The Department of Labor announced its intention to use and research the use of social media in linking people with jobs. The media reports that there are upwards of a million unfilled jobs in the country, some of which stay vacant for a long time. When jobs require specialized skills, their availability needs to be advertised widely. For less arcane jobs, facebook might help connect unemployed people and employers with needs. It can’t hurt, anyway. At the least, it helps facebook in its effort to become indispensable to our lives.