Published On: Wed, Jun 21st, 2017

Google rolls out artificial intelligence based job search engine in the US

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Google for Jobs will go live in the US, and users will now be able to find job listings on the search engine itself. Google had announced the Google for Jobs feature at its annual I/O conference 2017 in Mountain View in May this year. Google will also show employer ratings from current and former workers, as well as typical commute times to job locations.

Google is teaming up with a variety of help-wanted and employer-rating services, including LinkedIn, Monster, WayUp, DirectEmployers, CareerBuilder, Glassdoor, and Facebook to build up its job search feature. Google’s blogpost outlines how Google for Jobs will work. Google says anyone will be able to look for a job with this, be it students looking for part-time work, or people looking for a full-time job based on location.

According to Google, many job seekers are unable to find the right job. On the other side, over 46 per cent US employers are face talent shortages and difficulty finding filling up open positions. Google for Jobs will use the Cloud Jobs API that the company had announced last year, and thus relies on machine learning to power the job search, recommendations.

Beginning Tuesday, job hunters will be able to go to Google and see help-wanted listings that its search engine collects across the Internet. The feature is available only in English, on both desktop and mobile. The results will aim to streamline such listings by eliminating duplicate jobs posted on different sites. Google in its announcement post says “People from all walks of life, experiences and backgrounds have undergone a job hunt at some point in their lives. Whether you’re a young adult looking for your first job, a veteran hoping to leverage your leadership experience in civilian life, or a parent looking for a job with better pay to support a growing family, we hope this new experience on Google will help make the job search simpler and more effective.”

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