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Punjab Govt launches 2nd phase of ‘Ghar Ghar Rozgar’ scheme

Statesman News Service | Chandigarh |

The Punjab government has launched the second phase of ‘Ghar Ghar Rozgar’ (job for every household) scheme. There are a higher number of job seekers against the available jobs at the ongoing job fest. Against 45,747 jobs, there are 73,200 registered candidates participating in the fest being organised in all the districts from 20 February to 8 March.

In a Press statement issued on Thursday, the state government stated that a total of 1,689 employers have posted 45,747 job vacancies on the portal As many as 73,200 applicants have registered on the portal in the hope of getting their employment letters at the 140 events being conducted at 56 venues as part of these fairs, being held in collaboration with Industry, Educational Institutes, Universities and Sector Skill Council.

Appealing to the unemployed youth of the state to participate in maximum numbers to make the most of this opportunity, Employment Generation minister Manpreet Singh Badal said job seekers with any type of qualifications can register and appear for placement. Final year students can also register for participating in these job fairs, he added.

An official spokesperson said around 4,500 job vacancies have been posted under the category of Sector Skill Council, where jobs would be provided on the basis of skills acquired by the job seeker through skill training. A majority of these jobs are in the area of hospitality, beauty and wellness and tourism.

Elaborating on the portal launched by the state government to facilitate the employment drive, the spokesperson said the objective of was to provide a one-stop interactive platform for the job seekers and employers. Unlike private job portals, registration and access to this portal is free for both, job seekers and employers.

Registration on portal is a user-friendly 2-step process, which enables the job seekers to generate a hall ticket to appear before the employer for interview, added the spokesperson.

While uploading their qualification, skill and experience, the job seekers can shortlist the employer, who can also shortlist the job seekers as per their requirement. The portal automatically shows the relevant jobs to the job seekers while matching their skills, education and experience, added the spokesperson.

This portal is especially designed to assist job seekers who are school drop-outs or have low level of education or skills. Such job seekers can opt for short-term skilling, skill upgradation programmes for better employability prospects. Private Job portals do not cater to such job applicants, the spokesperson pointed out.

Mobile application of the portal would be available shortly, thus further facilitating the employment agenda of the government and enabling the unemployed youth and prospective employers to come together with even greater ease, added the spokesperson.