Facebook, Instagram helping White House aides find jobs: report

Facebook, Instagram helping White House aides find jobs: report
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Representatives from social media giants Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn are helping White House staffers find jobs for after President Obama leaves office, The Associated Press reported Wednesday.

Facebook and Instagram figures are advising staffers on the current job market, while LinkedIn officials are offering help with resumes and marketing their skills. 

Georgetown University is also offering a customized career development program called “Future44,” named after Obama’s service as the 44th president. The program, funded by an anonymous donor, has hosted 271 White House staffers so far.

"We designed this unique curriculum to help these staffers think through how to market themselves or market their competencies," Kelly Otter, dean of Georgetown's School of Continuing Studies, told the AP.

Several high-profile former Obama staffers landed at tech companies after their White House service.

Former press secretary Jay Carney joined Amazon in 2015 as senior vice president for corporate affairs. 

David Plouffe, Obama’s 2008 campaign manager and senior adviser, joined Uber in 2014 as a senior vice president. He transitioned to a strategic advisory role in 2015.

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