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Publishing vacancies online

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Different bits of government, and associated agencies, publish job vacancies and apprenticeships online in different formats (councils/civil service/jobcentre plus/apprenticeships/teaching).

They reguarly exclude pertinent information such as location, hours etc.

Vacancies are not machine readable, so 3rd party search engines have to maintain screen-scrapers.

Search engines and some job websites are beginning to recognise semanticly marked up job postings.

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Functional needs must also include Salary - lots of listings miss...

Functional needs must also include Salary - lots of listings miss this.  Would be nice if also included other benefits, pre-requisites, and job description (or other attachments).

Please consider working with the following standard : ...

Please consider working with the following standard : http://schema.org/JobPosting

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This Citizens Advice report [PDF] on the quality of vaccancy postings (including government postings) sets out some of the wider issues with the lack of a standardised approach.

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Standard: JobPosting v2.1