Google has announced that its Google Custom Search technology is now powering the National Resource Directory (NRD) search engine launched today for job seekers in the U.S.
In a blog post, Christina Chen, Product Manager, Custom Search Team notes "Earlier today, President Obama spoke about the importance of helping returning military veterans find work. Thousands of businesses have committed to hiring military veterans and families and as part of this nationwide effort, starting today, job seekers can visit the National Resource Directory (NRD) to search more than 500,000 job openings from employers around the country."
Chen notes "This custom search engine uses the power and scale of Google search to constantly crawl the web, looking for http://schema.org/JobPostinghttp://schema.org/JobPosting from Schema.org on sites like simplyhired.com to identify veteran-committed job openings."
Adding, Chen said, "An employer can easily add a job posting to NRD simply by adding that markup to their own web page. As pages are updated or removed from the web, they're automatically updated and removed from the system, keeping the available job postings on NRD fresh and up to date."
"Employer, you can find more information on how to participate on nationalresourcedirectory.gov. In addition, organizations such as local veterans' groups can help people find jobs by adding a veteran-committed jobs search box to their websites," added Chen.