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Facebook Expands Jobs Platform To 40 Other Countries, Directly Challenging Glassdoor And LinkedIn

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Glassdoor and LinkedIn are not the end-all-be-all platforms in the jobs market, but they do hold a significant chunk of the pie in catering to workers. Facebook has been trying to elbow its way into this space and it just announced that it was expanding its Jobs service to 40 other countries. Considering the sheer presence of the social network, it does seem to have a significant advantage over its more established rivals.

The job posting option on Facebook has been around for a year, but it has only been available in the U.S. and Canada, Forbes reports. The platform essentially allowed companies to put up open positions on their own pages, which made it easier for job hunters interested in working for them to send their applications.

Going forward, other companies from other parts of the world can also start doing the same thing. Since launch, the service has also seen a growth in features and tools to make things easier for potential employees.

Companies can manage applications and schedule interviews using the mobile app of the social network. Users can set up alerts that will notify them of job positions that are available in their area and which are suitable to their needs.

Some of the companies that will be able to make use of the feature soon include the UK, Brazil, Italy, and Germany. The feature will also be available on the Facebook apps of iOS and Android devices, TechCrunch reports.

With regards to who the feature is even targeting, Facebook claims that its main demographic are small businesses. Apparently, startups are having a harder time than they expected to fill certain positions. By making use of a popular platform like Facebook to find good employees, perhaps this issue can be addressed with less hassle.

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