SUNNYVALE, Calif. (
is open to selling its HotJobs unit for the right price.
"We've said all along it's not strategic to the company, so if we got a decent price we'd do something," Yahoo! CEO Carol Bartz told investors Tuesday at a New York conference when questioned about the future of HotJobs,
reports. Bartz added that the economic downturn had decreased the job openings posted by employers on HotJobs but an improving economy might reverse the trend.
Reports as far back as July said Yahoo! was
HotJobs as well as the company's Yahoo Small Business operations.
Meanwhile, Yahoo! is aggressively moving to improve the money it generates on its Internet search ads, Bartz said, noting that
was still ahead on revenue per search. "We're not going to match Google," Bartz said, as the company is focused on achieving Yahoo-specific goals for revenue for search,