Facebook is taking one more swing at Linkedin, as ZipRecruiter announces a partnership with the company, and integration that allows businesses to distribute job listings on its platform.
Filling open job positions is a challenge, especially for small businesses, despite the fact that small businesses actually employing nearly half of the workforce in the United States. In order to make it easier and faster for small businesses to hire the people they need, ZipRecruiter has partnered with Facebook to allow businesses and organisations to distribute job listings on the platform, reaching its huge user base, and streamlining the application process.
ZipRecruiter’s all-in-one dashboard allows employers to upload jobs directly to their Pages on Facebook, and applicants are able to fill out their application right there without having to leave the site. Employers can then to manage all candidates easily, as all applicant information is sent from Facebook, directly to the ZipRecruiter Dashboard.
Facebook product manager Gaurav Dosi confirmed the partnership, and explained,
[quote]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.[/quote]
The intergration comes months after Facebook launched a new job listings and application feature, quite obviously stepping straight into LinkedIn’s (and even Google’s) territory. TechCrunch’s Ingrid Lunden commented that while other companies may join in as the partnership is not exclusive, for now ZipRecruiter is the lead partner.
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