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Google leverages search engine expertise to launch robust employment engine

20 June 2017

Where available, reviews and ratings of employers and even commute time to the office will be provided along with the search results.

We're working with a number of organizations from across the industry to bring you the most comprehensive listing of jobs-including LinkedIn, Monster, WayUp, DirectEmployers, CareerBuilder, Glassdoor and Facebook. For employers, Google is offering detailed tutorials and guidelines to ensure that their job postings are properly documented and easy to discover.

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The company announced this initiative at its I/O conference. Google for Jobs will use the Cloud Jobs API that the company had announced past year, and thus relies on machine learning to power the job search, recommendations.

The new feature, available in English on both desktop and mobile starting Tuesday, is aimed at helping jobseekers find available jobs without having to visit particular websites that are often crowded with duplicate or irrelevant job postings. They can even see the how long it would take to commute to the job from their home with the power of Google Maps. As a result, many job seekers feel like they can't find the job they're looking for or apply to roles that aren't the right fit. Search results will also include companies with job listings on their homepage.

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To further improve the search experience, Google said it would continue adding more filters and information in the future. Just turn on alerts for your search to receive an email notification whenever new jobs arrive, keeping you up-to-date and on top of your job hunt.

When it comes to recruiters and developers, there are other features that Google has rolled out to push the platform forward.

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Though introduction of a rating system for employers is nothing new, to streamline it and introduce it at a mass level can help job seekers make decisions based on the ratings.

Google leverages search engine expertise to launch robust employment engine