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Banglalink wins CSR Award

Staff Correspondent
31 Oct 2021 00:00:00 | Update: 31 Oct 2021 00:15:54
Banglalink wins CSR Award
Banglalink Chief Executive Officer Erik Aas receives an award from Planning Minister MA Mannan on Friday – Courtesy Photo

Mobile operator Banglalink has won CSR Award in the financial inclusion category for its ‘Empowering through Employment’ initiative with Kormo Jobs by Google.

Jointly presented by The Daily Star and CSR Window Bangladesh, the award recognises corporates for their innovative and world-class corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives, social projects and programmes implemented for sustainable impacts in the society.

Banglalink Chief Executive Officer Erik Aas received the award on behalf of his organisation, Banglalink said in a statement on Saturday.

According to the statement, Banglalink partnered with Kormo Jobs-a job-matching app by Google that specializes in entry-level jobs to set up dedicated Kormo Jobs Kiosks in selected Banglalink outlets, where Kormo representatives assist job-seekers in finding employment opportunities and accessing learning resources through the Kormo Jobs app. Erik Aas said, “We are delighted and proud of receiving this prestigious award, which is a testimony to the role Banglalink has been playing as a socially responsible corporate organisation.”

There are so many talented people in our country, and our key objective behind the partnership with Kormo Jobs is to facilitate youth employment through utilisation of our service points and multiple digital initiatives.

The partnership has already resulted in remarkable success, and today’s recognition will motivate us to make further efforts to support the youth of the country.”

Bickey Russell, Co-lead of Kormo Jobs and Director of Operations at Google’s Next Billion Users initiative, said, “Our partnership with Banglalink has enabled the Kormo Jobs app to reach thousands of job-seekers quickly and help them find career opportunities We are excited to continue our collaboration with Banglalink to support more job seekers and improve youth employment in the country.”