Facebook Introduces Job Posting and Applications on it, Watch Out LinkedIn!

Facebook Inc said on Monday, it was in the testing procedure of introducing a new Page where Recruiters and Companies could post jobs and receive applications from candidates, a move that could pressure LinkedIn Corp’s recruiting business.

“Based on behavior we’ve seen on Facebook, where many small businesses post about their job openings on their Page, we’re running a test for Page admins to create job postings and receive applications from candidates,” a company spokesman told Reuters.

Facebook’s main competitor is LinkedIn which makes most of its revenue from job hunters and recruiters who pay a monthly fee to post resumes and connect with people on what’s often known as the social network for business.


Technology news website TechCrunch first reported this news on Monday.

With the help of Facebooks traffic, the job posting companies can drive more traffic on to its job page while allowing them to pay the social network to get their job openings in front of more candidates, TechCrunch said.

Facebook in an earlier attempt introduced MarketPlace to allow people to buy and sell items locally as the social media network tries new ways to keep its users engaged.