Skip to comments.Justice Department Spending $544,338 for an ‘Enhanced Company Profile’ on LinkedIn
Posted on 01/02/2014 2:59:50 PM PST by markomalley
The Justice Department is spending more than $500,000 to enhance its company profile on LinkedIn and increase its brand awareness.
The contract, awarded on Christmas Eve, gives the government unlimited access to each of the networking sites 250 million users through LinkedIns Recruiter service.
The DOJs Criminal Division, which enforces federal criminal laws, will use LinkedIn Recruiter to post job advertisements and seek out potential employees. Carahsoft Technology Corporation, a government IT company, will receive $544,338 to administer the service, according to the award.
The contract will allow the division to reach a large-scale professional network of existing and potential Criminal Division audiences, the agency said.
This will include an enhanced company profile within a large-scale, professional networking platform, and targeted online job advertising to attract highly-qualified Criminal Division employees and intern applicants as well as use the already existing Criminal Division presence, the document said.
The DOJs procurement office stated that the contract will allow unfettered access to every user on LinkedIn, the worlds largest professional network.
The LinkedIn services will provide unlimited access to names and full profiles of all profiles in the LinkedIn database, according to a description of the deal.
No other vendor has access to this wealth of user information pertaining to professional backgrounds, experiences, achievements and aspirations, as well as other demographic information, on such a granular level, the Justice Department said. This will allow our ads to be served to qualified, potential applicants in a highly targeted manner.
Doug Madey, corporate communications manager for LinkedIn, said the DOJ would use the recruiter product offered by his company. Recruiter Corporate, which costs $719.95 per month, allows companies to see the full profiles of every LinkedIn member.
Using LinkedIn will provide a platform that gives the Criminal Division the opportunity to increase brand awareness beyond job advertisements, by engaging audiences and establishing relationships with users, the DOJ said.
The Criminal Division currently has 906 followers on LinkedIn, and employs between 500 and 1,000 people.
The Justice Department said the contract would enable the division to weed out unqualified candidates for open positions, freeing up staff time and workload.
Other terms of the award include banning contract employees from text messaging while driving, and an affirmative action policy to employ and advance workers with physical or mental disabilities.
The DOJ did not respond to requests for comment.
reach a large-scale professional network of existing and potential Criminal Division audiences,
couldn’t they just save the half million and call Jesse Jackson for a list of approved hires?
“couldnt they just save the half million and call Jesse Jackson for a list of approved hires?”
I don’t think you understand how cleptocracy works. I give your company two, three or four times what the product is worth. You take a big cut and you slip some back to me. You can take it to the local Democratic office, I’ll tell you who to talk to. You make a donation. That avoids the possibility of me being videoed trying to stuff WAY too much cash into my $800 suit pockets.
All too believable these days
and that is just one department
Why do they STILL feel the need to advance those with “mental disabilities” when Holder is the boss already?
Definitive of the Democrat party. It is a money laundry.
Translation: heterosexual or white or conservative or belong to a church or don’t believe in human-caused global warming.
Not enough money to buy lipstick for this pig.
The just-us dept can shove it up their collective Obamaholes.
I would not give the time of day to anyone who respects them.
Who’s brother-in-law in justice works for linkedin
So LinkedIn just sold unrestricted access to their entire database to the feds for half-a-million.
Did I agree to this when I signed up for LinkedIn?
Is there a lawsuit here?
Has Facebook done this too?
I thought the government was supposed to have some sort of probable cause before snooping around in my stuff.
We used to be a nation that stood against that which we have now become.