Facebook will shut down the Jobs feature in February 2022

Facebook sounds the end of job offers on its platform except for the United States and Canada. This function intended for companies will cease in February 2022

Facebook has just updated its Job Offers product, available in France since 2018. This service for companies allows them to publish job advertisements for free on their pages and to be visible on several places on the social network. The ax has fallen, this service will cease in February 2022 except in the United States and Canada.

In its press release, Meta (Facebook) highlights several changes. As such, the Jobs section will no longer be available, as will the ability to serve ads through a partner integration with the Facebook Job API and dedicated browser. Disappearance also of offers in the Facebook Lite application or on the Facebook mobile website (m.facebook.com/jobs), whether for employers or people looking for a job.

The United States and Canada spared

Facebook says on its Business Help Page that “Employers in the United States and Canada can continue to use the tools in the Facebook Jobs product to create ads for free from their Page on the app. and on the website. They can also “boost their posts to convert them into ads.” Job seekers in the United States and Canada can continue to apply for ads using Facebook Job Postings features, including clicking the Apply Now button on a job posting. , which redirects them to a more detailed view of the ad and then to an application form.

Apart from these two countries, Facebook’s decision is a sign of the social network’s failure to become a skills recruitment hub like Linkedin, for example. Competition from online recruitment platforms is also strong.

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