Google wants to make it easier to search for jobs

Google for Jobs

Google has announced that it is launching a jobs search engine in the US named ‘Google for Jobs’.

Google CEO Sundar Pichai gave a brief preview of the job search engine at Google’s developer conference I/O.

“46% of U.S. employers say they face talent shortages and have issues filling open job positions,” explained Pichai. “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.”

The company said that Google for Jobs will initially partner with LinkedIn, Facebook, Careerbuilder Monster, Glassdoor, as well as other services.

The search engine will have a number of tools that will help you find the right jobs for you. For example, you’ll be able to filter jobs by location, title, category or type, date posted or whether it’s full or part-time, among other things.

The service will also show applicants things like commute time, to help them figure out if the job is too far away to consider.

Similar to LinkedIn, applicants will be able to use a ‘one-click’ apply feature

Another interesting feature will be Google’s ability to use Machine Learning to understand how job titles should be clustered together.

“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,” said Pichai.

The company will roll out Google for Jobs within Search in the US in the coming weeks, with more countries coming in the future.