Technology

The social network Facebook launches its job search tool in 40 new countries, including the Dominican Republic.

Facebook announced today that its job search tool will land in 40 new countries now that it is one year after its arrival in the United States and Canada.

The head of Facebook’s Employment and Services Associations, Francesca De Quesada Covey, explained to Efe that the initiative came about after seeing that users already used the social network to look for work informally, through groups, pages or websites. personal profiles

The offers can be published through the Facebook mobile application (until now it was only possible through the computer) using the “Jobs” tool and candidates can subscribe to receive notifications when the companies that are interested are looking for staff.

Companies that want to contact the candidates must do so through Messenger, Facebook’s instant messaging application.

De Quesada said that according to a survey commissioned by the company and that interviewed more than 5,000 Americans, one in four people said they used Facebook to find employment.

In addition, according to data from the firm, 44% of SMEs use Facebook and, of these, half consider that they have been able to hire more employees thanks to the growth they have achieved through their presence in this social network.

Among the countries that the new Facebook tool reaches today are Spain, Brazil and Mexico, and it will soon be available in Uruguay, Costa Rica or the Dominican Republic.