Google to launch built-in job search, free WiFi stations for Filipinos


Posted at Feb 14 2019 06:57 AM

MANILA – Google Philippines on Wednesday introduced a built-in job search feature which aims to make finding opportunities easier by collating lists from different platforms and websites across the internet.

“Jobs on Google Search” brings together listings from across the web, the Philippine unit of the global tech firm said during its Google for Philippines event held Wednesday.

It will feature listing from the Department of Labor and Employment, Civil Service Commission, Kalibrr, Jobayan and Jobs Cloud, the company said.

It also has “smart filters” such as job type, location, posting date and company type giving jobseekers customized results.

“This experience will be unique because we surface diverse job postings from hundreds of websites,” said Google Asia-Pacific Product Partnerships manager Stacie Chan.

“We’ve already helped connect over 100 million people in many countries to job listings, and we’re really excited about the impact it will bring to Filipinos,” she said.

Over half a million job listings await Filipinos once it becomes available in the next few weeks, Google Philippines said.

The new feature will be available for desktop and mobile and for both Android and iOS devices.

Google Philippines also partnered with Smart to launch Google Station, a platform that will provide free and high quality WiFi hotspots in areas with heavy traffic such as airports, markets, malls and bus stations.

Google Stations will be available in more than 50 locations including airports in Manila, Clark and Davao and in LRT 2 and MRT 3 stations by the end of the month, the company said.

“Access to information plays a great role in the everyday lives of people. It creates opportunities for individuals and businesses to learn and grow and that is why we want to bring high quality internet to more Filipinos across the country and create positive impact on their lives," said global director for Next Billion Users Partnership Mahesh Bhalerao.

Google Go was also introduced on Wednesday, developed for first time internet users, said Google Group Product manager for Search Simon Tokumine.

It has an easy to use first time user interface and is light on storage data at only 5 MB for download, Google said.