Facebook has launched its social jobs partnership.
Users can search for jobs by area and type, although it currently only covers the US market.
Facebook denies that it is entering the recruitment business, but job sites and LinkedIn, the work-based social network, will be watching with interest.
With nearly 1 billion users worldwide, Facebook already has a built-in network bigger than any other, and providing job companies with access to them is a logical way of increasing revenues.
The Guardian today runs an article on the problems with Universal Credit, the government's new way of paying benefits which replaces a number of benefits with one, so unemployed people would no longer have to claim Jobseeker's Allowance and Housing Benefit separately.
This article from The Guardian shows how much the government wants to push unemployed people to make their benefit claims online. The new Universal Credit, which will be launched across the country in October 2013, will be delivered primarily online, and holding people on a telephone line to listen to messages supporting a move to this way of running their claims is one way in which it promotes this.