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PayScale and Create Unique Career-Management Experience

Hourly workers in tough economy can turn to PayScale's wage and career-information tools at
Seattle, WA and Richmond, VA, - January 27, 2009 - PayScale, Inc. today announced a new partnership with that enables all site visitors to use PayScale's real-time wage and career tools. The relationship pairs the world's largest real-time salary dataset in PayScale with the nation's No. 1 Web site for hourly workers in

The new relationship makes PayScale's real-time wage calculator, cost-of-living calculator, dynamic salary charts and GigZig available to all users.

GigZig, created by PayScale, is an online search application that allows individuals to explore possible career paths - and what each job in that path typically pays today. GigZig information is pulled in real-time from the PayScale salary dataset that includes over 15 million unique user profiles worldwide.

"This new partnership between and PayScale will provide users with the best career-management experience on the Web," said Mike Metzger, CEO of PayScale. "The current economic and job landscape requires accurate, detailed and accessible career information."

Added Shawn Boyer, CEO of "The American workforce and economy relies heavily on the hourly worker. Our partnership with PayScale is custom built to give hourly workers what they need in today's economy: easy-to-use, comprehensive and diverse career- management information and tools, including accurate information on the going rates for each profession."

Real-time wage information, analytics, and career planning tools from PayScale continue to be a resource for millions of individuals every month, while business leaders needing to make strategic HR decisions and manage their talent find PayScale's compensation suite of business applications to be a powerful aide in a quickly evolving job market.

Every day tens of thousands of people take PayScale's salary survey to compare their pay anonymously with their peers and improve their understanding of the job market. PayScale has created the concept of anonymously comparing your salary online - in detail - to other real people with similar individual and job characteristics (e.g., location, company type and size, job, experience, education, skills, and more.) Using an advanced search and proprietary matching technology, PayScale finds a relevant peer group from their dataset that matches the user-provided job information. The system allows every user's job profile to be unique and relevant to his/her different job requirements. This creates a level of accuracy that cannot be achieved with traditional methodologies and allows individuals to better understand earning potential.

About PayScale is the world's largest ongoing salary survey, with over 15 million unique user profiles. With a database of more than 15 million individual employee compensation profiles, PayScale provides an immediate and precise snapshot of current market pay. PayScale's patent-pending real-time profiling technology collects and indexes employee pay attributes worldwide and makes this data available through its online salary tools and salary reports at PayScale was founded in 2002 and is headquartered in Seattle, Washington USA.

About, America's largest hourly job Web site, has helped connect hourly workers with quality full-time and part-time jobs in a wide range of industries since 2000. Headquartered in Richmond, Va., also provides both job seekers and employers with valued insights and a cutting-edge interface that are unique to hourly employment. That, combined with more than 135 million annual searches, 13 million registered job seekers and 100,000 active job postings, makes exceptionally qualified to share the experiences of the hourly workforce with the rest of the country. Current clients include The Home Depot®, Dish Network®, FedEx®, Boston Market®, Chick-fil-A®, Bed Bath & Beyond®, Verizon Wireless®, Michaels®, and Jiffy Lube®. Learn more about the No. 1 source for hourly employment at