This article is from the Jobs FAQ, by Snoopy snoopy-at-sopwith.uucp.
It is a news group for the posting of job offerings by individuals,
companies, or other organizations with positions to offer. Job offers may
be made by any organization with a job opening, or by a professional third
party recruiting firm which has been hired to fill the opening. Third party
recruiters, however, should note that their being allowed to do business via
Usenet is an unusual exception to the general rule which forbids using Usenet
for commercial profit. They should therefore be especially careful to adhere
to the guidelines for posting. Violations and abuses upset readers, who may
call for prohibiting these commercial postings.
Readers may note that postings are mostly computer related. This is
due to Usenet being a computer-based medium. (You have to use a computer to
use Usenet, and computer users are more likely to have computer related jobs
to offer.) Offers of non-computer jobs are appropriate here.