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Opening of Wisma JobStreet.com stops traffic on busy street
12 March 2006

In a rare and unprecedented move, JobStreet Corporation Berhad staff took to the streets with a banner and marched along Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman and Jalan Sultan Ismail with the police keeping a close watch on them. The scene created so much attention that traffic came to a complete stand still.

It is history in the making as JobStreet.com organized an office move ceremony in conjunction with the opening of Wisma JobStreet.com today. The procession started at the old office in Bangunan Commerce Life in Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman. Led by Chairman Datuk Ali bin Abdul Kadir and CEO Mark Chang, the staff marched gloriously along the road carrying the banner proclaiming: “Your Career Our Passion. Move with Us”. A strong 45-piece band from SMK Seri Garing 1 added pomp and pageantry to the procession. Traffic policemen halted traffic from all directions to enable the procession to walk in the middle of the road for 10 minutes. The street belonged to JobStreet.com for a temporary moment.

Ending at Medan Tuanku, off Jalan Sultan Ismail, Datuk Ali was joined by Mark Chang and directors Suresh Thiru, Ng Kay Yip and Charles Lim in a ribbon-cutting ceremony to officially signify the opening of the eight-storey Wisma JobStreet.com. A lion dance gave a sterling performance to the staff and guests.

In his speech, Datuk Ali said by having an own building, JobStreet.com has become an online company that owns a tangible asset which is reflected in the balance sheet. It was an extraordinary feat for JobStreet.com when compared to other dot.com companies. His remark was met with thunderous applause from the staff.

Mark Chang said: “Wisma JobStreet.com marks a significant milestone in the history of JobStreet.com. We first started in 1995 with only two staff and in the span of 11 years, we have grown to become the leading online recruitment company in Malaysia”.

JobStreet Corporation Berhad, an MSC company listed in Bursa Malaysia, operates the JobStreet.com online recruitment websites and has regional operations in Malaysia, Singapore, India, the Philippines and Indonesia. The Group currently services over 20,000 corporate clients and over three million jobseekers.

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