Nigeria: Google Unveils New Job Search Engine

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The Country Director for Search engine giant, Google, Juliet Ehimuan-Chiazor has unveiled a new job search experience designed to help job seekers find employment opportunities. the job search platform is expected to help 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 job search tool will be a key driver for connecting job seekers to open opportunities, helping more people to grow with Google,” she said.

The job search will give users a streamlined experience when they use their phone or computer to search Google, giving them the opportunity to explore, research and find relevant local job postings.

“This launch builds on Google’s existing commitment in Sub Saharan Africa to improve economic opportunities for job seekers and employers, demonstrated through its Grow with Google initiatives. The Digital Skills for Africa programme, Google’s commitment to train one million African youth between April 2016 and March 2017, was achieved and surpassed,” she added.

Ehimuan-Chiazor said that “as of today, job seekers in South Africa, Kenya and Nigeria would be able to use the new job search experience to help them quickly and easily find opportunities suited to them.”

The job search will use Google Maps Integration to aid users find jobs anywhere and if they are signed in, will be able to see the time it would take to commute to the job from home.

The Country Director also added that since the platform is an open ecosystem Google has invited all job sites, platforms and employers; big and small to integrate with them and make their jobs eligible to display in the new job search experience.

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