Facebook partners with Labor Department to help job-seekers


The Labor Department is hoping a popular new friend can help unemployed workers find jobs.


Labor Secretary Hilda Solis on Thursday announced a partnership with Facebook designed to connect the jobless with companies that are hiring. The Social Jobs Partnership will aggregate a variety of existing, but often little-known, job-search services on a new Facebook page in hopes of drawing more attention to them.

“Landing on this page can help Americans land good jobs,” Solis said at a Washington news conference with representatives from Facebook, the National Assn. of Colleges and Employers, the National Assn. of State Workforce Agencies and the DirectEmployers Assn.

The partnership, which Solis hopes to expand to Twitter, LinkedIn and other social-networking sites, will highlight job-placement resources to match those openings to some of the people who need work.

There are about 3 million job openings in the U.S., Solis said, and about 14 million unemployed people .

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