Google wants to help Americans get back to work.
The tech titan, at its I/O developers’ conference Wednesday, announced an upcoming project — Google for Jobs — that will enable users to search for jobs where they live.
Beginning next week, U.S. residents will be able to use Google for Jobs to find job listings. The tool will pull job ads from LinkedIn, Facebook, CareerBuilder and other sites.
Google CEO Sundar Pichai said the feature will help job seekers by “democratizing access to information and surfacing new opportunities.”
“For example, almost half of U.S. employers say they still have issues filling open positions,” Pichai said in a blog post. “Meanwhile, job seekers often don’t know there’s a job opening just around the corner from them, because the nature of job posts—high turnover, low traffic, inconsistency in job titles—have made them hard for search engines to classify.”
That is where Google’s new tool comes in, connecting companies with potential employees, and helping job seekers find openings.
“As part of this effort, we will be launching a new feature in Search in the coming weeks that helps people look for jobs across experience and wage levels—including jobs that have traditionally been much harder to search for and classify, like service and retail jobs,” Pichai said.
He added that the new tool is just one piece of Google’s plan to use its technology to help make people’s lives easier.
Jennifer Cowan is the Managing Editor for SiteProNews.
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