The Dice Jobs API Has Been Shut Down


Several years ago when I started the JobAPIs project, job boards were competing to get their jobs in front of as many people and developers as possible. Since then, there has been a lot of consolidation in the market (SimplyHired, another big player shut down their whole site in 2016), and some job boards have started holding their data more closely. With Google entering the job aggregation space, I think there’s a lot of fear over where existing businesses will go in the next few years, but it seems that Dice has decided their business will go in a direction less friendly to developers.

As of October, 2017 the Dice Jobs API has been shut down. Dice has given me no reason for this, but there’s nothing I can do about it. The open source Dice Jobs library we support no longer works, but I’m keeping it on Github and Packagist to prevent breaking anyone’s dependencies. This is the response I got from Dice when I asked about it:

Thank you for contacting us. Unfortunately Dice no longer has a public API.
If you have any questions, or if I may be of any further assistance, please respond to this email or call me directly for faster resolution.
Thank you for choosing Dice and have a great day!

One user reported to me that he had a conversation with Dice about this, and he said that their API was never intended to be used by external developers anyway. Nevertheless, it was documented and at least 870 projects used the Dice job board adapter we released.

That’s pretty much all I know about the shutdown at this point, but you’re welcome to reach out if you have more information. To contact Dice, you can fill out this form on their website.