According to Economic Times, Google is bringing the Kormo app to India. Initially launched in Dhaka, Kormo is one of many projects incubated inside of Area 120, Google’s workshop for experimental projects.
The company told ET that the app, which helps young job seekers connect with employers, learn new skills and build their careers, will be launched at the its annual Google for India event in New Delhi.
Bickey Russell, project lead, Next Billion Users, told ET via an email, “Since we launched Kormo in Bangladesh in 2018 and in Indonesia this year, we’ve connected over 50,000 job seekers to jobs from hundreds of employers who use Kormo for their hiring needs, specifically entry level jobs.”
“Because finding employment is a real need across different markets, we’re looking to bring the same service to countries like India.”
The informal sector is a leading provider of job opportunities in India. According to Indian Staffing Federation’s report findings, 83.8% of the country’s total workforce is in the informal sector. However, the greatest challenge faced by job seekers in the informal sector is the lack of access to relevant and up-to-date information and the job provider itself.