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Monday , January 13 , 2014
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Online employment exchange for tech-savvy youths

Ranchi, Jan. 12: Job search is all set to become easier and faster with the state labour, employment and training department launching a new portal tomorrow for unemployed youths of Jharkhand.

Now, just by a few clicks of the mouse, prospective candidates can enrol themselves with the employment exchange online, sitting in their homes and without having to wait in queues for hours.

The website — — that is scheduled to be inaugurated by minister of the department Chandra Shekhar Dubey at Nepal House in Ranchi will have an exclusive section for government departments as well as private companies, showing updated vacancies on a regular basis.

Boasting a catchy tagline, “anytime, anywhere”, the portal will help both job seekers and employers to know about vacancies and available human resources, respectively.

“It will create a revolution by opening a new horizon for youths of the state. I am very hopeful about this portal,” said Dubey.

Interestingly, the portal is a brainchild of chief secretary R.S. Sharma, who in the past too won laurels for developing the state’s IT infrastructure. The National Informatics Centre and JAP-IT have jointly developed the online employment exchange.

Elaborating on the initiative, assistant director of the department Satish Suman said job seekers would no more have to furnish details of any government documents, like voter ID cards, driving licences etc, while registering their names online.

“Now, anybody can enrol themselves, and the task will be much more easier,” he said.

The new system will automatically generate a unique user ID and a password that a candidate can use in future to access information.

According to sources, there are around 6.19 lakh job seekers, who are enrolled with the employment exchange, across Jharkhand. The department is in the process of uploading their details on the website.

“The experiment is in an initial stage, and more features will be added to the site, like job alert through SMSes, in coming days. Also, we will regularly send data of job seekers to companies and government undertakings that are listed with us. The companies will be required to upload details of job requirements at least once in every three months. We will just act as a bridge between employers and prospective candidates,” said Suman.

Asked about the number of companies and government undertakings listed with the department, he said details had been sought from each district and all names would be uploaded on the site soon.

But not many youths in Jharkhand have access to Internet, especially those living in rural areas.

The department has sent a circular to all district administrations, asking them to ensure Internet access to people through Pragya Kendas (common service centres) where this service can be availed by paying nominal charges.

Once the portal is launched, the department will start work on remodelling the existing employment exchange centres across the state to meet new requirements.

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