Facebook, the U.S. Department of Labor, the National Association of Colleges and Employers, DirectEmployers Association and the National Association of State Workforce Agencies are coming together to create the Social Jobs Partnership, which will strive to facilitate employment for America's jobless via social media.

Social media is becoming more popular in nearly every part of the economy, including employment recruitment. In fact, according to a NACE survey, a Facebook page is used by more than 70 percent of college career centers, and a 2010 Jobvite poll finds that 92 percent of respondents have recruited or plan to recruit through social networks.

To help job seekers find employment, the partnership plan to launch a central Facebook page that hosts resources with content designed to assist both job seekers and employers. Facebook will also make public service announcements on Facebook to promote the page in the 10 states with the highest unemployment rate as well as Puerto Rico, which has a 16 percent unemployment rate.

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