Glints, the Singapore-based online job platform, is turning its attention to Brunei for recruiting and outsourcing. Work will primarily focus on professional Singaporean firms, following the performance of local IT grads at the Brunei Hacks event earlier.
Business lead of Glints’ talent hub Billy Jantriko said last weekend that their management has engaged the Brunei Economic Development Board (BEDB) and Darussalam Enterprise (DARe) on the feasibility of tapping into Brunei’s pool of graduates.
If Glints is able to reach an arrangement with local stakeholders and job matches are successful, Jantriko said Glints would potentially invest in setting up an office in the Sultanate where Bruneians would be able to work remotely for overseas firms.
Glints – who have raised over $4 million in investment – reportedly have 300,000 users across Singapore and Indonesia and 10,000 companies on their platform including United Overseas Bank, Adidas and Grab.
“We have seen some early success by setting up (an office) in Indonesia, and as part of our regional expansion see Brunei as the next viable opportunity,” said Jantriko.
“Even though Brunei’s overall population size is small, it is a good fit for Glints; there is a strong pool of young job seekers (due to unemployment) who are also well-versed in English.”
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