Facebook continued to edge into LinkedIn territory by integrating jobs aggregator ZipRecruiter into its platform.
Facebook product manager Gaurav Dosi announced the integration at the TAtech Fall Congress & World Job Board Forum Thursday, and he confirmed the partnership in an email to Social Pro Daily, saying, “40 percent of U.S. small businesses report that filling jobs was more difficult than they expected, which is challenging when you consider that these small businesses also employ nearly one-half of the country’s workforce. Facebook’s goal is to take the work out of finding a local job and hiring the right people. This partnership is another way we’re making the process even easier for people and businesses alike.”
Listings from ZipRecruiter will be added to the job application process the social network launched in February, and companies and organizations using ZipRecruiter will be able to share their jobs to the social network with one click.
Ingrid Lunden of TechCrunch reported that ZipRecruiter is the lead partner in the initiative, but other companies may get involved.
And ZipRecruiter co-founder and CEO Ian Siegel told Lunden, “In the U.S., there are over 40,000 job sites, and some historical blue-chip companies in the recruitment space, all fighting for attention, so for Facebook to come in and be another job site … well, there is more than one way to do that.”