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Jobfeed hits the billion!

Amsterdam, 05/27/2019

Textkernel’s Big Data tool has sourced one billion online job postings

Jobfeed, Textkernel’s searchable job database, has reached its billionth online job posting. For the development team, the billion mark is like a small anniversary. For us, it’s a reason to take a closer look at this incredible number of online job postings.

Over 200,000 postings a day

Since October 2006, Jobfeed is searching the internet daily for new postings, categorizing them and generating an easily searchable database. Starting in the Netherlands, it covers ten national job markets today. You are struggling to imagine one billion job postings? Let’s do the maths: since 2006, Jobfeed has found an average of 217,533 postings per day and 9,063 job postings per hour. Let’s see some of the facts this data reveals!

Need more insights? Download our complete infographic here!

Covering the massive US job market

The clear dominance of the American job market in the Jobfeed data is striking. Almost half of the online job postings come from the USA. And Jobfeed was only launched there in 2016. The American job market publishes significantly more online job ads than the individual European markets.

Language barriers

Of course, most countries post jobs in their national languages. But what about foreign languages? The Netherlands is at the top with almost 5% English-language job advertisements, followed by Germany with 3.8%. France remains at home in terms of language. French recruiters post almost all job advertisements en français. Also, French is the most prominent second language in the English speaking job markets.

Part-time paradise

Dutch employers seem to be much more looking for employees who work part-time. Almost 20% of all online job advertisements request less than 32 hours per week. France is second with 12.2%, all other countries stay below the 10% barrier.

Learn more about Jobfeed!

Jobfeed automatically searches the Internet for new job postings every day. It filters out duplicates and automatically classifies jobs according to criteria such as profession, required qualifications, location and company name. The data can then be enriched, for example with job synonyms, sector information and company data. Today, Jobfeed covers ten national markets with more than 13 years of search history. The user-friendly Jobfeed portal makes it easy to search jobs, produce analyses, identify sales leads and set up job alerts.

You can download the infographic here:


State of the UK Labour Market – Q1 2019

Amsterdam, 04/23/2019

Textkernel’s recent Q1 2019 analysis of the UK Job market revealed 2,399,144 unique jobs posted on non-government sites.

The data used for this report comes from Jobfeed, Textkernel’s searchable job database for lead generation, competitive insights and labour market analysis.

Key highlights of the report include:

  • There were almost 1% fewer jobs posted online in Q1 2019 when compared with Q1 2018
  • Administration and Customer Service experienced the largest movement, dropping by 1,23%
  • Customer Service Agent has taken the top profession spot over Nurse, despite a notable decline in the Administration and Customer Service category
  • Large retail store chains including Tesco PLC, Boots and Co-op are in the top 5 direct employers by number of online postings
  • The NHS is the largest posting organisation in the UK, with over 55,000 jobs posted in Q1 2019

You can learn more about the state of the UK Labour Market in Q1 2019 by reviewing our infographic below, and downloading the full report.

The full report contains even more insight and can be downloaded here.

This report looks at vacancies posted on commercial, independent job sites; Governmental vacancy websites are not included in this analysis. Franchise jobs, side jobs, internships, volunteer work, freelance positions and apprenticeships are excluded from the analysis.


Grow your business with the latest in labor market intelligence

Amsterdam, 02/19/2019

Do more with more – find needles in the haystack

With millions of vacancies posted online every month (and many are just duplicates) finding new leads can feel like trying to find the needle in the haystack. This is where smart technology can help you out! We’ve recently updated Jobfeed – the big data tool for lead generation, competitive insights and labor market intelligence – with new features that help you find the needle(s) faster.

Search everywhere from one single location

Jobfeed aggregates job postings from around the internet and compiles them into one, easily searchable database. This data is classified and thanks to our detailed and up-to-date knowledge of the job market, the data is then enriched with relevant information, including synonyms and related terms. So discovering new, actionable leads is faster and easier than ever.

New: Know what customers and prospects are doing – as they do it

You can now easily follow the posting behaviour of customers and prospects by uploading entire lists directly into Jobfeed and applying a custom label. By setting up an email alert for your labels, you’ll automatically receive insights into their posting behaviour directly in your inbox as often as you want.

New in Jobfeed UK: Search by industry

Now you can gather key industry insight no matter your what niche is. Let’s says you want to find jobs posted by employers in specific industries such as Healthcare or IT. The new industry filter allows you to dive deep into the data. These filters can also be used in Jobfeed Analytics to gather insights in the number of jobs per industry; or in Excel reports where you can split tabs of data by industry to quickly shift through the data.

The industry filter is currently available in Jobfeed Netherlands, Germany, France and the United Kingdom.

Spot hard-to-fill vacancies for your time to shine

Job postings still active after a couple of weeks are most likely hard to fill – and the perfect opportunity for you to jump in! Jobfeed can re-notify you when jobs are still active after x weeks and send those directly to your inbox. The only thing for you left to do is close the deal. Another way Jobfeed filters help you get in touch with prospects is by refining your view to only show ads that have contact information. This way there’s no further investigation needed, you can immediately get in touch with the poster and win new business.


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