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Adzuna Wins Contract for Universal Jobmatch service

Adzuna is delighted to announce it has been awarded the contract to replace the UK government’s job search platform, Universal Jobmatch.

Helping to Get Britain Working

Following a competitive procurement process, the company will be providing the new service from Q2 2018.  As one of the largest online government services, Universal Jobmatch connects millions of jobseekers with thousands of employers online and through job centres around the UK.

The service will offer a fast, simple experience and powerful search using Adzuna’s technology, matching jobseekers to employers’ available roles quickly and effectively. The new service will be rolled out across the country this summer.

A Simpler, More Modern Way of Jobseeking

The tool will continue to provide jobseekers with the ability to search for work 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Jobseekers will be able to create an account to which they can upload CVs, create relevant email alerts and view their previous account activity. Changes to the user registration process will see a simpler, more modern way of accessing and managing job seeker accounts. The free job posting process for employers will also be streamlined.

This isn’t the first time Adzuna has provided assistance to the government: As well as a thriving data partnership with the Office for National Statistics, Adzuna data also contributes to the Number 10 Dashboard, used by senior officials to keep track of economic growth.

The Minister for Employment, Alok Sharma said:
“I want those looking for work around the country to have the very best opportunity to find work that suits their needs. Our free Universal Jobmatch service offers one of the largest job search functions out there – and with a near record number of vacancies, there are plenty to choose from. By joining forces with Adzuna we’ll make the platform even better for both jobseekers and employers.”

Doug Monro, co-founder of Adzuna, commented:

“We are thrilled that the Department for Work and Pensions has chosen our solution to provide a modern job board for the large numbers of jobseekers and employers who use the service every day. Throughout the procurement process, we have been impressed by the DWP’s agile approach to change and openness to adopt new technology. What better way to build on our own private sector success to date than by working with government to help jobseekers across Britain find better, more fulfilling jobs.”