There are two ways the ‘location’ field in search can work. The presence of Google Maps API key for server side geocoding in WorkScout Core – Map Options determines which one is used.
If the API key is added (and configured properly – it can’t be restricted) the address typed in ‘location’ field is geocoded to latitude and longitude and all jobs that are in the selected radius of that point are returned in search results. The radius value can be set by default in WorkScout Core options (it’s 20km by default).
If there’s no API key added the search is strictly text based, the text typed by user is compared to the jobs address field to find matching results.