MySpace today announced the launch of MySpace Jobs, a new search feature to be powered by Simply Hired, a leading search engine for jobs. The new feature — available at http://careers.myspace.com — provides MySpace members access to more than 5 million listings aggregated by the Simply Hired search engine.
“Work is an important part of how people define themselves,” said Shawn Gold, senior vice president of marketing for MySpace, in a statement. “As we continue to broaden and enrich the MySpace experience, opening up the universe of jobs to our users makes perfect sense. This new feature is another way that MySpace seamlessly integrates our members’ online and offline lifestyles.”
Using Simply Hired’s sophisticated Web-crawling technology, MySpace Jobs will aggregate listings from thousands of sources into a single index that MySpace users can search by keywords and location.
“More than half of all jobs are still found via personal connections,” added Gautam Godhwani, CEO of Simply Hired. “MySpace has a tremendous opportunity to help its users tap the power of their social networks to find work that excites and engages them. This launch represents the first step in the execution of an ambitious vision, and we believe that MySpace will drive substantial change in the way that people land their dream jobs.”
MySpace is the first FIM property to integrate Simply Hired’s job search capabilities, and according to the release, it is expected that this new feature will send an unprecedented number of qualified candidates to the partner job sites from which it aggregates listings.