Last year at Google for India, we launched Jobs, an NBU-first, jobs and career development tool specifically for entry-level positions, as a Spot on Google Pay. Since then, the Jobs Spot has connected millions of job seekers with opportunities in fast growing categories including on-demand businesses, retail and hospitality.
Jobs was originally piloted in Bangladesh and subsequently launched in Indonesia, under the brand Kormo Jobs. It has since grown into a job platform that can help job seekers and businesses of all sizes in multiple markets.
In India, employers like Zomato and Dunzo have found the Jobs matching algorithm effective in finding candidates with the required skills, experience and location preferences, with over 2 million verified jobs posted on the platform.
Encouraged by this momentum and to lend support to employment efforts in a post-pandemic world, we are bringing our Kormo Jobs Android app to India to help even more job seekers discover and apply for jobs across India with an additional gateway.
Simultaneously, the Jobs Spot on Google Pay will be rebranded to Kormo Jobs to create a consistent experience for users. We will continue to invest in it with new features and jobs so that its users can continue to benefit from its convenience.
In the wake of the pandemic, the jobs landscape stands altered, with demand shifting to new services that require different sets of skills and experience. Businesses of all sizes face the challenges of the new normal, while job seekers are having to adapt to this shift quickly. We are heartened to be able to play a helpful role in facilitating connections to impact lives for the better, including introducing important features like remote interviewing earlier this year to ensure social distancing.
An example of one such connection is the experience of Anand, a 20 year old who lives in Bengaluru, Karnataka with his parents.
Previously employed at an ice cream parlour in Bengaluru as a shop manager, he sought growth opportunities in the booming on-demand sector, but couldn’t seem to find anything relevant close to his home since resources that aggregate open jobs at that level are rare, and personal networks are often the only sources of information.
The Jobs Spot on Google Pay caught Anand’s attention. In less than a week, Anand was placed at Dunzo through a fast and simple hiring process. The entire process was conducted remotely including the submission of his documents for verification and interviewing through the remote interview feature.
Since then, Anand has been able to contribute financially to his family, gain valuable experience with a brand like Dunzo and is poised for growth in his career.
Anand’s story is just one of many such stories that Kormo Jobs has catalysed, and we remain committed to contributing towards helping Indians find credible and promising starts to their careers with the new Kormo Jobs app.