Need a job? Google it… New service to find jobs near you launched

The company has introduced job vacancies on to its main search engine in the UK.

Job seekers will be able to ask Google to find “jobs near me” as the company makes its first foray into the UK’s recruitment sector.

The internet giant said its offering will make it easier to find jobs as it gathers openings from existing recruitment agencies into one place directly from its search engine.

Positions will be ranked on relevance and quality, using spam detection software to filter out any fraudulent job postings.

Those who have a Gmail account can also choose to receive an email alert whenever a new job match comes up, or they can tap a button to keep track of an individual job post.

Google is working with a number of established players including The Guardian Jobs,, The Telegraph, CV Library and totallylegal that will take users directly to the application page.

Users can also access salary information, reviews and employer ratings.’s director of marketing Mark Rhodes said: “Early signs from our testing with Google show jobseekers arriving at via this new search experience are application-ready, with a high level of intent, so we anticipate seeing a positive impact on the quality and volume of applications we supply to our recruitment clients.”

The feature, Google’s latest move to centralise services within its popular search engine, will rival existing job vacancy aggregators such as Indeed.

Google first introduced job searches in the US last year, before embarking on a wider launch which took in countries including India and South Africa.

The company says it has seen an increase in the number of companies showing jobs in its search engine and has already connected tens of millions of people around the world to new job opportunities.


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