Facebook takes on LinkedIn with its new Job opening features

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Social media major, Facebook, stated on Monday that it was testing a feature that would let page administrators to create job postings and receive applications from candidates; this move can pressure on LinkedIn’s recruiting business.

“Based on behavior we’ve seen on Facebook, where many small businesses post about their job openings on their Page, we’re running a test for Page admins to create job postings and receive applications from candidates,” said a company spokesman.

LinkedIn, which is largest professional network of the world, makes most of its revenue from job hunters and recruiters who pay a monthly fee to post resumes and connect with people on what’s often known as the social network for business.

One of the technology news website reported the news on Monday. With Facebook’s jobs features, companies could drive more traffic to their Facebook pages while allowing them to pay the social network to get their job openings in front of more candidates.

In October, Facebook launched Marketplace to allow people to buy and sell items locally as the social media network tries new ways to keep its users engaged.

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Sameeksha Bhardwaj, From ITvoir News Desk

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