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news shutterstockBusinessLive reports that according to Google’s director for SA, Luke McKend, the technology giant’s new jobs aggregation platform, which launched in SA last week, will not compete directly with local employment websites.  

Google launched a jobs search tool in SA, Kenya and Nigeria last week aimed at making job hunting faster and easier.  The platform is shown to users when they search for jobs on Google’s search engine.  "It’s a feature within Google search that’s designed to bring job seekers and employers closer together.  We’re not intending to compete.  It’s more about sending qualified traffic back to the place where that job was sourced.  Fortunately, this space is big enough for everybody to have their niche," McKend said.  The tool, which aggregates job posts from sites such as Job Mail and Careers24, as well as directly from companies and recruiters, lets users search by job location, among other filters.  Google does not collect job seekers’ applications, but rather links the prospective employees with companies.  McKend said job seekers were increasingly using the internet to find work.  Digital head-hunting platform, which vets job seekers to make the process more "efficient", said last week that "traditional recruiting is dead" in SA.

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