DirectEmployers Association and NASWA Join the Social Jobs Partnership in Launching Facebook App for Job Seekers

  DirectEmployers Association and NASWA Join the Social Jobs Partnership in
                    Launching Facebook App for Job Seekers

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INDIANAPOLIS, Nov. 14, 2012

The National Labor Exchange will now provide Facebook users with easy access
to over one million jobs via the Social Jobs Partnership's new job seeking
application.

INDIANAPOLIS, Nov. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today the Social Jobs
Partnership (SJP) announces the launch of a Facebook application that will
give job seekers access to over 1.7 million jobs. US.jobs, powered by the
National Labor Exchange, a joint venture of the National Association of State
Workforce Agencies (NASWA) and DirectEmployers Association, will contribute
over one million unduplicated, verified employment opportunities to the
Facebook application.

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The Social Jobs Partnership began in October 2011 as a collaboration between
the U.S. Department of Labor, the National Association of Colleges and
Employers (NACE), DirectEmployers Association, NASWA and Facebook. Since its
creation, the partnership's goal has been to facilitate job seeking advice and
information to Americans on a social platform.

Job seekers can easily access this new application from Facebook by searching
for Social Jobs Partnership. Simply click 'Like' and the application will be
located in the 'Resources' link. The application then allows users to narrow
their job search by keyword, location and career field.

"Making jobs easily accessible to job seekers around the nation has always
been a goal of DirectEmployers Association and the National Association of
State Workforce Agencies," commented Bill Warren, Executive Director,
DirectEmployers Association. "By launching this Facebook application through
the Social Jobs Partnership, employment opportunities from the National Labor
Exchange will become more accessible after being placed on a platform that a
large percentage of the population accesses daily from both computer and
mobile devices."

The launch of this Facebook application reflects a growing trend for employers
to use social media in their efforts to recruit new employees. Results of a
study conducted for the Social Jobs Partnership by NACE also found increased
emphasis on Facebook as a recruiting tool. Approximately 50% of the employers
surveyed are currently using Facebook in their hiring process, and anticipate
social media will play an increasingly important role in the talent
acquisition process.

"Our study also found that nearly 85% of employers using Facebook would
recommend it to other employers as a recruiting tool," says Marilyn Mackes,
Executive Director, NACE. "Employers see the widespread use of Facebook among
the public as key to enabling them to cast a wide net and connect with
potential job seekers. This new tool from the Social Jobs Partnership will
enhance that connection."

"The National Association of State Workforce Agencies and DirectEmployers
Association are pleased the SJP has forged a new way of sharing relevant and
high quality career information through the innovative use of social media.
NASWA and DirectEmployers can offer over a million unduplicated and current
jobs from verified employers of all sizes through SJP's newest application at
no cost to employers. Through the collaboration of NASWA and DirectEmployers
SJP users will have quicker access to jobs originating on state-sponsored job
banks and large corporate websites," said Richard Hobbie, Executive Director,
NASWA.

The Social jobs Partnership created this application to tap into innovation
happeningfor job seekerson Facebook. "Work4 Labs was quick to recognize that
Facebook was capable of being more than a site where people share their social
activities. We have done our part to help Facebook evolve into the best
possible platform for connecting people with the companies looking to hire
them," stated Stéphane Le Viet, CEO, Work4 Labs, the world leader in Facebook
recruitment technology. "We have already enabled millions of people to connect
with the more than 17,000 businesses that use our hiring solution on Facebook.
Now we are honored to work with the Social Jobs Partnership to help social
recruiting make the next giant step forward."

About DirectEmployers Association

DirectEmployers Association is a leading nonprofit HR consortium of global
employers that was formed to assist in the sharing of ideas, incorporating of
best practices, and research and development of technology where labor
practices are concerned. Through this consortium, business standards are
shaped and technology is used with respect to the diversity that is reflected
in the various cultures embodied in a global workforce. Our recognized
expertise in compliance, recruitment and cost effective technology enables our
members to reach the largest, most diverse pool of quality job seekers
worldwide.

About The National Association of State Workforce Agencies (NASWA)


The National Association of State Workforce Agencies (NASWA) is an
organization of state administrators of unemployment insurance laws,
employment services, training programs, employment statistics and labor market
information and other programs and services provided through the
publicly-funded state workforce system.

About the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE)

NACE is the leading source of information about the employment of new college
graduates. NACE tracks the job market, reports on starting salaries, and
provides job-search resources for new college graduates—including a a job
posting system, salary calculator, and how-to articles. Since 1956, NACE, a
nonprofit association, has been serving college career center professionals
who work with students and alumni and HR professionals who recruit graduates
for their work forces.job posting system, salary calculator, and how-to
articles. Established in 1956, NACE is a nonprofit association serving college
career center professionals who counsel college students and alumni in career
planning and the job search and HR professionals who recruit college graduates
for their work forces. ing a job posting system, salary calculator, and how-to
articles. Since 1956, NACE, a nonprofit association, has been serving college
career center professionals who work with students and alumni and HR
professionals who recruit graduates for their work forces.ing a job posting
system, salary calculator, and how-to articles. Since 1956, NACE, a nonprofit
association, has been serving college career center professionals who work
with students and alumni and HR professionals who recruit graduates for their
work forces.

About Work4 Labs

Work4 Labs develops Facebook's #1 corporate recruiting solution which enables
tens of thousands of companies - including SAP, Gap and Accenture - to hire
qualified candidates on Facebook and other social networks. The company's
award-winning products help recruiters easily launch branded enterprise-grade
corporate career sites on Facebook and drive traffic, job applications and
employee referrals from the network's ~1 billion users.

SOURCE DirectEmployers Association

Website: www.directemployers.org
Contact: Nancy Holland, Vice President of Marketing, DirectEmployers
Association, +1-317-874-9022, nancy@directemployers.org, Marc Katz, Director,
Congressional, Intergovernmental and Public Affairs, NASWA, +1-202-434-8023,
mkatz@naswa.org, Mimi Collins, Director of Communications, +1-800-544-5272,
ext. 119, mcollins@naceweb.org, or Edwin Koc, Director of Research, NACE,
+1-800-544-5272, ext. 164, ekoc@naceweb.org.
 
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