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Google Unveils New Search Engine For Job Seekers

Search engine giant, Google, on Thursday unveiled a new job search experience designed to help job seekers find employment opportunities.

Unveiling the feature in Lagos, Google’s Country Director, Juliet Ehimuan-Chiazor, said the new job search would help millions of Nigerians in 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.

“For the first time, when 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.

“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.

“In July 2017 this programme was extended to see 10 million youth trained by 2022 as well as 100 000 developers trained across the region, these are in bid to get the youth employed,’’ she said.

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.’’

She said that it would be through an immersive experience that would let them explore jobs from across the web and refine their search to meet their specific needs.

“Google is committed to providing useful, accurate and relevant information based on your search queries and helping you connect to your next job.”

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