Country’s leading supermarket chain Meena Bazar is offering remote job opportunities to entry-level job seekers using Google’s job-matching app “Kormo.”
As part of the effort, the retailer is working with Google’s job-matching app, Kormo , which just launched its new features, remote jobs listing and remote interviews, that allows those looking for employment to discover critical work-from-home opportunities and safely interview online to help employers respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Meena Bazar’s move comes from the recent untoward demand for delivery services with consumers staying home that increased their need to hire more workers and conduct interviews remotely to cope with the requirements of consumers during the pandemic.
In April alone, Meena Bazar hired more than 400 staff during lockdown using the Kormo app, their sole recruitment channel.
“These days, our expert HR team is working with Kormo and conducting remote interviews to recruit people. This has made the process safer for our team and candidates,” said Ahmed Shoyeb, general manager at Meena Bazar.
“It’s our responsibility as a critical business to step up at this time. We’re confident our partnership with Kormo will enable us to keep up with hiring demands and scale our remote workforce quickly,” he added.
According to the International Labour Organization (ILO), there will be an increased need to support job seekers in countries like Bangladesh, especially the young ones who comprise 47% of the country’s population and face the risk of labour market disruptions from the pandemic.
Meena Bazar’s plan to ramp up the availability of remote jobs and hiring is a permanent one, as it acknowledges the changing needs of young job seekers and makes much-needed employment opportunities available in Bangladesh, says a press release.
Since launching in September 2018, Kormo has matched thousands of entry-level job seekers to employers in Bangladesh.
“We remain committed to helping employers and job seekers find the right opportunities at a time when they aren’t always able to leave their homes. This feature release is one way we’re supporting them to connect with each other,” says Bickey Russell, lead at Kormo.