April 29, 2021
Google Hire shutdown

Google will Shut Down its LinkedIn Competitor, Hire, in 2020

Google will kill off its answer to LinkedIn, a desktop job application service called Hire, in 2020, only two years after its launch…

While Google is known for introducing some of the most creative and state-of-the-art tech, it’s list of abandoned projects gets longer and longer.

Just in the past few months, the search engine has shuttered Google+, as well as Inbox, along with Allo and its Jump VP platform. Now, Hire, a service the company introduced two years ago, is destined for the same fate.

Google Shutting Down Hire in 2020, Its Job Application Service

Google released the service to serve small and medium-sized businesses. Hire was built to make the talent acquisition process easier. Although Google states it’s been a success, Hire certainly has not attained the level of use desired. The fact Google isn’t shutting down right away strong suggests it has gained a dedicated user base.

Here’s what Google wrote about it on a support page:

“We’ve made the difficult decision to sunset Hire by Google on September 1, 2020. 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.”

William Boleys

Will is an experienced freelance writer who covers a wide range of topics, including apps, social media, and search.

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