Google for Jobs now live in Zimbabwe

09 Aug 2018

Google for Jobs has gone live in Zimbabwe, enabling job seekers in the country find employment opportunities through the search engine.

For the new global product, Google partners with local job sites which feed the search engine’s list of open positions. When clicking on a listing, candidates are taken to the partner site, where they can then apply. on.

Google has partnered with regional recruitment site CV People Africa to provide search results for users in Zimbabwe. The site’s content is inadequate, however, and Google will need to build more local partnerships with sites like classifieds.co.zw if it truly wants to serve local job-seekers. 

The new product was launched quietly, amid political tensions in Zimbabwe, without the fanfare that accompanied its launch in Nigeria, Kenya, and South Africa in March.  

According to the search engine giant, Google for Jobs is part of its existing commitment to Sub-Saharan Africa, through its Grow with Google initiatives, to improve economic opportunities for job-seekers and employers.

In February, the AIM Group reported that Google Search for Jobs, which had previously only been available to U.S. users, had been rolled out in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, and Mexico.

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Adegoke Seun

Adegoke Seun Oyeniyi is a business intelligence and media consultant specialized in helping foreign companies understand or penetrate African markets. He is also an award-winning business writer with Ashoka Scholar and 2016 Media Prize to his credit. He is the AIMGroup West Africa analyst covering major markets like Nigeria, Senegal and Ghana.