Banking on the online job market in India, the technology giant Google today launches job search in India. According to Google, India’s online job market is showing healthy growth and by 2020, 63 percent of people are slated to access online job postings. This is also reflected in Google Search trends: in Q4 of 2017, the company says that it has seen a jump of more than 45 percent in jobs search queries compared to the previous year.
More than 50 percent of job-related queries are originating from mobile which is not surprising for India, where the majority of Internet users are getting online from their smartphones. And these mobile-based queries are up nearly 90 percent year on year.
With this development, the company is planning to connect numerous job seekers around the country on one platform. The company has collaborated with leading job service providers such as Aasaan jobs, Freshers world, Head honchos, IBM Talent Management Solutions, LinkedIn, Quezx, Quikr Jobs, Shine.com, T-Jobs, Times Jobs, and Wisdom jobs.
“Now, if the candidates search for “jobs near me,” “jobs for freshers,” or similar job-seeking queries, it’ll see in-depth results that allow the users to explore relevant job opportunities from across the web.”
The job search on Google currently has over a million listings across job types and industries from over ninety thousand employers in the country. This new job search experience will be available in English on the Search app on Android and iOS, in Google search on the desktop and mobile.
*KPMG-Google study, 2016