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The new ST701 Jobs site has been improved.

It's now better, faster and easier to use.

Singapore, 5 July 2010 - ST701 and its four verticals - Jobs, Cars, Property and Shops - have proven to be a comprehensive e-marketplace for buyers and sellers since its entry into the new media platform in 2006.

ST701 Jobs has grown steadily and it now has a sizable membership base of 350,000 registered users. With a buoyant job market driven by rapid growth in Asia and better business sentiments, this is an opportune time to launch a new system that meets the needs of recruiters and job seekers.

In line with SPH’s commitment to develop its multi-platform media products, the revamped ST701 Jobs site is an investment to ensure that SPH maintains its competitive edge in the digital revolution. Some $3 million was invested to develop the new ST701 Jobs site with Accenture by using the best and most advanced search and match technologies.

The new job portal is designed to be more scalable to cope with the growing number of users and their expectations. The new site can handle a larger volume of traffic and information at a faster speed.

Ms Elsie Chua, Executive Vice-President of CATS Classified, Marketing Division, said: “This investment shows our commitment to delivering an excellent platform for recruiters and job seekers. We refined and simplified the site and added new features so that both parties will find the right talent or right job faster and easier."

New features of ST701 Jobs

For job seekers:
3 Clicks: That’s what it takes to register and use the site or apply for a job.

MyST701: This multi-functional dashboard helps users to consolidate, manage, categorise and organise job applications.

Resume Scan: This feature automatically classifies the different sections of an existing resume to fit ready-made templates and fields. This allows a job seeker to generate multiple CVs quickly to fit various job applications.

Cover Letters: Job seekers can effortlessly create a personalised introduction to suit each individual job application.

Interactive Communication Tool: Consisting of direct email alerts, notifications and SMSes, job seekers can communicate directly and speedily with prospective employers.

For recruiters:
3 Second: That’s how fast it takes for a job advertisement to go live online.

Job Matching Technology: This allows hirers to pick out quality, profile-fitting candidates easily from a mass of job seekers.

Workflow Tracking System: Recruiters can use this management tool to consolidate, sort, shortlist, filter and view job applications conveniently.

Job Ad Templates: Ready-to-use formats allow recruiters to project the desired image for their company advertisements.

LinkUp: Powers up the corporate career centre portal and creates other job ads for the company’s affiliates. This helps recruiters to get maximum reach with a dual-listings exposure and push their job ads to more candidates through features such as Job Alerts and Job Recommendations.

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For more information, please contact:

Diana Lee (Ms)
Assistant Vice President
Advertising & Promotions
CATS Classified
Singapore Press Holdings
Tel: 6319 5978
Hp: 9366 6875

Linda Lee (Ms)
Communications Manager
Singapore Press Holdings
Tel: 6319 8919
Hp: 9742 3760

Gary Yeo (Mr)
Assistant Manager
Corporate Communications
Singapore Press Holdings Limited
DID: 6319 1225
HP: 9684 0498

About ST701

First launched on March 24, 2006 as a job portal, ST701 carries the initials of The Straits Times, Singapore Press Holdings’ flagship newspaper and Singapore´s national English broadsheet. The numbers “701” convey what the user will experience: 7 days a week search at the 01 place that matters.

In 2007, ST701 expanded its scope to include motoring, property and general classifieds. Now, ST701 comprises four verticals, namely: ST701 Jobs; ST701 Cars; ST701 Property; and ST701 Shops. Collectively, the four verticals make up Singapore’s leading online marketplace for classified advertisements.


About CATS Classified

CATS Classified is part of the Marketing Division of Singapore Press Holdings Limited. It offers the most comprehensive marketplace for products, services and employment through CATS Classified in The Straits Times, Lianhe Zaobao, Lianhe Wanbao, Shin Min Daily News, CATS Klassified in Berita Harian & CATS Fastads in The New Paper.

About Singapore Press Holdings Ltd

Incorporated in 1984, main board-listed Singapore Press Holdings Ltd (SPH) celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2009. It is Southeast Asia’s leading media organisation, engaging minds and enriching lives across multiple languages and platforms.

Newspapers and Magazines
In Singapore, SPH publishes 17 newspaper titles in four languages. Every day, 3 million individuals or 79 per cent of people above 15 years old, read one of SPH's news publications. SPH also publishes and produces more than 100 magazine titles in Singapore and the region, covering a broad range of interests from lifestyle to information technology.

Internet and Mobile
Beyond print, the Internet editions of SPH newspapers enjoy over 225 million pageviews with 14 million unique visitors every month. Apart from SPH AsiaOne portal, SPH's online and new media initiatives include an online marketplace for products, services and employment, ST701; local search and directory engine,; Stomp (Straits Times Online Mobile Print), a portal that connects, engages and interacts with readers on the Web and via mobile phone messaging;, a bilingual news and interactive portal and The Straits Times RazorTV, a free access interactive webcast service offering live chat shows and video-on-demand clips.

SPH has a 20 per cent stake in MediaCorp TV Holdings Pte Ltd, which operates free-to-air channels 5, 8 and U, and a 40 per cent stake in MediaCorp Press Limited, which publishes the free newspaper, Today. In the radio business, SPH has an 80 per cent stake in SPH UnionWorks Pte Ltd, which operates entertainment stations Radio 100.3 in Mandarin and 91.3FM in English.

Events and Outdoor Advertising
SPH’s events subsidiary Sphere Exhibits organises innovative consumer and trade events and exhibitions. In addition, SPH has ventured into out-of-home (OOH) advertising through its wholly-owned subsidiary, SPH MediaBoxOffice Pte Ltd, Singapore’s largest outdoor motion display advertising network media company.

SPH owns and manages Paragon, the prime retail and office complex in the heart of Orchard Road, Singapore's main shopping belt. SPH's wholly-owned subsidiary, Times Development Pte Ltd, has also developed a 43-storey upmarket residential condominium, Sky@eleven, at Thomson Road.