Cross-Post LLC Launches Recruitment Classifieds Platform

New option for employers provides a lower cost, responsively designed platform with award winning tools to improve the candidate experience.

Petaluma, CA, USA (August 20, 2014) -- Cross-Post LLC announced today the launch of its new CareerPointe™ Recruitment Classifieds Platform designed for the newspaper industry. Cross-Post LLC, the leader in providing niche recruitment networks for ten years, serves nearly 200 newspapers in North America offering products that enable publishers to help employers recruit in specialty niche markets. Their SocialJobWorking® Network transformed the industry and other networks like Diversity, Veterans, Healthcare, Nursing, Trucking and others utilize some of the largest job boards on the web to deliver qualified talent at a fraction of the cost.

"We have listened to our customer's needs for a stable, cost effective and responsive Recruitment Classifieds Platform. The key challenges they face with their existing platforms are mobile and social compatibility, flexibility, ease of use and most importantly tools to improve the candidate experience. We have responded with a comprehensive design that includes an award winning (ONREC 2014) technology developed by Careerleaf of Toronto Canada that puts control of a candidate's careers back in their hands." noted Carl Braun, Co-Founder and CEO. "The trend was a very important topic at the recent IAEWS Conference (International Association of Employment Websites) in Nashville," he added.

Careerleaf founder Afifa Siddiqui agrees. "Careerleaf is very excited about being the technology behind CareerPointe. Our mandate is to create an exceptional candidate experience to empower job seekers with huge value while building loyalty with the platform."

Careerpointe™ will be made available to existing as well as future potential clients with very competitive pricing and no long-term contracts making it both affordable and lucrative as newspapers and publishers will have several new options for earning additional, incremental revenue, but more importantly the candidate stickiness that other job boards lack which makes the revenue gains even more achievable. "Newspapers have a loyal, local audience. Once that readership realizes they can use the newspaper platform to manage all of their job search efforts, no matter what the site, they will respond accordingly." Braun noted.

"Historically, job boards have placed primary focus on employer acquisition. The candidate relationship has been assumed. Essentially its been 'If we build it they will come' Today, there are so many options for passive and active candidates that they can be quite selective on which boards they work with and which companies they ultimately work for. Careerpointe™ is one stop shopping for job candidates. They can use the free tools to do everything from apply with a mobile device to search for free online courses to improve their resumes and their knowledge." said John Fujii, Cross-Post President and Co-Founder.

The Newspaper Recruitment Classifieds platform was designed exclusively for the newspaper industry and helps them generate revenue easier from niche networks and other products not currently available in the marketplace. It connects seamlessly to all existing sales systems.

"I am TRULY amazed with CareerPointe™. As recruiting professionals, we try to make sure we are constantly evolving. Careerpointe™ adapts to new SEO requirements instantly and provides innovative tools to maximize revenue from an enhanced candidate experience." noted Chelle Bize, former Manager of Recruitment Advertising with the Las Vegas Review Journal and Manager of Special Projects for the Technology Division of Southern Nevada Goodwill.

"Cross-Post has doubled in size in the last two years due to unique partnerships and an eye on the future of our industry. We have taken that growth and doubled down on new and innovative products for our customers who are intrigued about hire performing, lower cost options." Said Braun.

Cross-Post LLC DBA Cross-Post Classified Networks has for ten years provided newspapers with leading edge recruitment networks and technologies enabling them to boost revenue and improve customer results. Cross-Post offers many networks including Diversity, Healthcare, Veterans, Trucking, Nursing, Green Employers, Call Center/Customer Service, Sales & Marketing, IT Jobs, Manufacturing & Engineering and SocialJobWorking®. Cross-Post is a sponsor of the Confluence Social Media Conference being held in Oklahoma City September 6th 2014.

Cross-Post LLC works with nearly 200 newspapers in North America including the Washington Post, Tulsaworld, The Oklahoman and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. The company was founded by recruitment and Internet executives Carl Braun and John Fujii in 2004.

Carl Braun, CEO
Cross-Post LLC
PO BOX 5425
Petaluma, CA 94955

URALCHEM has become a Controlling Shareholder of the Ventamonjaks Terminal

URALCHEM, OJSC has become a controlling shareholder in SIA Ventamonjaks. Ventamonjaks is the largest liquid ammonia transhipment terminal in the Baltic Sea.

Moscow, Russia (August 20, 2014) -- URALCHEM, OJSC has become a controlling shareholder in SIA Ventamonjaks. Ventamonjaks is the largest liquid ammonia transhipment terminal in the Baltic Sea. It has an annual capacity of 1 million tonnes and is located in the ice-free port of Ventspils. URALCHEM's subsidiary, Uralchem Freight limited, acted on behalf of URALCHEM as a party to the transaction and became the owner of 55% of the shares in the company, which has 100% shares in SIA Ventamonjaks. The transaction was carried out with the participation of ABLV bank.

Dmitry Konyaev, General Director of URALCHEM OJSC, commented

The purchase of the terminal is consistent with our strategic goal of providing logistic security to the supply of our products. For more than 15 years the enterprises of URALCHEM have been customers of the Ventamonjaks. URALCHEM is the leader in Russia in terms of manufacturing ammonia and intends to increase its production. We are keen to provide our customers around the world with flexible and the most favourable conditions for its supply. Our approach to the purchase of the terminal and to its future management will be identical to our existing project - the Riga Fertilizer Terminal.

Andrejs Visnauskas, Chairman of the board of directors of SIA Ventamonjaks, said

The acquisition of shares in the terminal by the manufacturer and owner of the transhipped product provides a long-term guarantee for its workload. This is an important factor for the competitiveness of the terminal, its ability to ensure income for its owners and to provide jobs and taxes for the Latvian budget. We also hope that, with the help of URALCHEM, we will be able to increase the workload of the terminal, which has significantly reduced after the global financial crisis.

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URALCHEM, OJSC is one of the largest producers of nitrogen and phosphate fertilizers in Russia and the CIS with production capacities of over 2.8 million tonnes of ammonia, 2.5 million tonnes of ammonium nitrate, 1.2 million tonnes of urea and 0.8 million tonnes of phosphate and compound fertilizers per year. URALCHEM, OJSC ranks first in Russia for production of ammonia and ammonium nitrate, and second for the production of urea. Key production assets of URALCHEM, OJSC include Azot Branch of URALCHEM, OJSC in Berezniki, Perm Region; OJSC Minudobrenia, Perm; MFP Kirovo-Chepetsk Chemical Works, OJSC Branch in Kirovo-Chepetsk, Kirov region; Voskresensk Mineral Fertilisers, OJSC in Voskresensk, Moscow region.

Some of the information in this press release may contain projections or other forward-looking statements regarding future events or the future financial performance of URALCHEM. We wish to caution you that these statements are only predictions. We do not intend to update these statements and our actual results may differ materially from those contained in our projections or forward-looking statements, including, among others, the achievement of anticipated levels of profitability, growth, cost and synergy of our recent acquisitions, the impact of competitive pricing, the ability to obtain necessary regulatory approvals and licenses, the impact of developments in the Russian economic, political and legal environment, financial risk management and the impact of general business and global economic conditions.