Monday, February 14, 2005

Fortune 500 companies filled 278,236 positions in January 2005

Increase of 50,935 from January 2004 shows swing to more jobs filled by external versus internal resources

London, 10th February 2005 – Taleo, a pure-play Software Service Provider of on-demand talent management solutions, today announced January projections for its Taleo Talent Index, established in December 2004. This index of Fortune 500 talent movement provides an indication of major talent trends within Fortune 500 companies, such as job stability, talent mobility and worker confidence. As a SSP, Taleo hosts on its applications and within its data centers the talent management initiatives of what the company believes is an industry-leading market share of Fortune 500 companies, providing it with the data to measure and project talent movement among Fortune 500 companies.

For January 2005, the Taleo Talent Index projects that there were 278,236 positions filled among Fortune 500 companies; 187,121 positions were filled with external hires, as compared to 91,115 positions filled through internal hires.

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