Google first launched Kormo Jobs in Bangladesh in 2018 and later brought it to Indonesia in 2019. Last year, Google had shared its plans to bring the app to India as well. Google last year made Kormo available in India as well but under the brand Jobs Spot on Google Pay app.
Using the app, employers like Zomato and Dunzo were able to find candidates with the required skills, experience and location preferences, as per information shared by Google.
Now amid the pandemic as the job market is undergoes significant transformation, Google has announced its launch in a new avatar on Wednesday.
In a blog post, Google announced, "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."
The Jobs Spot on Google Pay gets rebranded as Kormo Jobs in India and also becomes Google's standalone Android app available in one of its key overseas markets.
Besides helping job seekers find entry-level jobs, the Kormo Jobs app is also designed to help them learn new skills, and easily create a CV.
Bickey Russell, regional manager and operations lead at Kormo Jobs, said the company will continue to invest in bringing new features and jobs to the app in the future. As Google reiterates its presence in the jobs search space, it presents competition to other major players in the space like LinkedIn, and other HR Tech startups and solutions as well. How Kormo Jobs makes its way into the Indian job search space and stands out from the rest will be something to follow.