Facebook partners with Labor Department to help job-seekers

The new page will be “a one-stop shop for those looking for work,” Facebook says.

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The U.S. Labor Department announced a partnership with Facebook aimed at connecting 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 to draw more attention to them, a Los Angeles Times blog reported.

“Landing on this page can help Americans land good jobs,” Labor Secretary Hilda Solis said at a Washington news conference. She was joined by representatives from Facebook and national labor organizations.

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, the blog reported.

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