In a Monday announcement, social network Facebook said that it is currently testing a new 'job openings' feature which would facilitate page administrators in creating job postings and receiving applications from candidates.
Facebook's in-testing 'job openings' feature was first spotted by TechCrunch. In reporting the spotting of the new feature on Monday, the tech news website highlighted the fact that the feature will essentially give Facebook the ability to "muscle in" on the recruiting business of the LinkedIn social network for professionals.
According to TechCrunch, the new 'job openings' feature being tested by Facebook will evidently prompt companies to drive more traffic to their Facebook pages, whilst making a payment to the popular social network for reaching their job openings to more candidates.
Meanwhile, about the reason behind Facebook's move to test a 'job openings' feature, a spokesman of the company told Reuters that a number of small businesses already post about their job openings on their Page.
The spokesman further added that, on the basis of the behavior that Facebook has seen on its site, the company is "running a test for Page admins to create job postings and receive applications from candidates."