Facebook has announced a new application that will allow its users to search for jobs, reports theregister.co.uk.
The new service is part of its Social Jobs Partnership program, which the social media content site announced on Wednesday (November 14th).
The app, which is supported by job services such as BranchOut, Monster.com and DirectoEmployers, will let users search through jobs based on industry, skill or location.
According to techradar.com, a Facebook post talking about the app said: “When it comes to economic growth, few issues are more important than matching qualified candidates with great jobs. In that spirit, we know that the power of social media – the connections between friends, family, and community – can have an outsized impact on finding jobs.”
Facebook announced last year that it would be concentrating more on the jobs market, to try and help job seeks find jobs through social media content.
The new app came as Facebook also revealed that half of employers now use Facebook at some point in the hiring process. The site also claimed that 54 percent of employers thought Facebook would become more important when hiring possible candidates.
Another new feature that Facebook has just announced is a ‘Pages Feed’. This will only contain updates from pages that users have liked, such as brands or celebrities. It will not affect the rest of Facebook and will be added as an extra filter, that can be removed again.