Long queues at National Apprentice Mela

The program will provide employment to thousands of young Indians. Aspirants from various backgrounds are hopeful to secure jobs through the National Apprentice Mela at National Skill Training  Institute (NSTI), Yeshwanthpur. They were seen standing in a queue at different locations to get themselves registered, submit their resumes, and appear for an interview. Swami Kumar […]

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Disabled employment in limbo

Disabled choose private institutions/NGOs as the government suspends employment training programmes and shuts special employment exchanges. Disabled people are not getting jobs from the employment training program provided by the Department for the Empowerment of Differently abled and Senior Citizens (DWDSC). It has been suspended since 2018. The last training session provided to the disabled […]

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Employment: Succour for the differently-abled

More job opportunities and a change in mindsets is helping differently-abled people find employment and dignity. The employment of differently-abled takes a turn as new opportunities arise. A report by the Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy (CMIE) indicates a dip in the unemployment rate by 26.6 percent between April 2020 and September 2021. Lekha, Placement […]

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Henna gets COVID’s short end of the stick

Wedding restrictions during COVID-19 hampered the business of henna designers across the country. Henna designers in India are struggling to keep their businesses alive after COVID-19 wedding restrictions led to a decrease in the number of customers. This reduced the demand for henna designers, and many people had to find other jobs. Laxman, a henna […]

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Third-gender yet to receive government jobs

Despite the Rajiv Gandhi Chaitanya Yojane scheme, the transgender community is unable to find employment opportunities. Transgenders in Bangalore do not get jobs in the government sector despite the one percent reservation proposed by the government. Out of around 6000 transgenders in Bengaluru, a few get jobs in NGOs and some in the corporate sector, but none […]

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Fewer people seek MNREGA benefits

Most job cards in K. Gollahalli village in Southern Bengaluru are inactive, with few being employed in 2020-21, shows this year’s government data. The Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MNREGA) scheme sees very few applications and even fewer job cards collected by applicants, said Shiv Kumar, a data operator at K. Gollahalli gram […]

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