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Banglalink partners with Google to facilitate youth employment

Banglalink, one of the leading digital communications providers in country, has entered a strategic partnership with Kormo Jobs by Google, to facilitate youth employment.

An announcement on the partnership was made on Monday by Erik Aas, Chief Executive Officer of Banglalink at a virtual press conference, said a press release.

Bickey Russel, Operations Leader of Google’s Next Billion Users initiative team also attended the event where Mustafa Jabbar, Posts and Telecommunications Minister was present as the Chief Guest.

Taimur Rahman, Chief Corporate & Regulatory Affairs Officer, Gaurav Kakkar, Digital Business Director, Ankit Sureka, Head of Corporate Communications & Sustainability of Banglalink were also present at the virtual event.

Under this partnership, Banglalink is hosting kiosks for Kormo Jobs at its customer centers in Dhaka and Chittagong. At the kiosks, Kormo representatives will assist job-seekers in finding employment opportunities and accessing learning resources through the Kormo Jobs app. Kormo Jobs will also hold regular training sessions on CV writing, interview tips, and other topics on jobs search as part of the initiative.

Mustafa Jabbar, Posts and Telecommunications Minister, said “The youth of our country need to utilize such digital platforms to open up more career building opportunities. I wholeheartedly appreciate this joint-initiative and wish it all the success in future.”

Erik Aas, Chief Executive Officer of Banglalink said “We believe that making more job opportunities and learning resources accessible through digital platforms is an effective way to foster employment in a country like Bangladesh.”

Bickey Russel, Operations Lead on Google’s Next Billion Users initiative team said, “I would like to thank Banglalink for their willingness to partner with us to help us expand our horizons across the country in bringing career opportunities to those who need them most. With dedicated kiosks at Banglalink customer care centers, we will be able to reach more job-seekers and employers who can benefit from our platform through its job-matching, upskilling and training features.”