Linux Foundation launches job board

The Linux Foundation is launching Thursday an online jobs board for employers looking for Linux talent and job seekers looking to provide it.

The foundation’s Linux Jobs Board is available on It features two options for posting: Jobs can be posted on only, with prices starting at $99 for 15 days, or jobs can be posted on both and with JobThread Network, which reaches more than 50 additional publishing sites with a combined total of 9.8 million visitors per month. The and JobThread Network option costs 49 cents per matching view.

“Linux’s increasing use across industries is building high demand for Linux jobs despite national unemployment stats,” said Jim Zemlin, executive director at the foundation, in a statement released by the foundation. “ 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.”

Job postings can be submitted on

JobThread Network, according to the foundation, has found that demand for Linux-related jobs has grown 80 percent since 2005.

Job seekers, meanwhile, can include LinkedIn details on their profile, including resumes. They also can subscribe to the Jobs Board RSS feed and receive e-mail alerts. Additionally, they can follow Linux-related job opportunities on Twitter.

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