Google today puts an end to hassle encountered by Nigerian job seekers searching online for job opportunities as it introduced a new job experience. This initiative would help job seekers find employment opportunities fast with a few clicks, in a simple scenario how this work, someone uses their phone or computer to search on Google for a job, they will see a streamlined experience letting them explore, research and find relevant, local job postings.
Google Country Director, Juliet Ehimuan Chiazor said at the launching event in Nigeria,
Finding employment is still very difficult for many people. This new job Search experience will help the millions of Nigerians searching for new opportunities. We believe that the web allows anyone, anywhere, of any age, to grow their business, learn the skills they need to get a job, to grow in their career, become an entrepreneur or developer. This new jobs Search tool will be a key driver for connecting job seekers to open opportunities, helping more people to Grow with Google.
A such step as this from Google will build Google’s commitment in African Countries also to help enhance a swift process of finding jobs online which will be beneficial to both employers and the employee respectively. Google commitment to Africans didn’t start today, between April 2016 and March 2017, Google practically trained 1 million African youths on various digital skills. Then on July last year Google also trained 10 million youths as well as 100,000 developers in its course across the Africa region.
This feature has been launched and users in the Africa zone are beginning to enjoy it as they are able to use the new job search experience to help them quickly and easily find opportunities suited to them, through an immersive experience that lets them explore jobs from across the web and refine their search to meet their specific needs, and you can imply push a “get alerts” button to get email notifications when new jobs matching your search appear. Users will able to view at-a-glance details about the posting, such as job title, location, whether it’s full-time, part-time or an internship, as well as detailed information should a job be of interest. Using Google Maps integration, job seekers can search for jobs any place they can find on the map, and if they’re signed in, they can even see how long it would take to commute to the job from home.
Currently, Google is calling on all job sites, platforms and employers (big and small) to collaborate with this initiative to display their job opportunities on the new jobs search experience. With Google’s newly released open documentation, any jobs provider is able to integrate its content through open structured schema.org web markup standards Google supports.
To maximally utilize this feature and make it more impactful, Google is working with a broad and growing cross-section of partners, such as the Federal Government, Jobberman, NGCareers, MyJobMag including other platforms in Nigeria. These collaborations ensure Google is able to present job postings content accurately, as soon as it is posted, to exactly the people that will find it most relevant.
Ehimuan Chiazor concluded by saying,
The launch of this new jobs Search experience is part of our broader commitment to improve economic opportunities for job seekers and employers through Google technologies in partnership with the broader employment industry. Google is committed to providing useful, accurate and relevant information based on your search queries and helping you connect to your next job. In this way we hope to make a contribution towards matching job seekers with jobs and taking steps to tackle the skills gap.
Senior Special Assistant to the President on Job Creation & Youth Employment, Afolabi Imoukhuede which was also present at the launch said that:
The Federal Government of Nigeria under the leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari has prioritised Job Creation for the teeming unemployed and underemployed youths as contained in the Job Creation Strategy section of the Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP). It is therefore our pleasure to endorse and partner Google on this job Search experience launch that seeks to connect job seekers to jobs.
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