The social network announced they are expanding the ability to apply for local jobs directly on Facebook. The social network announced that its job application feature will now be available in more than 40 countries, including the U.K, Spain and Brazil.
Users in the U.S. and Canada have been able to see job postings on Facebook since last year. However, the company says it’s added new tools such as the ability to schedule interviews and create job posts on mobile. Job searchers can also make alerts for positions they’re looking for.
The company’s also making it easier for businesses to get their listings online by letting them post openings through the Facebook app. Once they’ve posted a job, managers can sift through applicants and directly reach out through Messenger. Job seekers can also subscribe to a company’s listings.
This could be of great value if people from different country and continent eg Africa can get their first job through Facebook, I think they will begin to identify the platform as the place to visit for jobs across the world.
This could help Facebook create a new advertising market globally, too. “Facebook’s reach into the long-tail of small business is already significant. This gives them another way to provide a service in job listings and collect ad revenue for paid listings,” he said.
The move mostly aims to fill roles at local businesses.