Facebook and its partners have announced the availability of a Facebook app for Social Jobs Partnership that promises to find and share employment opportunities for users of the social network.
Last year, Facebook teamed up with the U.S. Department of Labor, the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), DirectEmployers Association and the National Association of State Workforce Agencies (NASWA) to create a new strategic tool that leverages social media to connect jobs with prospects; thus, the Social Jobs Partnership (SJP) was born.
The SJP Facebook app is a hub for recruiters to share job vacancies sorted by industry, location and skills with the Facebook community. It initially comes with more than 1.7 million jobs hosted on Facebook from BranchOut, DirectEmployers Association, Work4Labs, Jobvite and Monster.com.
The SJP made this app to exploit social media and its growing trend of talent acquisition. A recent NACE survey found Facebook as an key factor in connecting qualified jobs with qualified candidates.
“Facebook is all about connecting people and we’re thrilled to see developers leveraging our platform to connect job seekers and prospective employers. By allowing job seekers to view and share job openings based on personalized criteria, like location and industry, the Social Jobs Application builds on our broader effort to help people use social media to find jobs in the US,” said Marne Levine, Vice President, Global Public Policy, Facebook.