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Google introduces new job search feature for United Kingdom workers

Google introduces new job search feature for United Kingdom workers

Google said in a blogpost that "130%" more companies have posted jobs in the search tool since last year's USA launch, which has led to "tens of millions of people around the world" finding work.

Much like its search engine, Google's job section is free to use and will be supported by adverts, says tech blog Gizmodo.

Google's job search aggregation tool is now live for users in the United Kingdom.

The detailed information provided by the new feature is a departure from the traditional approach of Google's main search engine.

CV-Library was one of the first United Kingdom job boards to do so; meaning people searching for jobs on Google will see vacancies advertised by CV-Library clients, as soon as they're posted.

Google Search job hunt feature now available in the UK
Google has a handy new job search tool for UK users

"Today, more and more people are turning to Google to find information about their next role", said Google Search product manager Joy Xi. It's easier because the magic of the Internet allows you to search large databases and the magic of word processing allows you to ... Typing simple queries like "teaching jobs" or "jobs near me" will let you browse listings pulled from a variety of sources, including Gumtree, TotalJobs, Reed, and The Guardian Jobs.

Google For Jobs works alongside the company's pioneering search engine.

Google first introduced job searches in the U.S. last year, before embarking on a wider launch which took in countries including India and South Africa, which gained the ability to search for jobs earlier this year. It doesn't have comprehensive coverage of the United Kingdom recruitment market.

The results aim to streamline such listings by eliminating duplicate jobs posted on different sites. The listings will also show, where available, previous employee reviews and a salary comparison via Glassdoor, and estimate the commute time to your potential new workplace through Google Maps.

Reed's director of marketing Mark Smith said that early signs from its testing of the feature show that jobseekers arriving at their site from Google are more application-ready, and is anticipating a "positive impact on the quality and volume of applications" it can supply to its recruitment clients. Google is letting other third-party job providers list their jobs within Search as well.