Google I/O developers conference 2017 on Wednesday announced partnership with LinkedIn, Facebook and traditional job search service providers such as CareerBuilder, Glassdoor, Monster and ZipRecruiter to launch Google for Jobs, adds job postings to Google’s search results page so that users don’t have to leave the site to see them.
With Google for Jobs, Job seekers able to explore the job offer nearby, across experience and wage levels by industry, category and location. The Google for Jobs search result can filter by full-time or part-time work, job titles, time when jobs were listed, accessibility to public transportation together with commute times to potential jobs.
We power the job search on the career sites of FedEx and Johnson and Johnson. Using Cloud Jobs API has led to an 18% increase in job applicants per search and a nearly 25% increase in clickthrough rate on Johnson & Johnson’s career site, supporting the notion that job seekers are more easily finding for what they’re looking for.
— Google (@Google) May 17, 2017
46% of U.S. employers say they face talent shortages and have issues filling open job positions, While job seekers may be looking for openings right next door – there’s a big disconnect here…We want to better connect employers and job seekers through a new initiative, Google for Jobs.
I’m personally enthusiastic for this initiative because it addresses an important need and taps our core capabilities as a company from searching and organizing information to A.I. and machine learning,
We’re using machine learning to cluster and bring relevant jobs to you along with commute times,
The challenge of connecting job seekers to better information on job availability is like many search challenges we’ve solved in the past,
CEO Sundar Pichai said.
We are happy to see that 13 years after Indeed launched, Google has woken up to the fact that searching for jobs is one of the most important searches in anyone’s life, Our 5,000 employees wake up every morning and go to bed every night focused solely on helping people get jobs. We look forward to relentlessly innovating to help hundreds of millions of people find the right job, including millions of jobs that are only on Indeed.
Indeed President Chris Hyams told USA TODAY.
Google’s always looking at new things it can do with the skill set it has, and particularly ways it can get deeper into search and deeper into enterprises, Jobs is a good fit for both of those, where it can provide a custom or deep search function for job listings on the consumer side and also offer businesses a system to hire workers on the enterprise side.
said Jan Dawson, chief analyst with Jackdaw Research.
For instance, a search for ‘retail’ could mean ‘retail associate’ or ‘store clerk’ or ‘store manager,’ depending on how the employer wrote the job description. Google will be able to put all these together, so users who search for ‘retail’ will see all matching job types.
Google will start to recognize when U.S. users are typing job search queries into Google Search and will then highlight jobs that match the search query after process with machine learning, since those terms often don’t align perfectly. Google for Jobs is rolling out in the U.S. over the next few weeks with more countries to become available in the future.
Source from Google Blog: Making AI work for everyone
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