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                             Monster Employment Index Shows Rise in
                                   Online Job Demand in May
                                 — Increased Online Demand for Workers with Experience in
                                 Management, Installation/Maintenance, Education/Training,
                                        Architecture/Engineering, and Production —

                         — Industries with Greatest Increase in Demand Include Agriculture,
                       Accommodation & Food Services, Finance & Insurance, Transportation &
                                       Warehousing, and Manufacturing —

                    Sales, Business & Financial Operational, Managerial and Administrative Support
                                      Experience Most Wanted by Employers —



                  NEW YORK, June 3, 2004 – Demand for workers and related online job recruitment
                  activity across the United States increased in May, according to the Monster
                  Employment Index, marking a continued upward trend for the first five months of 2004.

                  The May findings of the Monster Employment Index report that most industries
                  experienced moderate growth in job availability, with the largest increases occurring
                  within the agriculture & forestry, accommodation & food services, finance & insurance,
                  transportation & warehousing, and manufacturing industries. The healthcare industry
                  remains the largest industry in terms of job availability and showed a slight increase over
                  the month of April, according to the Index. Overall, the Index rose from 125 in April to
                  128 in May. Results for the first five months of 2004 are as follows:



                      January             February          March              April              May
                           102               107              109               125                128

                  The Monster Employment Index is a broad and comprehensive monthly analysis of U.S.
                  online job demand conducted by Monster Worldwide, Inc. (NASDAQ: MNST), the
                  parent company of the leading global online careers property, Monster®. Based on a



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                  real-time review of millions of employer job opportunities culled from more than 1,500
                  Web sites, including a variety of corporate career sites, job boards and Monster, the
                  Monster Employment Index presents a snapshot of employer online recruitment activity
                  nationwide. The Index counts job postings as an indicator of employer demand for
                  employees or, in other words, job availability. Job postings are online advertisements
                  placed by an employer looking to fill one or more vacant, or recently created, job
                  positions.

                  During May, occupational categories with the largest increase in job availability according
                  to the Index included installation/maintenance, education/training, general management,
                  architecture/engineering, and production. The greatest job availability online in May
                  continued to be in sales, business & financial operations, management, and administrative
                  support positions. The Monster Employment Index also saw an increase in seasonal
                  blue-collar/hourly job categories, specifically within building/grounds maintenance,
                  transportation/material moving, construction, and installation/maintenance & repair
                  positions.

                  Regional demand for workers increased across nearly every region of the United States,
                  except the West South Central region, according to the Index. The Pacific region
                  posted the greatest rise from April to May, driven largely by the state of Washington.
                  With respect to individual states, Alaska, Colorado, Wyoming, and Tennessee showed
                  significant increases in demand over the past month, while Louisiana, Hawaii and New
                  Mexico saw significant decreases in demand between April and May. As in April,
                  California continued to lead the nation with the largest number of job opportunities
                  online in May.

                  “The Index continues to show a steady upward trend since the beginning of the year. At
                  the same time, the rise in hiring activity was not as sharp as last month. There were
                  noteworthy increases in online demand for workers across a range of industries,
                  including finance & insurance and educational services, as well as agriculture,
                  transportation and manufacturing. In addition, most regions in the U.S. saw an increase
                  in May,” said Jeff Taylor, Founder and Chief Monster. “The Index continues to
                  correspond with other broader labor market indicators, and therefore we continue to
                  be encouraged by the Index’s value as a useful tool for U.S. labor market watchers.”

                  In addition to providing an analysis of the overall online demand for U.S. jobs, the
                  Monster Employment Index offers an extensive range of sub-indices by industry,
                  occupation and geographic region, including data on all 20 NAICS (North American
                  Industry Classification System) industries, 23 occupational categories, all 50 states and
                  the nine U.S. Census regions.




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                  Top Five Industries Looking for Employees in May
                  The Monster Employment Index shows an increase in online demand across most U.S.
                  industries for employees in a broad range of job positions. Specifically, the industries
                  with the greatest increase in job availability last month included:

                                                                     April                     May
                   Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing
                                                                       87                      101
                   & Hunting
                   Accommodation & Food Services                      120                      128
                   Finance & Insurance                                125                      132
                   Transportation and Warehousing                     110                      116
                   Manufacturing                                      118                      124




                  Most Wanted Occupational Experience
                  Online job availability increased moderately across most occupational categories tracked
                  by the Monster Employment Index during May, with the largest increase in demand for
                  workers seen in installation & maintenance, education & training, general management,
                  architecture & engineering, and production.

                                                                     April                     May
                   Installation, Maintenance &
                                                                      112                      125
                   Repair
                   Education, Training & Library                      124                      136
                   Management                                         124                      134
                   Architecture & Engineering                         117                      127
                   Production                                         129                      137



                  In addition to these leading categories, the Index identified noteworthy increases in
                  military, construction, protective services, and life/physical & social science. The May
                  Index also indicated a decrease in the number of postings for health practitioners, but an
                  increase in online demand for healthcare support.




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                  Online Job Recruitment Increases Across the Country
                  May data also revealed a modest upward trend in nearly all U.S. Census regions for job
                  opportunities posted online, except the West South Central region. The greatest
                  increase in online job availability occurred within the Pacific region. Key U.S. Census
                  regions measured by the Index saw the following growth, and in one instance a
                  decrease, from April to May:

                                                                     April                    May
                   Pacific                                            129                     140
                   Mountain                                           145                     154
                   Mid-Atlantic                                       125                     131
                   East South Central                                 127                     133
                   New England                                        141                     145
                   South Atlantic                                     121                     124
                   West North Central                                 128                     130
                   East North Central                                 126                     128
                   West South Central                                 136                     134



                  All of the data and findings in the Monster Employment Index have been validated for
                  accuracy through independent, third party auditing conducted on a monthly basis by
                  ARC Research, a Cranford, New Jersey-based provider of innovative click and brick
                  market research solutions. The audit validates the accuracy of the online job
                  recruitment activity measured for the last six months within a margin of error of +/-
                  1.05%.

                  Additional information on the Monster Employment Index is available online at
                  http://eIndex.monsterworldwide.com. The Monster Employment Index will report
                  results monthly. Data for June will be released on July 1, 2004.




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                  About Monster Worldwide
                  Founded in 1967, Monster Worldwide, Inc. is the parent company of Monster(R), the
                  leading global online careers property. The company also owns TMP Worldwide, the
                  world's largest Yellow Pages advertising agency and one of the world's largest
                  Recruitment Advertising agency networks. TMP Worldwide is also a provider of direct
                  marketing services. Headquartered in New York with approximately 4,600 employees in
                  26 countries, Monster Worldwide (NASDAQ: MNST) is a member of the S&P 500
                  Index. More information about Monster Worldwide is available at
                  www.monsterworldwide.com.

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                  language and content sites in 20 countries worldwide. Monster is the official online
                  career management services sponsor of the 2004 U.S. Olympic Team. More information
                  is available at www.monster.com or by calling 1-800-MONSTER. To learn more about
                  Monster's industry-leading employer products and services, please visit
                  http://recruiter.monster.com.

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                  release by reference.




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                                       Monster Employment Index, 2003-2004

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                                  By Region

                            Oct   Nov   Dec   Jan   Feb   Mar   Apr       May
New England                 93    101   88    94    112   112   141       145
Mid-Atlantic                102   102   84    93    108   111   125       131
East North Central          97    98    85    98    110   112   126       128
West North Central          101   100   81    103   106   109   128       130
South Atlantic              93    94    87    113   104   108   121       124
East South Central          99    98    84    98    108   113   127       133
West South Central          92    94    93    97    111   115   136       134
Mountain                    97    97    85    100   105   115   145       154
Pacific                     103   100   83    96    107   112   129       140




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                                          By Industry

                                             Oct   Nov   Dec   Jan   Feb   Mar   Apr      May
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and
                                             91    104   107   85    111   102   87       101
Hunting
Mining                                       113   109   87    91    98    101   100      101
Utilities                                    91    90    94    115   104   106   111      112
Construction                                 104   104   80    102   103   107   103      101
Manufacturing                                91    92    92    100   112   113   118      124
Wholesale Trade                              95    101   98    99    89    118   128      134
Retail Trade                                 91    86    100   101   109   112   128      119
Transportation and Warehousing               94    94    92    95    113   112   110      116
Information                                  108   80    102   101   104   105   107      107
Finance and Insurance                        85    100   96    97    111   112   125      132
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing           100   103   106   103   108   80    111      113
Professional, Scientific, and Technical
                                             105   106   108   83    105   93    126      118
Services
Management of Companies and
                                             117   88    98    97    96    106   106      107
Enterprises
Administrative, Support, Waste
                                             92    91    109   116   97    95    97        97
Management, Remediation
Educational Services                         94    85    103   103   101   115   121      123
Healthcare and Social Assistance             107   104   92    88    114   95    116      118
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation          91    85    104   104   107   110   112      112
Accommodation and Food Services              102   89    102   101   90    116   120      128
Public Administration                        97    105   82    98    108   110   119      117
Other Services                               120   95    94    95    100   96    102      103




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                                        By Occupation

                                            Oct   Nov   Dec   Jan   Feb   Mar   Apr      May
Management                                  100   97    85    96    109   113   124       134
Business and Financial Operations           97    97    88    95    109   115   118       122
Computer and Mathematical                   87    92    96    114   105   106   105       105
Architecture and Engineering                92    93    92    99    109   115   117       127
Life, Physical, and Social Science          94    94    88    101   110   113   117       122
Community and Social Services               104   96    90    90    103   116   168       138
Legal                                       106   97    82    101   106   109   122       124
Education, Training, and Library            99    97    84    100   108   113   124       136
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and
                                            91    93    94    98    108   116   138       135
Media
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical      104   102   99    116   90    89    96        92
Healthcare Support                          109   109   108   95    93    86    97        98
Protective Service                          92    85    102   102   108   112   131       135
Food Preparation and Serving                113   103   88    90    98    109   127       131
Building, Grounds Cleaning, Maintenance     112   100   86    92    100   110   128       132
Personal Care and Service                   110   99    91    88    99    113   119       119
Sales and Related                           98    99    83    101   108   111   122       124
Office and Administrative Support           100   95    86    98    108   114   125       130
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry              103   97    94    85    107   114   124       123
Construction and Extraction                 108   101   81    101   103   107   123       129
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair       108   101   84    91    108   107   112       125
Production                                  102   98    85    95    108   113   129       137
Transportation and Material Moving          98    87    94    97    109   115   147       153
Military Specific                           91    95    92    97    110   115   121       123




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