Job search engine SimplyHired.com, which aggregates jobs listing across the Web, is now adding international professional social network Viadeo to its supported services. The new integration will allow users to see which of their business contacts work at the companies surfaced by job searches on SimplyHired’s website.
SimplyHired previously added support for Facebook and LinkedIn to do the same.
Viadeo is not as commonly known here in the U.S. as its rival LinkedIn, but it has a fairly good-sized user base of 35 million members worldwide. (In comparison, LinkedIn now reports having 120 million users.) However, Viadeo reached 30 million users back in May 2010, which means that it has grown by just 5 million in the months since. Considering that the company has been targeting highly populated Asian countries like India and China, the opportunity for additional growth is still abundant.
In May of this year, Viadeo put plans for its IPO on hold so it could focus on growing its core business. At the time, its Chief Executive Dan Serfaty said it might revisit the question of going public in about 18 to 24 months.
The new Viadeo integration goes live on SimplyHired.com in 12 countries today, including Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Netherlands, Spain and Switzerland. U.S. users, though, will not have the option.