Google says it will close Google Hire, G Suite tool were built for recruiters at small and medium-sized companies, on September 1, 2020, despite the launch just two years ago. Google has not given any specific reason why the tool is closed except that it "concentrates our resources on other products in the Google Cloud portfolio".
Hire is the newest of various Google products that have recently been closed and that have joined social network Google+, chat app Allo and email app Inbox in the Google graveyard. It is good that Google is trying to sharpen its product offering, but it is becoming difficult to trust that new Google services will last longer than a few years.
In 2017, when Google Hire launched, it also launched Google for Jobs, which filters third-party vacancies based on search criteria set by you, identifying major ambitions to help users find jobs. Two years later, those ambitions can be blocked because Google for Jobs in the EU faces antitrust complaints and the lease is terminated.
Google says it is no longer adding new features to Hire, but existing users can continue to use the tool until their contract expires or on September 1, 2020, depending on what happens first. In a small gesture of goodwill, Google says it will stop charging users for the service after their next bill.