Exclusive: Google to to search for jobs draws antitrust complaints from competitors

BRUSSELS/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Google’s fast-growing tool in the search for opportunities to be a blessing to the employers and the job boards are hungry for the candidates, but a variety of competing job-finding services, camps, and anti-competitive behaviour, and has led to the rise and the cost to the user, and the profit margin.

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In a letter sent to the European Union, the eu commissioner for competition Margrethe Vestager on Tuesday and seen by Reuters, 23 are in job search sites in Europe and called on her, temporarily, in order to make it needs to stop being dishonest while they are investigating.

Similar to the world market leader, Indeed, and other services known to job-seekers-in search tool for links of posts were merged from a lot of companies. It allows applicants to filter, save, and get alerts about openings, but they will have to go elsewhere to apply.

Alphabet, Inc. ‘ s (GOOGL.D) Google places is a great theme for the 2-year-old tool at the top of results for searches such as “call center “jobs” in most of the world.

Some of the competitors claim that the positioning is illegal, because Google is using its dominant position to attract visitors to a specialized look, without the traditional marketing and the investments that they have to do.

The other factor, technology companies, say Google, has been restored to industry, innovation and competitiveness.

The tensions have exposed a new front in the battle between Google and online publishers rely on search traffic, like the US and the EU anti-trust regulators in eight calls is to take a look at tech giants such as Google and others. Google is so far over the last few years, it has weathered similar accusations made by the companies in the business and travel for the search.

Vestager, who has researched the job on the search, leaves office Dec. 31. But a person familiar with the review told Reuters that the Vestager, the preparation of an “intensive” delivery, so that her successor does not have to be dropped. Her office declined to comment on the transfer.

The lack of action to spur Wednesday’s signatories, including the Uk site for the Best Jobs in the Online and German peers, Intermediaries, and job directory, and to follow up with a formal complaint against Google to the Vestager, a person familiar with the matter said.

The berlin-based StepStone GmbH, which is active in about 30 job sites throughout the world, and a German search service, though it is noted that the step of the other person is saying.

The Federal Trade Commission and the u.s. Department of Justice, which is the study of the competition online in the United States of america, declined to comment on whether it is investigating Google for the job search.

Managers will be universally expected that Google will sell ads in the jobs tool, which is a characteristic of the services, enabling the world’s largest seller of online ads to check for billions of dollars in revenue from the rivals.

Google’s long been frustrated with other search engines is to fill it with the results, because they can add a step at the users’ quest for quick information, and pose a threat to the advertising realm.

Nick Zakrasek, senior product manager for Google search, said that the company welcomed the industry’s feedback about how to search for jobs. Google said in its range of addresses of previous anti-trust problems in the allow of a rival search services, and has a function in Europe, designed to rival fame.

“Any service provider, of the individual employers at a job platforms, you can use this function to search for it, and many of them have seen a significant increase in the number of applications they receive,” Zakrasek said in a statement. “By helping to improve the search experience for the jobs, we will be able to get more traffic to web sites in the web and support a healthy look for a job in an ecosystem.”


Google provides jobs to only the sites that you need to follow the guidelines, which require posts to be structured in such a way that computers can readily interpret. Many of the leading players followed.

For example, the Weston, Mass. – based Monster Worldwide, Inc., has pleaded to the customers by the means of the training course materials is to make a list of the salary ranges, and job site addresses, in posts, in the hope that, with Google’s guidelines for these items, there will be more clicks.

The Monster had lost users in the last five years because of a bad website layout, with a low position in the regular Google search results, its Chief Executive, Scott Gutz said. The new tool also gave a Sample to a pad, back up to the top.

“There has been a leveling of the playing field,” Gutz said.

The Google widget, and drew over 120 million user-in-June-in the United States alone, approximately double that in August 2017, according to research firm Jumpshot that will receive the browsing information from the anti-virus apps.

Holmdel, New Jersey-based iCIMS Inc., which was active in the order of the sites for about 4,000 employers, has said that Google’s tool is the third-largest referrer of visitors to the clients’ pages, and the applicants are three times more likely to be accepted than a competitor’s tools, it said.

“What we have now with Google’s entry is a better match of applicants to job openings,” said Susan Vitale, chief marketing officer, iCIMS.

Frustrated by competitors, such as Zippia, a San Mateo, California, a job search startup, specializing in career information. CEO Henry Shao said the search jobs tool to “push down” Zippia in the search results, making it more difficult to attract a user, unless it is invested in following the Google guidelines.

Zippia lack the resources they need to pursue a formal complaint, but would have to have the support of the researchers of the name, Shao said.

The larger of them are StepStone, a unit of the company, and for a long period of time Google-critic, Axel Springer (SPRGn.DE) which is based on Google’s guidelines to make the most of the jobs on the websites. Among the concerns expressed was that the participants in the presentation of the data, which can help Google to bypass it completely.

Of the 23 companies are pushing Vestager of those concerns, and said that Google is including all the terms and links to competing services are high on the Eu’s jobs, the widget was not enough to ensure “equal treatment”.

Austin, Texas-based Indeed, that it is not formatted for the web site in order to participate in Google’s tool, declined to comment.

In fact, it is the traffic from Google has dipped to 5% from 2016, according to the Jumpshot. It is offset by the boost from the publicity, and to push for new paid-for offerings, to the influence of the rate of earnings growth, the former employees said.

Owner, Recruit Holdings Co Ltd (6098.(T), predicts that the sale of her dominated the segment will grow by 35% during the year ending on 31 March 2020, compared to 50% of the previous year, while the adjusted profit margin will be flat.

Eric Liaw, a general partner has invested in the workshop for tech start-ups in Silicon Valley’s Institutional Venture ners, said that Google has to be careful about how much air it is sucking it from the room of the scrutiny they are under.”

Reporting by Foo Yun Chee in Brussels and Paresh Dave, San Francisco; Additional reporting by Douglas Busvine in Frankfurt; Editing by Lisa Shumaker

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