Spotlight for Career Services Professionals, October 26, 2011
Spotlight for Recruiting Professionals, October 26, 2011
Labor Secretary Hilda Solis and NACE Executive Director Marilyn Mackes view the Social Jobs Partnership’s Facebook page.
Last week, NACE, Facebook, the U.S. Department of Labor, DirectEmployers Association, and the National Association of State Workforce Agencies announced they have joined together to create the Social Jobs Partnership. The partnership’s goal is to leverage social networks to facilitate the employment of jobless Americans.
The Social Jobs Partnership’s members identified a number of initiatives they will undertake to achieve this goal, including:
- Launching a central page on Facebook—facebook.com/socialjobs—that hosts resources and content designed to help job seekers and employers.
- Posting public service announcements on Facebook to promote the facebook.com/socialjobs page in the 10 states with the highest unemployment rate, and Puerto Rico. The announcements are being donated to the Social Jobs Partnership by Facebook.
- Conducting in-depth research about the ways in which job seekers, college career centers, and work force recruiters are using the social web.
- Exploring and developing systems through which new job postings can be delivered virally through Facebook at no charge.
- Promoting existing government programs and resources for job hunters.
- Distributing educational materials about leveraging the power of the social web to recruiters, government agencies, and job seekers.