Facebook is testing a new LinkedIn-style jobs board for businesses.
The social network said on Monday it was testing a feature that would allow Page admins to post job openings, after TechCrunch spotted a new jobs section on its own page.
In a statement, Facebook said: “Based on behaviour 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.”
The new option is expected to be integrated into the status bar, giving companies the chance to share job openings quickly and easily, while also distinguishing them from generic statuses.
It is also predicted that Facebook will add a jobs section to business pages that would allow companies to direct their followers to one area that houses a full list of available positions.
All listings are said to include an “Apply Now” button that launches an application form already filled with users’ basic information, taken from their Facebook account.
Once completed, the application forms will then apparently be sent via Facebook Messenger, making it easier for businesses to collect responses.
It is also likely that businesses will be able to pay to boost their job listings on news feeds, a similar idea to LinkedIn’s band of promoted profiles.
Read more about Facebook’s upcoming job features here.