Meta (former Facebook) has announced the retirement of its Facebook Jobs product. Facebook Jobs will make some product changes starting on 22 February 2022, says Meta on the business help center page.
With Facebook’s ‘Jobs’ feature, businesses could post job vacancies on their pages, which were visible to anyone who visited the page and showed up in the news feeds of people who liked the page, thereby making it easier for people to find jobs. However, the feature is going away from February next year, hence, here’s everything that you need to know about the new update.
How will the situation change?
Described below are the changes that will be made after the closure of Facebook Jobs.
- Existing Facebook Groups that have a “Jobs” group type will be changed to a “General” group type, and the “Jobs” group type will no longer be available.
- A partner integration with the Facebook Jobs API will no longer allow free jobs to be distributed.
- Both employers and job seekers will no longer be able to access Facebook Jobs through the Facebook Lite app or the Facebook mobile website (m.facebook.com/jobs).
- The Facebook Jobs browser will no longer be accessible.
Which things aren’t going to change?
Though Facebook Jobs is shutting down worldwide, users in the United States and Canada can still access Facebook Jobs. The following details will remain unchanged after Facebook Jobs shuts down:
The Facebook Jobs tools continue to be available to employers in the United States and Canada. These tools are completely free of charge on both Facebook’s mobile app and web site. As well, they can leverage Facebook ads in order to engage only U.S. and Canadian users directly with their posts.
Those in the United States and Canada will continue to have access to their Inbox and Manage Jobs sections on their Page to manage their job applications and view details about all their job posts (boosted and non-boosted).
Candidates in the United States and Canada can continue to apply for positions using Facebook Jobs features such as clicking Apply now on the job post. Once they reach the job post’s detail view, the form will appear.
Is There Anything You Can Do Now?
All Facebook Jobs content shared on Meta can be accessed, downloaded and deleted by users. The process of checking and downloading your data from Facebook is very simple. You can do this by visiting Facebook’s download your information tool.