Adzuna’s contract for government jobs service valued at £5.8m

Written by Sam Trendall on 15 May 2018 in News
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Outsourced deal to replace Universal Jobmatch worth almost £3m a year, award notice reveals

The two-year contract to provide the technology behind the government’s new job-search service was worth £5.8m, newly published documents reveal.

The contract was won in March by jobs search engine Adzuna, which beat off competition from website Monster and software firm Hireserve. Adzuna’s search technology will now provide the engine for the government’s ‘Find a job’ service, which has been built to replace the Department for Work and Pension’s Universal Jobmatch website.

The deal, which was awarded by the DWP and runs from 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2020, will be worth £5.8m to the technology firm. 

The new service allows citizens to create an account, which they can then use to upload a CV, apply for jobs, and keep a record of searches and applications. It can also be used “to discuss your work-search activity if you’re claiming Universal Credit or Jobseeker’s Allowance”, the site indicates.

Universal Jobmatch – which will remain live until 17 June – currently has a roster of about 130,000 jobs across the UK.

 

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