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Govt inks MoUs with firms to enhance quality of job services

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Labour Ministry today signed memoranda of understanding (MoUs) with companies such as job portals Indeed, First Job and HT Shine to enhance the quality and reach of its employment generation services.

The Ministry has implemented National Career Service (NCS) project through which it aims to provide employment related services to youths using technology.

To further enrich and widen the employment services, NCS is partnering with HT Shine, Indeed, Freshersworld, FirstJob, Merajob, Urban Clap, Wheebox, Association of Skill Training Providers, Portea, Delivery Track, Amity Business School.

Speaking after the signing of the MoUs, Labour Minister said: "NCS will play a significant role in employment generation in the country. We are committed to expand the quality and reach of NCS and signing of these MoUs is a step in that direction."

Besides, linking all employment exchanges on a national platform, the government is also partnering with leading industry players to develop a wide base of career related services for the youth, he added.

The Minister said that a multilingual toll free helpline, 1800-425-1514, is also operational for job seekers.

Since its launch, the NCS has grown significantly with over 3.6 crore job seekers, 9 lakh employers and mobilising over 1 lakh jobs in the last few months, Dattatreya said.

NCS portal facilitates job seekers to register online and employers to post vacancies/search candidates free of cost. Its services are also accessible through the over 1.5 lakh Common Service Centres in the country, he added.

The NCS is also partnering with leading institutions from the private sector for establishing Model Career Centres without any financial implications from the government.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Tue, August 23 2016. 19:42 IST