Google: Job search feature launched today for Arab world


Published: 2018-09-18 12:37

Last Updated: 2018-09-18 15:36

Google: Job search feature launched today for Arab world
Google: Job search feature launched today for Arab world

Arab jobseekers can now use Google search to look for job listings worldwide, Google announced last week.
Job-hunters in 15 Arab countries can simply enter a keyword for the job position they’re looking for and their preferred location, and they’ll be provided with more details about the vacancy, including the salary, and will even be able to read reviews about that specific employer.
Eleven regional job portals have partnered with Google from across the Arab world for this project, and the door is open for more companies to join the list.
So far, Akhtaboot, Bayt, Forasna, WUZZUF, Novojob, Emploitic, Rekrute, Wzayef, Jobzella, GulfTalent and Laimoon have joined databases.
“Job searching is a repetitive process that may take an individual a few weeks or months, enhancing the convenience of such a process will definitely have a very positive impact,” said Shadi Shaaban, co-founder at
Google’s Regional Head of Marketing in the Middle East and North Africa, Tarek Abdalla, said that Google’s mission is to connect people with job opportunities which match their interests and skills, and to organise the world’s information to make it accessible to all.
“This new feature on Google Search builds on the great work being done by regional job portals in connecting people with the right career opportunities through aggregating all the opportunities available across several portals, allowing job seekers to better connect with the breadth of opportunities available on the web,” Abdalla said.