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Govt’s new job portal to help private companies too

Prime minister Narendra Modi on Monday unveiled the government’s job board called National Career Se

It’s time India went on a job hunt

If the long queues at the employment exchanges and the crowds at private job fairs are an indicator, then trouble lies ahead for the Indian economy. The time has come to make employment generation

Special package to create jobs in textile, apparel sector

Jobs for 1 crore people, mostly women will be created in three years along with an investment of Rs 74,000 crores from a special package for textile and apparel sector, approved by the cabinet on W

Is India the best workplace?

Almost nine in 10 Indian employees are satisfied at their workplace. This is the highest average among 15 countries surveyed by Edenred-Ipsos Barometer. Japan, on the other hand, is

Textile sector workers to get fixed term employment

The fixed term employment has been introduced in apparel manufacturing sector in Industrial Employment (Standing Order) Act through an October 7 notification of the labour ministry. The decision wo

Skill India: How Uber is generating livelihood opportunities for youngsters

Rekha, a labourer’s daughter, who was forced to leave studies had been for a while resisting intense societal pressure to get married. She wanted to be empowered, but didn’t know how to

Automation: A boon or bane?

The fear that new technology could take away jobs and lead to a greater income inequality is not a new phenomenon. During the initial days of industrial revolution, people were worried that they wo

FDI equity inflow into textile sector has grown: Report

 India has shown considerable progress in the textile, automotive and telecommunication sectors, said Make in India campaign’s second achievement report that was released by the Ministry

India’s limited capacity to create employment a serious challenge: WEF

India has significant potential to reap a demographic dividend, but its limited capacity to create employment poses a serious challenge: between 1991 and 2013 the size of the working-age population

Soft skills training in India boosts productivity, say US researchers

Workers with well-honed soft skills—time and stress management, problem-solving, communication and good teamwork, for example—tend to work at better firms and fetch higher wages, showed

Focus on labour intensive sectors: Niti Aayog blog

The skill ecosystem today is struggling to make skill aspirational as vocational education carries a negative perception vis-a-vis formal education, said a blog hosted on the Niti Aayog website.

The distaff conundrum

Konika Haldar, 25, and her husband left Malda, in Bengal, five years ago. Today, she works as a domestic help in east Delhi and, as the breadwinner, cannot afford to quit. But she hopes her husband

“The challenge is to ensure that women stay longer in school”

As the participation of women in labour force declines in the country, Sher Singh Verick of ILO explains to Archana Mishra the reason behind this trend, the role education plays and the kind of

Grads with grades that go nowhere

India has been among the fastest growing economies in the world. World Bank estimated that in the 1960s, approximately 45 percent of Indians lived below the poverty line. This figure came down to a

New maternity bill a trojan horse: ORF

Some women currently employed in formal sector jobs may find their positions terminated by employers not wishing to bear the cost and a certain number of women graduates waiting to enter

NREGA faces uncertain future

A law which is supposed to make work on demand a basic right for citizens has been faltering ever since it came into effect a decade ago. And as it enters its 11th year, it faces more tha

MGNREGA payments worth Rs 9,124 cr pending

The Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) payments worth Rs 9,124 crores are yet to be paid across the country for work done in the last financial year. According to th

A rail bridge that will be higher than Eiffel tower

Three years ago Ashwani Kumar Sharma, who hails from Kauri block in Jammu and Kashmir’s Reasi district, was finding it difficult to run a family of five as he was unemployed. Little did he im

Job are drying up with slowdown in economy

Job prospects appear bleak with the recent release of the provisional estimates of annual national income in 2016-17. The lacklustre performance of the Indian economy observed during the fourth qua

MGNREGS had significant impact on agricultural productivity: Expert

Results indicate that Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) had a significant impact on agricultural productivity, in part by supporting diversification, said World

India doesn’t have national minimum wage

The central government has not fixed or mentioned any amount as “national minimum wage” in the Code on Wages Bill 2017, it was clarified on Tuesday.   &ld



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