Dice Holdings (DHX) is a $500 million company that provides job-seekers with employment opportunities within their industry.
Unlike blanket sites like HotJobs from Yahoo (YHOO) or Monster Worldwide (MWW), Dice is compartmentalized with properties that includes tech portal Slashdot, oil and gas site Rigzone and finance site eFinancial Careers and medical career site Health Callings.
People have been moving to the web in earnest to find jobs and career development, and what separates Dice from the older job sites is its ability to specialize based on a specific community. Increasingly the web is being put into “silos” according to readership, and Dice is one of the few publicly traded opportunities to play this trend.
The stock is down about 5% year-to-date thanks in part to tepid hiring trends, but as a turnaround play DHX could really benefit should the labor market improve in 2014.