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Google Job Search Engine Takes Off in US, India Next?

The new Google for Jobs feature has been rolled out in US and India would soon be the next though both markets are entirely different in nature. It said 46% of US employers face talent shortage. In India, the situation is different as India has shortage of jobs in equal number.

Google, which has a long history of using technology to connect people on Google+ and Gmail chat, had announced the new feature at its I/O Conference early this year. Google for Jobs, an initiative for the job matching industry, includes the Cloud Jobs API, announced last year, which provides access to Google’s machine learning capabilities to power smarter job search and recommendations within career sites, jobs boards, and other job matching sites and apps.

“Today, we’re taking the next step in the Google for Jobs initiative by putting the convenience and power of Search into the hands of job seekers. With this new experience, we aim to connect Americans to job opportunities across the U.S., so no matter who you are or what kind of job you’re looking for, you can find job postings that match your needs,” said Google in its blog.

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Search strings include “jobs near me,” “teaching jobs,” or similar job-seeking queries. Plus other criteria, like commute time, job specialties or the hours they can work also find room in this feature.

“We’ll continue to add additional filters and information in the future. Looking for jobs is a personal and complex journey, and one that we’re trying to support in this new search experience,” assured Google for Jobs.

 Though the new feature may emerge as a competitor to job search portals like Monster or Naukri, Google said it is keen to rope them into the new initiative and holding negotiations with LinkedIn, Monster, WayUp, DirectEmployers, CareerBuilder, Glassdoor and Facebook.

“To ensure even more jobs are listed over time, we’re publishing open documentation for all jobs providers, from third-party platforms or direct employers, big or small, detailing how to make their job openings discoverable in this new feature,” said Google in its post.

It remains to be seen how Google for Jobs works in US but in India it is sure to win many admirers and followers as the job scene is becoming adverse in the country due to economic slowdown.

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