August 11, 2006 at 09:23 AM EDT
Monster's Diversity Resume Database Surpasses The One Million Resume Milestone; Monster Helps Employers Foster Diverse Workforces to Boost Creativity, Improve Retention and Benefit the Bottom Line

Monster(R), the leading global online careers and recruitment resource and flagship brand of Monster Worldwide, Inc. (NASDAQ: MNST) announced that its diversity resume database now features more than one million active resumes. An integral component of Monster's Diversity & Inclusion suite of recruitment products, the resume database helps employers foster and promote diversity in the workplace.

"Cultivating and maintaining a diverse workforce is increasingly being viewed as a key strategy for business growth and development, as diversity spurs innovation, more closely aligns a company to its customer base, and improves overall morale and retention," said Steve Pemberton, Chief Diversity Officer, Monster. "We are, therefore, focused on building our diverse job seeker talent pool to offer employers a spectrum of diversity, comprised of workers representing all occupational categories and from all geographical locations. Our efforts to grow the diversity resume database have proven so successful we anticipate the next million to come at a faster rate than the first."

"Of all the sources available to me, more than half of my diverse candidate slate come from tapping into the Monster Diversity resume database," said Charlotte Jones, Diversity Champion for Merrill Lynch Recruitment. "It's a powerful resource, and saves me a tremendous amount of time, as I can find qualified, diverse candidates right in our area."

Through alliances with various trade shows, offline media and online sites like BlackPlanet.com, Hire Disability and Hispanic Online, Monster continuously reaches out to various diverse job seeker segments to encourage users to post their resumes.

About Monster Worldwide

Founded in 1967, Monster Worldwide, Inc. is the parent company of Monster(R), the leading global online careers and recruitment resource. The company also owns TMP Worldwide, one of the largest Recruitment Advertising agencies in North America. Headquartered in New York with approximately 4,800 employees in 25 countries, Monster Worldwide (NASDAQ: MNST) is a member of the S&P 500 Index and NASDAQ 100. More information about Monster Worldwide is available at www.monsterworldwide.com.

About Monster

Monster(R) is the leading global online careers and recruitment resource. A division of Monster Worldwide, Monster works for everyone by connecting quality job seekers at all levels with leading employers across all industries. Founded in 1994 and headquartered in Maynard, Mass., Monster has 26 local language and content sites in 24 countries worldwide. More information is available at www.monster.com or by calling 1-800-MONSTER. To learn more about Monster's industry-leading employer products and services, please visit http://info.monster.com.

Special Note: Safe Harbor Statement Under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: Except for historical information contained herein, the statements made in this release constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Such forward-looking statements involve certain risks and uncertainties, including statements regarding Monster Worldwide, Inc.'s strategic direction, prospects and future results. Certain factors, including factors outside of Monster Worldwide's control, may cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in the forward- looking statements, including economic and other conditions in the markets in which Monster Worldwide operates, risks associated with acquisitions, competition, seasonality and the other risks discussed in Monster Worldwide's Form 10-K and other filings made with the Securities and Exchange Commission, which discussions are incorporated in this release by reference.

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