Goodbye google hire: google ends its service for jobseekers
After only two years, Google has decided to close down its site for job seekers called Google Hire.
The site was intended to make the recruitment process simpler for jobseekers and employers. Launched in 2017, it was integrated into the G Suite so other Google services, including Google Calendar and Google Docs, could be used to, for example, schedule meetings, book appointment rooms and share candidate feedback.
Nonetheless, in just a couple of short years, Google has made the ‘difficult decision’ to focus on its other products and close down Google Hire.
On an FAQ page for its users, Google states:
While Hire has been successful, we’re focusing our resources on other products in the Google Cloud portfolio. We are deeply grateful to our customers, as well as the champions and advocates who have joined and supported us along the way.
However, Google Hire users aren’t out in the cold just yet. They will still be able to make use of the service for another year before it is finally be withdrawn from the G Suite at the beginning of September 2020. Also, as there will now be no additional features introduced to the Hire platform, subscribers will not have to pay to use the service following their next subscription payment.
For users whose subscription expires before the September end date, their subscription and thus access to Google Hire will be extended to September 1, 2020, at no cost. (Other G Suite subscriptions will not be impacted by these changes.)
Several services have been shut down by Google in the past few months. The shutting down of Google Hire follows the closure of the social platform Google +, Gmail Inbox and Hangouts, Google’s instant messaging service (although Hangouts will still be accessible until the beginning of 2020).