Google Hire, a G Suite tool which is built for recruiters of small and midsized companies, will be shutting down on September 1st, 2020. The tool was only launched 2 years ago. Google didn’t provide a specific reason for shutting down the tool, but it did say that it’s “focusing resources on other products in the Google Cloud portfolio.”
The tool is the latest in the line of several Google products that have shut down recently, joining social network Google+, chat app Allo, and email app Inbox. While it’s good that Google is trying to hone its product offerings, but it’s getting hard to trust that new Google services will stick around for more than a couple of years.
When Google launched Hire in 2017, it also launched Google for Jobs, which filters third-party job listings based on search criteria you set. However, Google for Jobs faced many antitrust complaints in the EU while the Google Hire is being shut down.
Google also stated that it will no longer be adding new features to Hire, but existing users can keep using the tool until their contract runs out or on September 1st, 2020, whichever comes first. Google also said it will stop charging users for the service after their next bill.