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LinkedIn button makes it easier for users to apply for jobs

The LinkedIn logo is seen in this undated file photo.

July 29, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
The networking website LinkedIn is making it easier for its users to apply for jobs.

The site is offering companies the ability to install a web button on their own sites that allows LinkedIn users to instantly apply for a job using their LinkedIn profile.

Users can then see if they have any personal contacts who work at the company or know someone who does.

Hundreds of companies, including Netflix and Living Social, have already launched the LinkedIn button on their websites.