Google’s next big feature is to scrape LinkedIn

Google launched a new search engine for jobs on Monday. The search engine giant is building the new job search engine right into Google.com, enabling its users to search for any job they want. The new search engine on Google utilizes machine learning to find the perfect job listings for a search query. In order to give you a dense set of search results, Google is actually pulling data from some of the world’s biggest job boards.

That, of course, includes LinkedIn — which was acquired by Microsoft last year for a staggering $26.2 billion. Google’s Nick Zakrasek told TechCrunch in an interview that “finding a job is like dating” in which users have a set of different needs and preferences. Google’s job search engine, therefore, will give users access to their nearest job listings instantly, and the search engine is also offering a range of different filters that utilize machine learning algorithms to offer a better set of search results. The process also has to automatically remove duplicate listings that are found on LinkedIn and other job boards including the likes of Facebook, Monster, and Glassdoor.

Zakrasek made it clear that the search engine giant has no interest in competing with job boards liked LinkedIn. “We hope this will act as an incentive for sites to share all the pertinent details in their listings for job seekers,” said Zakrasek. The company’s job search engine includes links to the actual source of a job listing on search results where users can find more information regarding a job — just like the regular search results that show up on Google.

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