Search giant, Google is targeting job seekers in Nigeria with a new feature that allows them search for online employment opportunities.
Google says Nigeria will join other Africa countries to benefit from a new job search feature launched to ease online job search.
According to Google,the new search experience makes it easy for job seekers in Nigeria , South Africa and Kenya to search on Google for jobs and see a streamlined experience directly from their personal computers.
”Job seekers can now find relevant local job postings, view details about postings including a job title, location or an internship at a glance”, Google says.
According to National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), out of a total active labour force of 85.08 million people in Nigeria, about 16 million people were unemployed in the third quarter of 2017.
Meanwhile, Google says the new feature gives job seekers the opportunity to search for jobs anywhere on the map. It is easier if they are signed in as it shows how long it would take to commute to the job from home.
With Google map’s integration, job seekers can save job searches, set alerts and future notification through email.
On the issue whether Google plans to compete with other job portals, the Head Policy and Government Relations West and Francophone Africa, Titilayo Akinsanmi says that Google’s aim is not to overtake job portals but to stick to the mission of being organisers of information while explaining that Google doesn’t own the content these job searches produce.
Google says there will be training for small business owners to be able to upload jobs directly.