Facebook, the U.S. Department of Labor, the National Association of Workforce Agenies (NASWA), the DirectEmployers Association (DE) and the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) announce a joint commitment to create the Social-Jobs-Partnership, with a goal to facilitate employment for America’s jobless through the use of social networks.
In the interest of getting people back to work, the Social Jobs Partnership will pursue a number of initiatives designed to more effectively leverage the utility of social networks in the job market. The partnership will:
1. Conduct in-depth survey research about the ways in which job seekers, college career centers, and workforce recruiters are using the social web.
2. Develop and launch a central Facebook Page that will host specialized resources and content designed to help job seekers and employers.
3. Explore and develop systems for delivering job postings virally through Facebook at no charge.
4. Promote existing employment programs and resources offered by government agencies for job hunters.
5. Distribute educational materials about leveraging the power of the social web to recruiters, government agencies, and job seekers.
The central page on Facebook can be found at facebook.com/socialjobs