Online Job Search Engine SimpyHired launched its India site today, punctuated by the launch of sites for other countries like UK, Australai and Canada. The site claims to provide access to over 1.5 million jobs from job portals across these four countries. [via release]
This allows users to compare job openings across portals. Note that a few years ago, Info Edge had sent job aggregator Bixee.com a legal notice for indexing job listings from Naukri.com. Bixee was later bought by MIH India, and has since morphed into a vertical search engine. Other job search engines in India include TolMol Jobs, and Recruit.net. Web18 owned In.com also has classifieds search, but has surprisingly opted out of having a job search.
At present, SimplyHired aggregates jobs from a number of job sites – Monster, Naukri, Jobstreet, Naukrihub, Naukri2000, IndiaStudyChannel, 123oye.com, Vyoms.com, FirstSalary.com and CareerBuilder India. Some of these sites, I haven’t even heard of before. Simplyfired SimplyHired essentially lists relevant jobs by recency. I tried a 3 seaches, and scanned quite a few listings – conspicuous by their absense are BCCL owned Timesjobs.com and Consim Info’s ClickJobs.com. Are there no fresh job postings on TimesJobs or ClickJobs to speak of, or is SimplyHired not indexing their results?
The timing: perhaps this is an opportune time to launch a job search – we’ve been hearing about people being asked to leave, and at times, salaries delayed or not paid in full. Tough times for job seekers, and companies as well.