Facebook Parent's 'Jobs' Feature To Disappear In February: Did It Lose Steam Due To LinkedIn's Popularity?

Meta Platforms Inc.'s META Facebook launched the Jobs Feature in 2017, but in just five years, the social media giant has reportedly decided to bid farewell to it. 

What Happened: Social media commentator Matt Navarra tweeted a report by Adweek saying Facebook's Jobs Feature will be shut down on Feb. 23. The report cited a few users who have begun seeing notifications that Jobs on Facebook will cease to exist from next year. 

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If users click on the notification, it takes them to a help page stating, "Jobs on Facebook will no longer be available on the Facebook application, Facebook mobile website or Facebook desktop site for both employers and seekers."

Facebook did not immediately respond to Benzinga's request for comments. 

Why It's Important: Meta introduced Facebook Jobs in Canada and the U.S. in February 2017. The following year it expanded to 40 more countries, establishing itself as a strong contender to take on LinkedIn's dominance in the segment. 

Previously, Meta stated that the Jobs on Facebook feature helped over 1,000,000 people find jobs. However, not everything went as planned since Meta shut down the feature earlier this year except in Canada and the U.S.

The Adweek report noted that the reason behind this move could be because the feature was not successful in taking over LinkedIn's crown in the job-search ecosystem.

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