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Google launches new AI-powered job search engine to help Americans find jobs

Google officially launched its new and improved job search engine Tuesday in an effort to both help more Americans land jobs and assist employers in attracting the right candidates.

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The tool, called Google for Jobs, is powered by machine learning and aims to find and organize job opportunities from a variety of sources, including LinkedIn, Monster, WayUp, DirectEmployers, CareerBuilder, Glassdoor and Facebook, the company announced in a news release.

Google will also include job listings it scans and finds on a company’s homepage.

The new tool is now available in English on desktop and mobile.

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Here’s how it works:

1. Search for things like “jobs near me,” “part-time jobs,” “nursing jobs” or any similar job-seeking queries.

2. The search results will show you a nifty new widget filled with job listings (along with their Glassdoor, Indeed ratings) that you can further refine by location, industry, full- or part-time, commute time and more. 

3. You can also sign up for notifications to be alerted when a new job that fits your personalized filters is posted.

4. When you find a job you want to apply for, Google will direct you to the job site to start the application process.

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Google also released an open documentation for employers and job providers to help them make their job postings “findable” with Google Search.

In the future, according to a product manager Nick Zakrasek, Google plans to continue adding additional filters and information.

“Whether you’re a young adult looking for your first job, a veteran hoping to leverage your leadership experience in civilian life, or a parent looking for a job with better pay to support a growing family, we hope this new experience on Google will help make the job search simpler and more effective,” Zakrasek said.

Read the full Google news release.

The top 5 U.S. cities for job seekers, according to Indeed.com. Video produced by Wibbitz/Fiza Pirani

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