Google has bet on jobs being big business again – after it invested more in US jobsite Glassdoor.com.
The company said it had raised $40m from investors including T Rowe Price Associates, Battery Ventures, Sutter Hill, Tiger Global and Google.
The site, which provides details to would-be job hunters including salaries, benefits and even interview questions, said it currently has 30m monthly unique users, with data on 540,000 companies in 190 countries.
In the UK, it has 2.5m visits each month, up 50 per cent in the last year.
“We believe that Glassdoor is fundamentally changing the way job seekers search for jobs and companies recruit talent," said Henry Ellenbogen, portfolio manager of T. Rowe Price New Horizons Fund.