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Can't add job centre category to Google My Business listing

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I want my company Jobshop Kent to appear on Google Maps when people search for 'recruitment agencies'. I can see that when you search this all the maps results are listed as 'Job Centre', but I can't seem to add this category to my business, it doesn't come up when I search for it. 

 

https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/Jobshop/@51.295856,1.067628,15z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0xd2b81a0d74...

 

Thank you.

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for me both categories are available in GMB:

1# Job Centre and

2# Recruitment agency

btw 

have you tried

3# "Employment Center" or

4# "recruiter" as well?

 

I tried 3# & 4# on GMB for London UK and both work

1# & 2# seem not working for listings in the UK

 

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Looks like you could add the category Job Centre via community edits. As @Helmut Geissler mentioned, that category isn't available in GMB yet. 

 

I would be curious, if accepted as a community edit, would the category show up as a change in GMB?

 

Note - I checked the list of categories via GMB API, and Job Centre isn't in there either. 



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Looks like the community edit change to the category did the trick. I now see your listing appearing for [recruitment agencies]. 

 

I would love if you could reply and mention if you see the category change in Google My Business. 

 

jobshop kent.pngJobshop in postion #3



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Oh, wait, maybe I misread - @Helmut Geissler - you see Job Centre in GMB? I don't. 



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@Joel H

Thanks for chiming in and the community edit

 

I can confirm seeing the listing of @Kent U now from my German end as "Job centre" - yesterday and before your communtiy edit I saw it as "Recruiter" only.

Pretty strange: In MapMaker i see the last published category as "Employment Agency" only.

Some confusing category hassle - don't you agree?

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I agree. Unfortunately the Places API doesn't return the categories associated with the listing. 

 

@Kent U, if you want to message me directly, I'd love get a dump (with your permission) through the GMB API of the listing data. 



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Just for the record and @Joel H:

I escalated the discrepancies we figured out about "Job centre" as a category being not selectable in GMB and not provided in the API list for UK but accepted through community edite via GMaps to Google 

 

for my own reference only: # 315

 

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Thanks, @Helmut Geissler!



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