The third largest digital communication provider, Banglalink, has entered into a strategic partnership with Kormo Jobs by Google to facilitate youth employment in the country.
An announcement on the partnership was made at a virtual press conference on Monday by Banglalink's Chief Executive Officer Erik Aas, which was also joined by Operations Lead of Google's Next Billion Users initiative team Bickey Russel.
Under this partnership, Banglalink will be hosting kiosks for Kormo Jobs at its customer centers in Dhaka and Chittagong. At the kiosks, Kormo representatives will assist job-seekers in finding employment opportunities and accessing learning resources through the Kormo Jobs app.
Kormo Jobs will also hold regular training sessions on the writing of curriculum vitae, interview tips, and other topics tied to job search.
Mustafa Jabbar, posts and telecommunications minister, joined the virtual event as the chief guest.
In his speech, he said, "The youth of our country need to utilize such digital platforms to open up more career building opportunities. This kind of partnership between two tech organisations can significantly contribute to the making of a digitally advanced nation we envision today."
Banglalink's CEO Erik Aas said, "We believe that making more job opportunities and learning resources accessible through digital platforms is an effective way to foster employment in a country like Bangladesh.
"Our strategic partnership with Kormo Jobs will help more job-seekers take advantage of the platform and find opportunities according to their skill sets," he added.