Facebook’s new jobs feature aims to help small businesses

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Facebook has a history of challenging (if not buying out­) its competitors, such as Snapchat, Twitter, Instagram and WhatsApp.

Now it’s going after LinkedIn, by enabling organizations to post job openings—and users to apply directly through its platform.

On Wednesday, Facebook wrote in its business blog:

We know that finding the right talent can be a challenge. 40% of US small businesses report that filling jobs was more difficult than they expected, which is surprising when you consider that these small businesses also employ nearly half of the country’s workforce.

We’re focused on building new ways to help make it easier for businesses to interact with the over 1 billion people visiting Pages every month. Businesses and people already use Facebook to fill and find jobs, so we’re rolling out new features that allow job posting and application directly on Facebook.

The platform posted the following video overview about the feature, which is rolling out to users in the United States and Canada:

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