Google announced that the company will close Google Hire, a job site launched just two years ago.
Google launched Hire to simplify the hiring process for hires and provided a comprehensive workflow that integrated job search, interview scheduling, and feedback on job offers. Feedback could be sent to Google G Suite search, Gmail, calendar, documents, etc.
It was a small business tool that cost between $ 200 and $ 400 per month depending on the number of G Suite licensed employees.
Hire was born as a result of Google’s acquisition of Bebop in 2015. It was started by VMWare founder Diane Greene, reportedly acquiring $ 380 million. Green later became CEO of Google’s cloud division but left early in 2019.
In a customer email, Google commented:
Hire was doing well, but we had to direct people to other Google Cloud products. I would like to thank our customers for their patronage. I would also like to thank all the other people who loved Hire for their sincere support.
The good news is that it is not an instant death. You can continue to use it for the next year or so. The actual closure is September 1, 2020. However, no new features will be added.
Also, according to Google support FAQ, Google Hire will be free after the next billing.