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Google For Jobs UK Launch

Worldwide tech goliath Google is adding another string to its platform with a new job search experience on Google. 

Google started to use its search expertise in job hunting a year ago with the launch of a new element to the engine that scours well-known destinations for openings for work and refinement of these results. The component initially took off in the U.S. This service is now accessible to work searchers in the U.K. 

To better provide relevant employment postings to clients in the U.K., Google collaborated with various major recruitment services in the nation, for example, The Guardian Jobs, Reed.co.uk, Haymarket, Gumtree, The Telegraph, Reach plc's totallylegal, CV-Library, and totaljobs.com. These job-matching sites automatically connect job seekers to various opportunities as soon as new job listings appear online

Rather than trawling through various connections on Google to discover the job you want, there will now be a search box at the top of the page to serve you the most important job postings for your inquiry. 


UK Launch Week Commencing

 16th July

The new job search feature allows U.K. users to use custom queries in Google Search like "IT jobs near me" and the search engine will surface results from across the web that suit their unique job skills and needs. Users will be able to view information about the salary, methods for applying, and even the time it takes to travel to a prospective job. Users can also save individual job searches and access them across various devices. There's also an option to receive alerts via email about new job listings in real time.


For now, the US tech giant is not charging employment sites to feature their listings nor using the service to place any extra adverts beyond those that normally appear within its results.
In addition, applicants must still click through to the individual third-party jobs platforms to apply for a post.

Indeed Staying Away

Even so, one major vacancies site is refusing to share its data - Indeed.

The 14-year-old firm also acts as a listings aggregator and claims to be the world's most popular jobs hunt service with more than 200 million unique visitors a month.

However, its decision to avoid the new service means links to Indeed pages now appear further down Google's results pages.



Sources:
BBC
Neowin
Evening Standard
Irish News