Social Jobs Partnership launches Facebook app with 1.7M open jobs

By on November 15, 2012, 5:30 PM

A new Facebook application called the Social Jobs Partnership launched earlier today allows recruiters to post job listings directly on Facebook. This appears to be the same Facebook job board project that the Wall Street Journal touched on back during the summer.

It may seem like a novel idea to use the social network for employment opportunities but according to research data, it’s far from a new trend. A study from The National Association of Colleges and Employers (a Social Jobs Partnership member) reveals that half of employers are using Facebook to fill job openings. Furthermore, 54 percent of those employers believe the social network will become an even more integral part of the hiring process in the future.

Social Jobs Partnership brings together the aforementioned National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) along with the US Department of Labor, the National Association of State Workforce Agencies, DirectEmployers Association and Facebook.

There are already more than 1.7 million job listings online from the likes of BranchOut, DIrectEmployers, Jobvite, Monster.com and Work4Labs. Job listings can be sorted based on industry, location or skill level.

Some initially thought when the Journal story broke a few months ago that Facebook’s involvement in a job search program could be a direct rival to LinkedIn in terms of employer recruiting. That, however, doesn’t appear to be the case.

Instead, as Work4Labs CEO Stephane Le Viet points out, this could be a tipping point for the social recruiting industry. The executive says it will help people realize that there’s more to Facebook than just pictures and friends. It can be used to make social connections that could lead to finding your next job or hiring some extra help.




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Guest said:

People in america are jobless because they choose to be... this won't help.

NTAPRO NTAPRO said:

But they aren't the ones that choose whether or not their application gets accepted instead of the application of another person.

Jcanno0759 said:

Why not be jobless..... Welfare pays more $$$. I'm not jobless by the way and am lucky enough in this economy to have decent job that pays the bills

Guest said:

I'm tired of being a slave for $10 an hour. That's just enough to scrap by and the higher ups not only know it, are in favor of it while they live in their lives of luxury and push people around. The 'American Dream' has never been more broken and it continues to get worse.

NTAPRO NTAPRO said:

Why not be jobless..... Welfare pays more $$$. I'm not jobless by the way and am lucky enough in this economy to have decent job that pays the bills

I'm looking for jobs and no one hasn't told me about any welfare :'(

I'm tired of being a slave for $10 an hour. That's just enough to scrap by and the higher ups not only know it, are in favor of it while they live in their lives of luxury and push people around. The 'American Dream' has never been more broken and it continues to get worse.

Go to jail, get free meals, exercise, and not worry about money. Besides,

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