Facebook Launches "Social Jobs"
Are you out of work? Are you looking for a new job? There's great news for you because social network giant Facebook just launched "Social Jobs" to help people find jobs on their site.
Facebook partnered with the U.S. Department of Labor and the two created the Social Jobs Partnerships, a group that includes the Direct Employers Association, the National Association of State Workforce Agencies, and the National Association of Colleges and Employers.
Unlike competitor LinkedIn the new Facebook Social Jobs platform has partnered with various job sites including Work4 Labs, Jobvite, BranchOut, Monster, and US Jobs.
The social network behemoth has chosen a very simple interface on its "job boards" with keywords, location, category, and subcategory options which help users easily find jobs that match their skills.
Facebook right now has about a billion users compared to LinkedIn which has around 175 million users. However, these two have different user demographics in which LinkedIn appeals more on the older and college-educated users while Facebook users appeal to a more varied demographics and much younger crowd.
Job recruiting will now become more social than ever with Facebook's newly created job app platform. With the state of the present economy and lots of jobless people in the U.S. Faceboook has really done a great job on this one. LinkedIn, watch out!