The labor market is in permanent change, namely its infrastructure. An important shift had taken place when job aggregators started emerging and they eventually morphed the way we look for jobs on the Internet.
In a nutshell, an aggregator is a website that collects data from other websites in order to classify data and centralize information for the customer’s perusal. Imagine you have three huge job boards in your country and a few recruiting agencies that have their job listings publicly available, well, your local aggregator must have collected that information long ago.
Now, come to think of it, why would you even consider launching an aggregator, besides, how is that even profitable? How is that even fair? Why is this even a thing?
Basically, websites like Jooble.org and Monster.com have created services that are time-saving to the customer. Visitors don’t normally have to worry that they could miss out on other offers, whilst surfing only one source.
What is crucial though is taking niche job boards into account. These don’t normally collaborate with aggregations and keep their job listings private. This should give you a hint about the fact that there is, of course, no job search engine that contains all the jobs in your country.
What has changed is the fact that aggregations have become a middle-man of some sort, an intermediary between the user and the job board. One thing is certain in the entire Job Board / Aggregation scheme is that although the latter have taken over a large amount of traffic in the last five years or so, this giant is not as dangerous as we might expect, because it can’t exist without the former.