Published: Thu, May 18, 2017
Sci-tech | By Carrie Guzman

Google search is a powerful job hunting tool thanks to AI

Google CEO Sundar Pichai gave a brief preview of the job search engine, called "Google for Jobs", at Google's developer conference I/O this afternoon. According to stats that Mr. Pichai quoted, 46% of United States employers are struggling with filling up vacant job spots, and Google chose to use the thing it does best - search and machine learning - in order to lend a helping hand to the job market. Pichai talked about why the company felt the need for Google Jobs as nearly half of USA employers were having issues filling open positions while job seekers weren't even aware about a job opening. "And as before, it is forcing us to reimagine our products for a world that allows a more natural, seamless way of interacting with technology", wrote Pichai in a blog post.

Google announced today it's launching a jobs search engine in the U.S. The service will focus on all types of jobs - from entry-level and service industry positions to high-end professional jobs. At the same time, it's a new way for Google to make money by indexing their information, while also providing those same outside companies with a new source of job-seekers to peruse their listings.

In a few weeks, Google will begin to recognize when U.S. users are typing job search queries into Google Search, and will then highlight jobs that match the query.

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Google is getting into the job listing business. That made it all the more surprising that LinkedIn and Monster worked with Google on the tool. However, Google is not necessarily taking on traditional job search service providers with this launch - instead, it's partnering with them.

Like any good matchmaker, Google is working hard to help you find the one.

Partnering with LinkedIn, Monster, Glassdoor and Facebook, the new feature will debut in the United States in the coming weeks. "If you have crawled down on a friend's apartment floor to see a long, complicated Wi-Fi password on the back of a router, your phone can now recognize the password, see that you're trying to log into a Wi-Fi network and automatically log you in".

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