Google Adds Jobs Section to Search Engine, Including Employer Ratings

Google has powered up its search engine to show detailed information about vacant job positions, so that those hunting for employment will be able to see what's on offer from sources drawn from across the web.

Earlier this year at Google I/O, the search giant announced a new initiative named Google for Jobs. Expect more improvements in the coming months as Google and these companies continue to work on the database and documentation.

Google wants to help you find your flawless job. Google will also include job listings its finds on a company's homepage.

Available in English on the desktop and mobile devices, seekers can type in a niche keyword and relevant search results will be delivered.

'One major part of this effort is launching an improved experience for job seekers on Google Search.

These results will get prominent placement in Search results, Google says, complete with "your logo, reviews, ratings, and job details". The Alphabet Inc. unit is introducing a new job search feature, a move that could keep visitors on its own website for longer, rather than sending them to other recruiting sites.

Google also shared some very interesting stats on what kind of work people are searching for. This makes the various filters easier to access, and you can refine your search.

Once a person has selected a job, Google will redirect the user to the actual site where the user can apply for the job. "We want the players in the ecosystem to be more successful".

However, Google isn't trying to directly compete with these third-party job boards, as it is impossible to post a job directly to Google for Jobs.

To assist new jobs in getting listed, Google is also releasing information on how to make job openings discoverable with the new feature. In this case, Google has partnered with several organizations from across the jobs industry, including LinkedIn, Monster, WayUp, DirectEmployers, CareerBuilder, Glassdoor, and Facebook.

Google for Jobs is now available in the U.S. on desktop and mobile search.

  • Latoya Cobb