One of the biggest infrastructural gaps in the Indian ecosystem remains the job crisis, and the disruption created by gig economy and part-time jobs in tech startups. Recognising the opportunity to innovate and change the status quo, Google has announced a revamped Google Jobs platform today at the Google For India event today (September 19).
Google Jobs continues the job search feature that Google had introduced in India recently. Google Jobs will help users find jobs based on their needs and interests. Jobs will also recommend openings and vacancies to users, through machine learning algorithms.
Google Jobs can be accessed through the revamped Google Pay app, where the new Spot codes functionality will not only help users buy products through retail stores, but also apply for jobs at partner businesses.
Google Jobs will recommend openings to users as well as the relevant training content through videos and articles. The platform lets users view and apply for jobs, schedule interviews and track applications. Google Jobs is launching with 25 early partners, starting with Delhi NCR, followed by a pan-India launch later this year.
These partners include the likes of Healthkart, Dunzo, Zomato, Swiggy, Delhivery, Zivame, 24Seven, FabHotels and others.
Google has tied up with the National Skills Development Corporation and Skill India to bring these job-centric Spot codes to offline locations as well as NSDC centres. For example, those visiting any outlet run by a Google Pay business partner can scan the Spot code to view openings and apply instantly.
Job uses machine learning to recommend jobs and training content to help users prepare for interviews and learn new skills. The platform also makes it easy for them to apply, schedule interviews and engage directly with potential employers.
Users need to answer a few questions about their goals and objectives as well as job interests so that a profile is built, which can be updated from time to time and shared with others.
Google Jobs will also match job seekers with prospective employers and will regularly recommend up to 20 jobs on the home feed.