Thursday, November 15, 2012

Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) gets into the job market

Now you can find jobs via Facebook Inc(NASDAQ:FB). The social networking site that is trying to provide more features to its users has announced the launch of its Social Jobs Partnership application through which users can access more than 1.7 million jobs.

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The company has tied up with the U.S. Department of labour, the National Association of Colleges and Employers, DirectEmployers Association, and the National Association of State Workforce Agencies.

Jobs provided via the Social Jobs app come from the likes of BranchOut, Work4Labs, Jobvite, DirectEmployers Association, and Monster.com. A ticker on the app shows the current number of jobs available, which presently sits at 1,733,231, said Slash Gear.

With employers tapping into social media sites to look for talent, Facebook obviously feels that there is a huge potential out there especially since the user-base of the platform is enough to populate several countries.

A recent survey by NACE looked at the relationship between Facebook and recruitments.

According to the survey, 50-percent of employers use Facebook in some fashion during the hiring process, with over half of those employers believing that Facebook is becoming an integral part of the process.

In addition, a substantial 90-percent of businesses stated that Facebook reduced their need for recruitment-based print advertisements. Finally, 87-percent of recruiters stated that individuals using Facebook for the purposes of getting a job should like the potential employer’s Facebook page, and should engage in social networking.

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