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Filipinos Friending Their Department Of Labor On Facebook

The Filipino media are reporting today that more than 1,900 job seekers have "friended" the country's Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) on Facebook, and the number keeps growing in anticipation of a giant DOLE Job and Livelihood Fair (they do tend to go together) on May 1.

As one story reports:
The DOLE's "Labor Day 2011" Facebook page, which keeps jobseekers updated about the May 1 job fair, had gained 1,938 "friends" as of 7:10 a.m. on Thursday.

"As we expect thousands of jobseekers, graduates, and displaced overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) to the designated venues across the country for the Job and Livelihood Fairs, we are continuously exerting all efforts and exhausting all means to provide a vast array of productive and matched job opportunities for everyone," DOLE Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz said in a news release posted this week on the DOLE website.

This is a great idea. Why isn't the U.S. Department of Labor doing something like this on Facebook? I think the agency would make a lot of new friends very quickly, especially if it were promoting a national job fair with well-paying jobs. Okay DOL, we'll be waiting. We promise not to poke you.


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