Posted January 17, 2012 by Selected A Top 30 Job Board: 6th Straight Year

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Weddle's User's Choice Awards Winner 2012Stamford, Connecticut – January 16, 2012 —  With unemployment likely to be the central issue in the presidential campaign later this year, it’s important to recognize those resources that have been tested and proven to work.  That’s what the WEDDLE’s User’s Choice Awards are all about.  They identify the elite of the online employment services industry, chosen not by pundits or experts, but by actual site users.

With 150,000 job boards and social media sites now in operation, it’s difficult to know where to go online to get the best support.  The 2012 winners of the WEDDLE’s User’s Choice Awards solve that dilemma.  They are the choice of job seekers, employers and recruiters alike.

Now in their eighth year, WEDDLE’s annual User’s Choice Awards are the only accolades in the online employment services industry in which actual users are able to vote for the employment sites they think work best.  While the poll is not a scientific survey, it does indicate the intensity of support users have for their favorite sites. “We believe customers count most,” says WEDDLE’s Publisher and CEO, Peter Weddle.  “While pundits will always have their favorites, it’s the people who use the sites who really know which are most helpful.”

The winners were selected in balloting conducted throughout 2011 at the WEDDLE’s Web-site.  Thousands of unique ballots were cast and the top thirty vote-getters are listed below.  They are the 2012 User’s Choice Award winners. The 2012 winners of the WEDDLE’s User’s Choice Awards in alphabetical order are:

Absolutely Health Care** (American Hospital Association)**********
HEALTHeCAREERS Network********
National Healthcare Career Network*
* = Also a 2011 Winner

Among the winners, 24 repeat from 2011, reflecting a sustained commitment to excellence.  The new winners in 2012 are,,,, Net-Temps, and The winning sites break out as follows:

  • 20 are niche sites that specialize in a particular career field, industry, geographic location or personal attribute.  This is the same number as in 2011.
  • 10 are all-purpose sites that serve job seekers and employers in a wide range of professions, crafts, trades and industries.
  • Among the niche sites, 7 focus on healthcare (up 1 from 2011), 3 serve military personal, veterans and their families (up from 1 in 2011), 2 serve recent college graduates and/or alumni (the same as in 2011), and 2 specialize in hospitality (the same as in 2011).  In 2011, 3 sites focused on senior level workers and managers; in 2012, none of the winning sites did.
  • Also among the niche sites, 8 industries or kinds of work are represented: healthcare, hospitality, higher education, information technology/systems, hourly work, logistics, environmental and staffing.


Since 1996, WEDDLE’s ( has conducted ground-breaking research among both recruiters and job seekers on the Web.  Its findings are widely regarded for their analytical rigor and often cited when identifying the Best Practices in online recruitment and job search.  WEDDLE’s research has often been reported widely in the media, both in the United States and around the world. In addition, WEDDLE’s is the largest publisher of guides to the 100,000+ employment-related sites currently operating on the Internet.  The American Staffing Association has called WEDDLE’s Publisher Peter Weddle, the “Zagat of the online employment industry.” More information is available by contacting Peter Weddle at 203.964.1888 or

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