Like many returned Latter-day Saint missionaries, Eric Engebretsen and John Pearce returned home with a desire to do something to improve the quality of life for those they knew and taught during their respective missions in Argentina and Peru. Less than 10 years later, they think they’ve figured out a way to make that happen.
The idea is simple: In a post-COVID world, more and more companies are hiring remote employees and if there are returned missionaries and BYU-Pathway Worldwide students who have developed solid English-language speaking skills, why not connect them with American companies that offer better compensation? The company Eric and John have developed, Bloom, is hired by companies to hire employees and supply talents. Fortunately, they know just where to find it.
The company began in September 2021 but in 2022, 1200 jobs were created abroad and Bloom hired employees in 65 countries internationally.
On this week’s episode of All In, Eric and John shared stories of how they have seen these employment opportunities change and bless people’s lives.