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Social Jobs Partnership launches Facebook app, 1.7 million positions to be filled


We've all heard stories about people losing jobs over their Facebook activity, but the Social Jobs Partnership is an initiative aimed at achieving the reverse. The project sees the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), the DirectEmployers Association and the National Association of State Workforce Agencies working with Facebook to launch the Social Jobs Application today. The app helps recruiters reach Facebook's considerable audience, while also introducing a professional stream to the site. Prospective employers can list vacancies by industry, location, and skill, and there's already a bunch of recruitment sites on board, including BranchOut, DirectEmployers Association, Work4Labs, Jobvite and At launch, there are 1.7 million jobs up for grabs. A NACE survey recently highlighted that many recruiters are already leveraging the social platform to find staff, so a partnership to further facilitate the process seemed a natural progression. Missing the daily challenge of a 9-to-5, or just fancy a different one? Head down to the source, and update that resumé (but be sure to check your photo privacy settings first).

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