Linux.com Launches New Jobs Board

Linux.com Launches New Jobs Board

Employers and job seekers gain a targeted resource for fastest growing area of IT industry

SAN FRANCISCO, January 14, 2010 – The Linux Foundation (LF), the nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux, today announced its new Linux Jobs Board is now available on the popular online community destination for all matters Linux, Linux.com: http://jobs.linux.com/.

The JobThread Network, an online recruitment platform, reports that the demand for Linux-related jobs has grown 80 percent since 2005, demonstrating that Linux professionals represent the fastest growing job category in the IT industry. The new Linux.com Jobs Board will provide employers and job seekers with an important online forum in which anyone can find the best and brightest Linux talent or the ideal job opportunity.

“Linux’ increasing use across industries is building high demand for Linux jobs despite national unemployment stats,” said Jim Zemlin, executive director at the Linux Foundation. “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 interested in posting a job opening have two options; they can post their openings on Linux.com and reach millions of Linux-focused professionals or they can use the JobThread Network on Linux.com to reach an extended audience that includes 50 niche publishing sites with a combined 9.8 million visitors every month. For more information and to submit a job posting, please visit: http://jobs.linux.com/post.

Linux.com is already a showcase for Linux experts who participate in the online community and gain guru rankings for answering questions, posting tutorials or writing content. Job seekers can include their LinkedIn details on their Linux.com profile, including their resume. They can also subscribe to the Linux.com Jobs Board RSS feed, receive alerts by email and follow opportunities about Linux-related jobs on Twitter at www.twitter.com/linuxdotcom.

Linux community members and business users at all levels use Linux.com to find tutorials; news and analysis; Linux distribution information; industry blogs; forums, and more. Linux.com hosts a unique collaboration forum for Linux experts – users and developers – and provides the tools needed to connect with each other and with Linux. Information on how Linux is being used, such as in mobile, can also be found on the site.

Linux.com members can submit articles and information for review and discussion by peers on the website. To join the Linux.com community, of which there are more than 11,000 registered members, please visit: http://www.linux.com/community/register. For existing members, content can be submitted at: http://www.linux.com/submit-an-article.

About the Linux Foundation
The Linux Foundation is a nonprofit consortium dedicated to fostering the growth of Linux. Founded in 2007, the Linux Foundation sponsors the work of Linux creator Linus Torvalds and is supported by leading Linux and open source companies and developers from around the world. The Linux Foundation promotes, protects and standardizes Linux by hosting important workgroups, events and online resources such as Linux.com. For more information, please visit www.linux-foundation.org.

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