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Google Search Leverages LinkedIn and Job Sites for New Employment Feature

Google Search now lets users search for jobs and get listings within the results page. The company uses algorithms to scrape data from companies like LinkedIn and links back to listings on those sites.


has announced today a new feature for its search engine. The company's new jobs search tool allows users to quickly aggregate jobs right on the results page. To achieve this, scraps data from leading job boards, including 's .

As well as mining LinkedIn's considerable data, Google Search also takes results from WayUp, CareerBuilder, Facebook, and others. The results also include any job listings made directly on a company's own website.

Google says the purpose of the new feature is to save time. Users can search jobs without having to go to individual services and find duplicate postings.

Mountain View says the feature has rolled out today on desktop and mobile. However, it is currently limited to Google Search in English. To get started, users should type search terms like “jobs near me” or “office jobs” to see the results listings.

The results page now sports a new widget which toggles the job listings to see the range of job advertised. Search results can be filtered after the initial results, including refining for full-time positions or locations.

Google is also placing ratings for companies, so users do not waste their time applying for bad providers. Once a search term finds the results you want, notifications can be arranged to alert you when a new job is posted.

Tapping into LinkedIn

The company uses machine learning to deliver listings that do not show duplicate posts. Algorithms work through job sites to find listings and present them in the search.

While Google Search will aggregate the listings, you will still need to navigate to the site to begin the application process. This is good news for services like LinkedIn, which now gets another link into its network.

To encourage sites to offer complete listings, Google will direct users to the website with the most complete version of a job if there are duplicate listings.

Lastly, the company says it is not interested in competing with services like LinkedIn. Google says it will not be allowing companies to post listings directly to the search engine.

Luke Jones
Luke Jones
Luke has been writing about all things tech for more than five years. He is following Microsoft closely to bring you the latest news about Windows, Office, Azure, Skype, HoloLens and all the rest of their products.

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