It was inevitable right? BeKnown, BranchOut, Work4Labs- there had to be a point where the light bulb went off right? OK- perhaps I am getting a bit ahead of myself, but it looks like Faceboard is moving in this direction.
Facebook, the U.S. Department of Labor, the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), DirectEmployers Association (DE), and the National Association of State Workforce Agencies (NASWA) created the ‘Social Jobs Partnership.’ The partnership’s goal will be to facilitate employment for America’s jobless through the use of social networks.
In the interest of getting people back to work, the partnership plans to pursue a number of initiatives designed to more effectively leverage the utility of social networks in the job market:
1. The partnership will conduct in-depth survey research about the ways in which job seekers, college career centers, and workforce recruiters are using the social web.
2. The partnership will develop and launch a central page on Facebook that will host specialized resources, and content designed to help job seekers and employers.
3. The partnership will explore and develop systems where new job postings can be delivered virally through the Facebook site at no charge.
4. The partnership will promote existing employment programs and resources offered by government agencies for job hunters.
5. The partnership plans to distribute educational materials about leveraging the power of the social web to recruiters, government agencies and job seekers.