Linux Foundation launches Job Board
The Linux Foundation has announced the launch of a new jobs portal on its community driven Linux.com site. According to the JobThread Network, an online recruitment platform established in 2006, demand for Linux-related jobs has increased 80% since 2005. The Linux Foundation hopes that the new Linux Jobs Board will act as an online forum to help employers find the "best and brightest Linux talent". Jim Zemlin, executive director at the Linux Foundation said, “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.”
Employers placing job ads have two options: they can post jobs directly on the Job Board at jobs.linux.com and pay a fee of $99 for 15 days or $199 for 30days. Alternatively they can choose to post their ads on the JobThread Network where, in addition to appearing on the Foundation's Job Board, they will also be posted on an additional 50 niche sites, which the Linux Foundation says receive a combined 9.8 million visitors per month. JobThread ads are run on a performance basis where matching views cost 49 cents, total fees being capped below a maximum set when the advertisement is placed. Job seekers have the option to add their LinkedIn profile and a copy of their resume to their Linux.com profile. Additionally, they can subscribe to the Jobs Board RSS feed or receive email notifications about new jobs.
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