Regional job market network

The best of both worlds: Transferring the strong brands from established regional markets into the digital future is the core and driving power of FUNKE’s digital strategy. Therefore, the acquisition of joblocal, one of the leading online job market specialists, signifies a fundamental step on our way to become the best national media house.


With the launch of eight of thirteen planned job portals in North Rhine-Westphalia, FUNKE successfully integrated into joblocal’s regional job market network.

Numerous portals for all other FUNKE locations will follow. The distinctive feature of web portals like, or is: They solely focus on job advertisements for the according city. They thereby combine the advantages of regional portals, namely relevance, familiarity and closeness to the people, with the power of the medium internet.

With their online-only model, FUNKE’s new portals combine the power of digital markets with the best features of regional job markets. The idea: both worlds in one product. With that, Joblocal clears the nationwide “job portal jungle”, supports the individual and personal local contact and strengthens its presence in the region.

When it comes to the search of personnel, Joblocal portals are the next evolutionary step: regional, digital, practical, easy – the best job market elements in one. This unique business model enables FUNKE to reface the field of digital job markets.