Google To Help Job Seekers Get Detailed Information Through New Search Feature
Technology giant, Google, has announced a new search facility which it said would aid job seekers find employment opportunities through a streamlined experience that will allow them explore, research and find relevant local postings. The new development was made known by the firm’s South Africa Country Director, Luke Mckend.
He said, “With unemployment in South Africa so high, this new job search tool will be a key driver for connecting job seekers to open opportunities.”
Using Google Maps integration, the new product is expected to allow users in South Africa, Kenya and Nigeria to view at-a-glance details about a job posting, such as the title, location, whether it is full-time, part-time or an internship, as well as detailed information should a job be of interest.
Also, prospective employees can search for jobs any place they can find on the map, and if they’re signed in, they can even see how long the distance is to their location.
Google is partnering with a cross-section of partners, including Job Mail to achieve its purpose.
“In SA, where unemployment is still such a challenge, the new job search feature is a welcome initiative,” Junk Mail managing director Felix Erken said.
South Africa has struggled to slash unemployment of more than 26 percent, largely due to anaemic economic growth of around one percent.