Google brings employment search platform Kormo Jobs to India

Google brings employment search platform Kormo Jobs to India
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20 Aug, 2020

Technology giant Google on Wednesday said it has introduced its job sourcing platform Kormo Jobs to India.

The development comes a year after the firm first launched entry-level career development tool Jobs as a Google Pay Spot in the country. The offering Jobs Spot has now been rebranded as Kormo Jobs.

Spot, part of the Google Pay app in India, operates as a marketplace for services in the categories of consumer finance products, daily essentials, food delivery and transport, among other local services such as jobs, telemedicine and home services.

Jobs was originally piloted in Bangladesh and subsequently launched in Indonesia, under the brand Kormo Jobs, the statement said. Kormo translates to action or work in Bengali, which is Bangladesh’s national language.

Kormo Jobs has since grown into a platform that can help job seekers and businesses of all sizes in multiple markets, the statement added.

“In India, employers like Zomato and Dunzo have found the Jobs matching algorithm effective in finding candidates with the required skills, experience and location preferences, with over two million verified jobs posted on the platform,” Bickey Russell, regional manager and operations lead at Google’s Kormo Jobs, said.

Employment in the wake of the Coronavirus outbreak, Russell said, has demanded a shift to new services that require different sets of skills and experience, with businesses of all sizes facing the challenges of the new normal. Job seekers are having to adapt to this shift quickly, he added.

In this regard, Kormo Jobs has introduced features such as remote interviewing, document submission and verification to maintain social distancing norms amid the pandemic.

Jobtech as a sector has evinced investor interest amid the Covid-19 outbreak.

On Wednesday, entry-level talent hiring platform Able Jobs raised $1.8 million in a seed funding round led by SAIF Partners.

On Tuesday, Masai School, an online coding school that works on a job-oriented model for learners, disclosed a $2.5 million capital infusion in a bridge funding round.

Seattle and Bengaluru based impact investor Unitus Ventures, which has developed an interest in the space, has also invested in gig workforce hiring startups such as Gigforce in the recent past.