Chicago-based Web sites post jobs for diverse candidates

From ChicagoTribune

When two Chicago-based minority job sites partnered with Monster.com in March 2008, the company that owns them was large enough that it could have had its pick of partners.

Professional Diversity Network, which runs iHispano.com for Hispanics and AMightyRiver.com for blacks, was in a position to decline financial partnership offers from venture capitalists seeking to align with the growing company.

“We’ve never sought outside capital; we’ve turned down outside overtures,” said Jim Kirsch, founding partner of Professional Diversity Network. Kirsch joined the company in 2005, six years after his partner, Rudy Martinez, launched iHispano.

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