Bangladeshi job portal Kormo expands into Indonesia

March 16, 2019
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Indonesia's informal work sector is ripe for the picking when it comes to innovation and disruption: according to the country’s central statistics agency as of August 2018, the number of workers in the informal sector hit 70.5 million - about 58% higher than the previous year.

But the greatest challenge faced by jobseekers in the sector is the lack of access to information and the job provider itself. This is where Kormo jumped in.

Kormo is an informal sector job marketplace which was introduced at Google Area 120, a Google workshop for experimental projects. Kormo is specifically developed to connect jobseekers with informal sector employers. After two years of development, Kormo has been officially launched in Bangladesh six months ago.

“There are many issues faced by developing nations, one of them being difficulty among youths in finding jobs. At the other hand, employers are also struggling to find suitable candidates. We aim to solve this problem with Kormo,” said Kormo General Manager Bicket Russel.

He added that the app utilises machine learning programme from Google to recommend a vacancy that suits applicants’ profile and activities within the app. Kormo also provides digital CV generator based on the data that applicants had filled on their profile page; it can also be connected to their Google account.

What sets Kormo apart from other players is the availability of learning features for jobseekers to develop their skills and knowledge. Kormo provides learning modules in the form of videos and articles, and applicants will earn a badge every time they manage to complete a module.

Employers are able to see the badges and get a clearer picture about an applicant’s skills or knowledge. Apart from that, the app also offers transparency for both parties through its notifications.

Applicants will be notified when their application has been read, when they are being called for interview, and at the final stage of the recruitment. Employers will also be notified when their vacancy has been read and responded by applicants.

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March 16, 2019

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