Employment

  • Employment rises by 34 per cent to 12.7 crore in 8 years till 2013 14 hours 5 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The number of employed persons in the country grew by 34.35 per cent to 12.77 crore in eight years till 2013, according to the Sixth Economic Census. Employment in urban parts increased by 37.46 per cent to 6.14 crore in 2013, whereas in rural...
  • Rajasthan launches India's first skill training project July 18, 2014

    Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje on Thursday launched the country's first and biggest skill development project aimed at creating employment opportunities for the young people of the state. The union government - which selected Rajasthan as the first state for this project - has proposed Rs.398 crore for it. The Rajasthan government...
  • Employment exchanges to become career centres: Government July 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Government has decided to transform employment exchanges into career centres to connect youth with job opportunities even as it admitted that it has no specific scheme for short-term training of workers affected due to closure of industries. Labour and Employment Minister Narendra Singh Tomar told the Lok Sabha that...
  • If I were FM, I would allocate more funds for the education sector July 1, 2014

    If I were the Finance Minister, I would like to allocate more funds for the education sector and open up more government institutions like IIT and IIM and secondly I would like to create more opportunities in the employment sector for the youth. ...
  • Goa mining crisis should be resolved quickly: Modi June 14, 2014

    Panaji: Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that he has told his ministers to solve the Goa mining crisis as soon as possible, adding that mining in the state should be restarted quickly. "I have told my ministers and their staff to pro-actively work to find ways and means to resolve the...
  • Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, Rahul Dravid 'casual labourers' in Goa govt records April 27, 2014

    Panaji: Sachin Tendulkar may have won the Bharat Ratna, but according to the Goa government's records, he is a "casual labourer" and a beneficiary of the MGNREGS. And so are his wife and two children, says an NGO. Non-governmental organisation Goa Parivartan Manch Saturday claimed to have exposed a scam...
  • Microsoft most attractive employer, Sony India second: Survey April 17, 2014

    New Delhi: Global software major Microsoft is the 'most attractive employer' in India, while IT, telecom and ITes are the most preferred sectors by the workforce, a survey by HR services firm Randstad said. Microsoft emerged as the 'most attractive employer' in the survey for the fourth year in a row. Sony...
  • India Inc eyes poll booster to create 2 million new jobs April 6, 2014

    The upcoming general elections are set to play a key role in the job market, with HR experts pinning their hopes on a stable government to help create over two million new jobs and boost hiring activities by 30-40 per cent this year. As per estimates of various human resource consultants...
  • 2014 Lok Sabha elections: It's all about jobs March 29, 2014

    Patna: Old enough to vote for the first time, student Sheeba Shamim, the daughter of a middle class family, and young construction workers sweating on a nearby building site are impatient for a government in India that delivers jobs and hope for the future. They are among more than 100...
  • Indian companies generated 81,000 jobs in US in 2013: survey March 28, 2014

    Washington: Indian companies through its massive $ 17-billion investment in the US have collectively generated employment opportunities for more than 81,000 people in the country, according to a survey. The annual CII survey of 68 Indian companies in 40 American states for 2013, made public on Thursday at an event...
  • Kejriwal not declared as AAP's PM candidate: Patkar March 10, 2014

    Social activist and AAP candidate from Mumbai North-East seat, Medha Patkar on Monday said that although Arvind Kejriwal is the "best person" to become the prime minister, AAP has not declared him for the top post as doing so before the Lok Sabha polls is "unconstitutional". "Kejriwal is the best...
  • Stockholm employment office calls 61,000 people for recruitment meeting by mistake February 27, 2014

    Police dispersed an angry crowd of job-seekers outside an employment office in Stockholm on Wednesday after it called 61,000 people for a recruitment meeting by mistake. "Something has gone wrong with the mailing list...it has set off a very messy situation at the city office," said Clas Olsson, acting director of...
  • 388 IIM Bangalore students get placed with high salaries within 4 days February 18, 2014

    Bangalore: Amidst all the economic gloom, there is some news one can be merry about as recruitments seem to be picking up. The Indian Institute of Management Bangalore is leading the way with all its students getting placed with record highs in salaries this placement season. On the brink of the...
  • Best engineers come from Delhi, Bihar and Jharkhand, says report February 1, 2014

    Delhi, Bihar and Jharkhand lead in supplying the best talent pool of engineers in India, a report released on Friday said. The National Employability Report Engineer Graduates 2014, is based on the graduate class of 2013, and covers 1.2 lakh engineering students from more than 520 engineering colleges across 18 Indian...
  • Delhi, Bihar and Jharkhand produce best pool of engineers in India: reports January 31, 2014

    The best talent pool of engineers is in Delhi, Bihar and Jharkhand, while those from Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu are least employable, said a report. Employability for IT product roles in Delhi is as high 13 per cent and as low as 1 per cent in Chennai, says the National...
  • Maharashtra CM urges measures to implement MNREGA initiatives January 13, 2014

    Aurangabad: Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan on Monday asked the village functionaries to take all measures for effective implementation of Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act in rural areas. He was speaking at the meeting of village functionaries from Aurangabad and Jalna districts. He said that the prime intention behind...
  • State government to give shops on loan to unemployed youngsters January 8, 2014

    The Uttarakhand government will soon launch a self-employment scheme for the unemployed youngsters of the state by building 3,5000 shops and giving them to the beneficiaries on interest-free loans repayable in ten years. To be built in clusters of 10 shops each on a piece of land identified by the District Magistrate...
  • Non-teaching Raj University employees stage protest against fresh recruitments January 4, 2014

    The ad-hoc non-teaching staff members of Rajasthan University on Saturday staged a protest against the authorities for issuing a notification for fresh recruitment for non-teaching posts. "We have been demanding regularisation (of our jobs) and had met the Chief Minister on Friday. She had assured us that a committee would be...
  • Contractual govt employees stage protest outside CM's house January 3, 2014

    Teachers employed on a contractual basis in government schools protested outside Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's Kausambi residence on Friday morning demanding permanent employment. They were joined by contractual employees of Delhi tourism department, also demanding permanent employment. Around 150 contractual teachers working in MCD and Delhi government schools raised slogans outside Kejriwal's house like "Finish contractual...
  • New Year brings hope with 8 lakh job openings, 20 per cent pay hike: Experts January 2, 2014

    It may rain jobs in the new year as companies are gearing up to add over 8 lakh new employees to their payrolls and dole out salary hikes of up to 20 per cent to best performers in 2014, say experts. As per estimates of various human resource consultants, the year...
  • Employment of domestic workers to be on agenda for talks: US December 25, 2013

    The US on Wednesday said employment of domestic workers will now be on agenda for the bilateral talks with India with which it is in conversation to "determine the way forward" in resolving the 14-day-long diplomatic row. "The Department of State is in conversation with the Government of India on determining...
  • Bihar government initiates action against 5 officials for complacency December 21, 2013

    Bihar has initiated action against five senior officials for complacency in implementation of welfare schemes, state Rural Development Minister Nitish Mishra said Saturday. "We have initiated action against five deputy development commissioners (DDCs) for their failure to achieve the target of Indira Awas Yojna for 2013-14, non-completion of houses taken up...
  • Oscar Fernandes given charge of Labour and Employment ministry after Ola's death December 15, 2013

    Union Minister Oscar Fernandes was given the additional charge of Ministry of Labour and Employment tonight following the death of Sis Ram Ola. A Rashtrapati Bhavan communique said the decision was taken on the advice of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. Fernandes already holds the post of Road Transport and Highways Minister. Earlier, President...
  • Union Labour and Employment Minister Sis Ram Ola dead December 15, 2013

    Union Labour and Employment Minister Sis Ram Ola died at a Gurgaon hospital on Sunday after a prolonged illness. The 86-year-old Congress leader had been suffering from various ailments, sources in Medanta Medicity said. He is survived by his wife, two sons and a daughter. Born on 30 July, 1927, the...
  • BJP is a master in corruption, does nothing for the poor: Rahul Gandhi November 28, 2013

    While urging the voters to bring "the right party" to power, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi took a dig at BJP during a rally in Banswara in poll-bound Rajasthan on Thursday. He said,"Dalits, poor and adivasis not only need road, airports, railways for their development but also need education. BJP just gives...
  • BJP is a 'master' in corruption, says Rahul Gandhi November 28, 2013

    Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi will address a rally in Banswara in poll-bound Rajasthan on Thursday. He was in Amethi on November 26 in his parliamentary constituency to inaugurate two trains and lay foundation of a new railway line in Salon area. A day before visiting Amethi, he had hit out at...
  • Lokpals recruited in 26 districts to hear grievances on MNREGA November 14, 2013

    The Rural Development department has recruited Lokpals in 26 districts to hear grievances related to implementation of MNREGA in Bihar, a minister said on Thursday. Some of these Lokpals have been given additional charge of districts where the recruitment process for such posts is underway, Rural Development Minister Nitish Mishra said....
  • Coca Cola inaugrates new bottling plant in Chatta on its 20th anniversary October 24, 2013

    In line with its investment plans of $5 billion in India by 2020, beverage major Coca Cola on Thursday inaugurated its 58th plant in the country, on which its franchise bottler partner has invested over Rs 135 crore. The plant, which is owned by Brindavan Agro Industries, will provide employment to...
  • US: A million government workers, unions brace for shutdown October 1, 2013

    Washington: As many as a million government employees were making urgent plans on Monday for a possible midnight shutdown, with their unions urging Congress to strike a last-minute deal. To avoid sending hundreds of thousands of workers across the country home without pay, lawmakers must act within hours, but it was...
  • India most optimistic on hiring plans for October-December quarter: Survey September 11, 2013

    India has emerged as the most optimistic nation in terms of hiring plans for the next three months following a dramatic turnaround in employer confidence after four consecutive quarters of relatively lackluster forecasts. According to the Manpower Employment Outlook Survey released on Tuesday by ManpowerGroup, the hiring pace for the upcoming...