Bangladesh has recently seen the launch of Kolorob Jobs, a digital job portal that helps connect unemployed and at-risk youth to potential employment opportunities.
State Minister for Posts, Telecom and Information Technology Zunaid Ahmed Palak launched the website, a project of Save the Children in Bangladesh, in a city hotel.
Mark Taylor Pierce, Country Director of Save the Children in his opening remarks said that the aim of the platform is to make job placement easier for unemployed and vulnerable youth job seekers in Bangladesh where employers can recruit qualified semi-skilled and skilled workers for blue collar jobs using the platform.
Appreciating the initiative, Zunaid Ahmed Palak said, ICT division can also play role using the platform as job provider for the applicants including outsourcing jobs through signing Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with stakeholders to publish the job opportunities in the platform.
The ICT division is designing a 6 to 12 months long vocational training and Kolorob Jobs can support the initiative through making the youth population know about the trainings countrywide as well as for choosing skilled trainers, he added.
Referring to Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS) data, EYE Programme Director Shahida Begum said, around 25 percent of the country’s youth population in the 15-29 years’ age group have “No Employment, Education or Training” (NEET), and 60 percent of them are female.
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