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Europeans go online for new jobs

One in four European internet users visited a job web site between July and September 2005, up from around a fifth the previous year, according to new research from Nielsen//NetRatings.

The data, which comes from Net Ratings’ Net View panels, is based on home and work internet access in France, Germany Italy, Sweden, Spain (home only), Switzerland (home only) and the UK.

Overall, 29m Europeans visited job sites – 6m of them while at work. Monster and the German job site, Arbeitsagentur.de, are the most visited job sites.

Commenting on the findings, Alex Burmaster, European internet analyst at NetRatings, said: "The efficiencies and immediacy of the online world continue to grow and play a greater part in improving people’s lives..."

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