During the recent Web 2.0 Summit LinkedIn Chariman Reid Hoffman suggested that Facebook can’t compete with his company’s business model but now it’s being reported that the world’s largest social network has partnered with the U.S. Labor Department for that very reason.
At this time it’s still unclear exactly how Facebook will integrate new employee/employer job functions into the social network however their recent design changes have made it easier for information to be shared which in turn could lead to better job promotion for job seekers.
According to the Los Angeles Times the social network has “downplayed the significance of rolling out resources for job hunters”. In the meantime they are working on creating a central location for job searching services so that Facebook users can connect to a variety of resources directly from within their Facebook accounts.
According to Facebook Spokesman Andrew Noyes:
“This is not a competitive service. It’s a public service.” [Read more…]