MIL OSI – Source: Axel Springer in English – Press Release/Statement
Headline: StepStone takes over Turijobs.com to form Europe’s largest platform for jobs in the hospitality sector
The online job platform StepStone, a company of Axel Springer SE, is to take over Spanish job board Turijobs.com with immediate effect. In this way, StepStone is adding the leading provider for jobs in the Spanish tourism and hotel sector to its worldwide network of successful job platforms.
YOURCAREERGROUP, the German market leader for jobs in the hotel and hospitality sector, has belonged to StepStone since 2014. StepStone has been represented in the UK since 2012 with Caterer, which is also the leading portal in the hospitality sector there. Within the StepStone corporate family, Turijobs is managed at an organisational level through YOURCAREERGROUP. Together, the three StepStone subsidiaries now form Europe’s largest platform for jobs in the tourism and hospitality sector.
Turijobs.com was founded in Barcelona in 2007 and operates job boards in Spain, Portugal and Mexico. Based in the Spanish core market, Turijobs.com is evolving more and more into a globally active company. As part of StepStone, the Spanish online portal will have an even stronger global focus than before in helping talented jobseekers to find suitable jobs in the international hotel, hospitality and tourism business. The fast-growing company currently employs 25 people. With more than 800,000 registered users, more than 1,400 job advertisements every day and over 17,000 customers worldwide, Turijobs.com is the most important job platform for the tourism sector in Spain and further afield.
Xavier Martín, CEO and founder at Turijobs.com: “I am very pleased by this move. Integrating Turijobs into YOURCAREERGROUP under the umbrella of StepStone is a huge strategic step that will speed up, more than ever, our main objective of matching the best talent with the best companies. I have every confidence that this agreement will increase opportunities significantly for our jobseekers and customers.”
Pierre-Emanuel Derricks, CEO at YOURCAREERGROUP: “European hospitality is neither local nor national – it is a truly European industry and we therefore need a truly European answer. This is why we are very pleased to welcome Turijobs into the YOURCAREERGROUP organisation. Our top priority will be to bring hotels and quality candidates from Spain and Portugal together with those from France, Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the UK.”
Ralf Baumann, CEO at StepStone: “Spain is the largest European labour market for the hospitality sector. With Turijobs.com, the country’s leading provider now belongs to StepStone. Together, Turijobs.com, YOURCAREERGROUP and Caterer will be able to step up their growth rate and offer our customers an even better service. We all share a common mission: to help people find a job that they love and to find the right talent for companies.”
YOURCAREERGROUP has operated online job boards since being set up in 1999. The sector-specific job boards HOTELCAREER, GASTRONOMIECAREER, TOURISTIKCAREER and AZUBICAREER – which are among the best-known internet job portals on the German-speaking market – are operated under the YOURCAREERGROUP umbrella. HOTELCAREER is one of the leading sector portals, featuring over 21,000 active job advertisements.
StepStone helps people to find their dream job. With over 14 million visits in July 2017, it is more widely used than any of its competitors (source: German Audit Bureau of Circulation – IVW). StepStone employs more than 2,000 people and, in addition to www.stepstone.de, operates online job boards in other countries. Founded in 1996, the company is a subsidiary of Axel Springer SE.