Québec à Montréal.

"Gabriel joins Workopolis with vast knowledge and experience of the online recruitment business and will lead our team in the new direction to further develop our expansion into the niche website business," said Patrick Sullivan, President, Workopolis. "We're already Canada's biggest job site, but we continue to seek continued business expansion through enhanced reach to specific industries and specialized fields."

In January of this year, Workopolis acquired Brainhunter's North American job board business. Most recently, Workopolis announced a partnership with Rogers Publishing to power their dedicated B-to-B job boards. These partnerships, along with other developments, offer employers and job seekers access to hundreds of professional, trade and industry specific associations and job boards.

In early August, Joe Wilke will also join the Workopolis team, as Vice President, Finance.  Wilke, a Chartered Accountant, has spent 14 years in Finance at Loblaw Companies Limited, and most recently held the role of Senior Vice President, Financial Reporting and Control.  Prior to that, Wilke worked with Ernst and Young.  He holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Waterloo.

Wilke has extensive hands-on financial operational and managerial experience, along with a proven track record of delivering financial expertise. He steps in to lead the Finance team and will assume responsibility to drive financial and business strategy that to date, has enabled Workopolis to sustain significant growth year over year.
"Workopolis has proven itself as a successful and growing business, and I'm excited to join and lead the team as Workopolis prepares for further growth and expansion in the Canadian job market industry," said Joe Wilke.

About Workopolis:

Workopolis is Canada's largest and most popular online career-solutions provider with over 3.6 million unique visitors monthly in Canada, the most posted resumes and twice as many job postings as the nearest competitor. 

Workopolis provides a fully bilingual suite of industry-leading products and services including:

  • Powerful Resume Database search functions and intuitive screening tools to help connect employers with the "best fit" candidates – contributing to a 71% hiring success rate for customers.
  • An inside look at niche industries with access to over 100 professional and trade associations. 
  • Career alerts, resume rescue and online salary calculator to help job seekers find the right job.

 Headquartered in Toronto, Workopolis has offices in 8 Canadian cities.  Workopolis is a partnership of Toronto Star Newspapers Ltd. and Gesca Ltd., the newspaper publishing subsidiary of Power Corporation of Canada.

Workopolis is the exclusive Official Supplier of Online Recruitment Services for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.

For more information:
Sheryl So or Jill Anzarut
Environics Communications
416-969-2725 or 416-969-2708