Google has announced that it is launching a brand new job search engine in the United States. The engine will have all the features of a typical offering in the niche and will allow users to hunt for jobs ranging from entry level positions to senior, executive level gigs. And since it is Google we are talking about here, you can expect the search engine to utilize a fair bit of machine learning and AI smarts.

The search engine will be called Google For Jobs, no surprises there, and was unveiled earlier today at the I/O conference. While unveiling the service, CEO Sundar Pichai said:

46% of U.S. employers say they face talent shortages and have issues filling open job positions. While job seekers may be looking for openings right next door – there’s a big disconnect here…We want to better connect employers and job seekers through a new initiative, Google for Jobs.

He added:

I’m personally enthusiastic for this initiative because it addresses an important need and taps our core capabilities as a company from searching and organizing information to A.I. and machine learning.

Okay, so there isn’t exactly going to be another LinkedIn or something. Rather, the good, old regular Google will start recognizing when users from the US are typing job search queries into the box. And in case you are wondering where the jobs will come from, well, the tech behemoth is partnering up with the likes of LinkedIn, Facebook, Careerbuilder Monster, Glassdoor and others to power its search.

The engine will also allow you to sort through jobs on the basis of things like location, title, type, date posted, full or part-time and so on. You can also chose to consider if the job will require you to commute for longer than you would like to.

The engine is supposed to come with a one-click apply feature. Google refused to elaborate, but a one click apply feature would mean that Google would be required to maintain at least some sort of data regarding each of its users. How is that going to work? Gmail? Google+? LinkedIn? Or something entirely different? Only time will tell.

The feature is rolling out to the US in the coming weeks. However, Google plans to roll the feature out to other companies as well.

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