Linux.com Launches Job Board for Members
According to The Job Thread Network, demand for Linux-related jobs as jumped 80% in the last five years. Linux.com plans to roll out a new section of its Web site tomorrow, called Linux Jobs Board, as a way for job seekers with Linux experience to connect with prospective employers.
Backed by non-profit organization The Linux Foundation, the new Jobs board will give Linux.com members yet another way to highlight their skills and potentially get snatched up by an IT department. Members already gain guru rankings for helping to answer questions, add content to the site, or participate in the forums. Now they're also able to connect their LinkedIn account to their Linux.com member profile, post a resume, subscribe to the Linux.com Jobs Board RSS feed, and more.
Employers looking for Linux-focused employees can post a job directly on the Linux.com Web site, or on Linux.com's JobThread Network where it will be doled out to an additional 50 niche publishing sites. Visit the Web site for additional information on posting a job.
“Linux’ increasing use across industries is building high demand for Linux jobs despite national unemployment stats. Linux.com reaches millions of Linux professionals from all over the world. By providing a Jobs Board feature on the popular community site, we can bring together employers, recruiters and job seekers to lay the intellectual foundation for tomorrow’s IT industry," said the Linux Foundation's Executive Director, Jim Zemlin, in a prepared statement.
Watch for the launch of Linux.com's Jobs Board early Thursday. Become a member of the Linux Foundation for just $99 and receive a huge bunch of benefits, including employee purchase pricing at Dell, HP, and Lenovo, discounts off books and training, and a whole lot more.