In a letter seen by Reuters, 23 job search websites in Europe are calling for an antitrust analysis into Google’s job analytic tool. The letter, which will be sent to EU Antagonism Commissioner Margarethe Vestager today, demands the EU stop the company’s its unfair practices until the it has assured a full investigation.

23 job search websites in Europe call for an antitrust analysis into Google‘s job analytic tool,  which will be sent to EU Antagonism Commissioner Margrethe Vestager today. Google‘s job search rivals demand that the aggregation will be made to stop its unfair practices until the EU has assured a full investigation.

Vestager told the Banking Times beforehand this year that EU admiral were doing “very preliminary” work on Google’s job searches as “some of those businesses that depend on the large platform, they feel that they are being unfairly treated?.?.?. [the complaints] they just keep coming in.”

It’s not yet known whether the new letter will push Vestager into ablution a full investigation, but given her track record, it wouldn’t be surprising. She led the charge on Google‘s unfair antagonism practices which resulted in massive fines: €1.49 ($1.67) billion for killing ad competition, €2.4 ($2.69) billion for unfairly advocacy its own arcade service, and €4.34 ($4.87) billion for illegally akin the use of Android.

But it would have to be sooner than later, as Vestager will be abrogation her post on October 31. However, Reuters letters that she’s advancing an “intensive” handover for her almsman — so Google isn’t out of the woods yet.

So what’s the big issue with Google’s job search?

Google launched its widget back in 2017, ahead known as ‘Google For Jobs.’ The tool presents job listings, aggregated from assorted employers, above the normal search after-effects when typing in terms such as ‘jobs near me.’ Users can also hone in their search in the tool, just like many other job search websites, by clarification and ambience up alerts for new openings.


The tool has gained a lot of traction, but the 23 rival companies argue that Google is using its ascendancy illegally by agreement it above normal results. Google owns the search engine, which the rivals argue gives the giant a leg up as it doesn’t have to make the acceptable business investments that others would have to.

Google has also pushed for job listings to be presented in a way that allows computers to easily read them. Since it’s the only way to be featured in Google’s tool, some sites have afflicted their format to follow Google’s guidelines, while others don’t have the means or carefully decide not to make it easier for the tech giant to get their data.

What’s really annoying for other job search companies is that Google will start affairs ads in its job widget — which would added cement Google’s ascendancy in the ad market and go after its rivals’ revenue.

Nick Zakrasek, senior artefact administrator for Google search, said in a account that the aggregation has already implemented a affection in Europe that gives bulge to rival companies.

This came in acknowledgment to antecedent antitrust complaints and might advance that Google might try to get ahead of the issue this time, instead of accepting hit with a fine in the billions.

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