#TweetMyJobs: Replacing Help Wanted Pages With Social Media [VIDEO]
There seems to be an app for everything on smart phones these days. For those looking for work, one app is aiming to replace the help wanted pages in the newspaper, and some big cities are getting on board.
FOX’s Jonathan Serrie reports:
Can Twitter and Facebook fight unemployment? The mayors of Atlanta, Georgia and Newark, New Jersey think so. Their respective cities have partnered with Tweet My Jobs, a web-based service that aggregates and communicates job openings through social media.
A free app allows job seekers with GPS-enabled smart phones to view job openings on a map or video of surrounding buildings.
(Richards) “Somebody could just go out on a Saturday afternoon, walk down Main St. and see who’s hiring. It’s kind of replacing the “Help Wanted” in-the-window signs.”
Tweet My Jobs CEO Robin Richards says his company is in discussions with more than a dozen other local and state governments, as social media becomes more of a tool for finding work, not just recreation.
In Atlanta, Jonathan Serrie, FOX News Radio.
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