After launching Google for Jobs last year in the US, the search giant has brought the feature to India on Tuesday. According to the company, jobseekers now will be able to directly search for jobs across over a dozen partners through the Google search bar making the process less cumbersome and making jobs more discoverable.
Some of the partners include, IBM Talent Management Solutions, LinkedIn, Quezx, QuikrJobs, Shine.com, T-Jobs, TimesJobs, and Wisdomjobs along with Aasaanjobs, Freshersworld and Headhonchos.
Rajan Anandan, vice-president for India & Southeast Asia, said in the last quarter of 2017, Google saw more than 45% increase in the number of job search queries. “SMEs are the largest job creators but are often unable to make their listings discoverable. This new job search experience powered by our partners and our open platform approach attempts to bridge this gap,” he added.
Users will have the ability to narrow down results using smart filters, save listings, share them, and sign up for alerts through the search app on Android and iOS, and in Google Search on the desktop and mobile.
Amitabh Kant, chief executive, Niti Aayog, said that the government wants India to grow with the jobs and the aim is to create more jobs. “We are entering a new age of disruption, it will be an era of speed and transparency,” he said.
Google is also in talks with the largest job portal in India, Naukri.com, to be a partner in this initiative, said Anandan. The company is also making special efforts to get more governments, especially state governments to post jobs online, added Achint Srivastava, from the Google Search Engineering team.