EMPLOYMENT

  • India likely to grow between 5-6 per cent in 2015: Moody's December 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Indian economy is expected to pick up pace in 2015 and grow in the range of 5 to 6 per cent, helped by strong domestic demand, rating agency Moody's said on Wednesday. "India will have stronger GDP growth in 2015, which we forecast at 5-6 per cent, up from...
  • Birender Singh takes charge as Rural Development Minister November 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Union Rural Development Minister Birender Singh on Tuesday assumed office and indicated that the rural employment guarantee act would continue in the entire country and not just in some districts. A former Congressman, Birender Singh said there was no doubt that the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act...
  • The whys and whats of India's rural jobs scheme November 11, 2014

    New Delhi: The National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (NREGA) was enacted in September 2005. It promises up to 100 days of employment per rural household to all adults at the minimum wage. Any adult residing in rural areas could demand work and was entitled to get it within 15 days...
  • IT sector hiring may nearly halve by 2018: Crisil November 10, 2014

    Mumbai: Ratings agency Crisil on Monday said the information technology sector is likely to lose its position as a mass employment engine and new recruitments will nearly halve over the next three years, even though companies will continue to report good revenue growth. "Despite healthy revenue growth of 13 per cent...
  • Delhi University holds job fair for undergraduates November 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Offering an opportunity to over 5,000 students to secure employment, Delhi University conducted a job fair for the students graduating in 2015. "Three companies came to hire around 100 students during the first placement drive of the session. 35 students have successfully secured jobs for themselves," JM Khurana,...
  • Finance Minister Arun Jaitley to start budgetary exercise on Monday November 2, 2014

    New Delhi: The Finance Ministry will start the budgetary exercise on Monday, with the Expenditure Secretary meeting various ministries starting with Law and Justice and Information & Broadcasting. The ministry will finalise the revised estimates for 2014-15 and Budget estimates for 2015-16 for Plan and Non-Plan expenses. The meetings with various ministries...
  • Google, Apple world's most sought-after employers: LinkedIn November 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Google is the world's most sought after employer in the world, followed by Apple and Unilever in the second and third places, respectively, according to a report by professional networking site LinkedIn. The 'World's 100 Most InDemand Employers: 2014' was based on billions of interactions from LinkedIn's over 300...
  • Haryana polls: Women in Sirsa demand female empowerment, law and order October 15, 2014

    Women in Sirsa, Haryana demand better educational facilities for their children from the party that comes in power. "We have no employment opportunities in Sirsa. Female empowerment and law and order need to be looked into," says a Sirsa resident. ...
  • The great divide: Bridging the education-employability gap October 8, 2014

    The new academic year is well under way. Every day, students from across all differentiating lines get ready, neat partings and pressed shirts, and set off to receive a quantum of knowledge. Every day, guardians watch their wards, as they tote a bag of ruled books that will document their...
  • 70 per cent employers to expand; midlevel talent in demand: Survey September 14, 2014

    Mumbai: The country is likely to see high growth in the job market as 70 per cent employers plan to expand their team, a recent survey said. "India's business market is currently primed for expansion, with the recruitment market being driven by significant industry sectors such as FMCG, retail, healthcare,...
  • Centre puts Road Transport Safety Bill in public domain to invite suggestions September 12, 2014

    New Delhi: The Narendra Modi government's first major bill to realise his vision of an enabled India the Road Transport and Safety Bill 2014, will be put in public domain to invite people's suggestions. The Road Transport and Safety Bill 2014 provides for a permit system for national and interstate transport...
  • 'Concerted policy push to add 69 million nonagriculture, 11 million manufacturing jobs' September 11, 2014

    Mumbai: Although the new government has undertaken measures that generate employment, a comprehensive 'projobs policy' will help add 69 million nonagriculture and 11 million manufacturing jobs by 2020, credit rating agency Crisil said on Thursday. "The government needs to take more steps towards projobs policy to structurally alter the country's...
  • Karnataka to take action against firms not giving jobs to locals September 4, 2014

    Bangalore: In a bid to push private firms into appointing locals in jobs, Karnataka government today said it will table a report in next 10 days on such persons appointed in companies set up under previous industrial policy and action would be taken against those failing to comply. "I have been...
  • Young Kashmiri Pandits weave different dreams, prioritise a good job over returning to homeland August 28, 2014

    Jammu: After 25 years of exile, young Kashmiri Pandits weave a different dream of a homeland. While elders discuss a painful exile from their homeland, young Kasmiri Pandits are aware of the suffering of the earlier generation but they seem detached from their roots, and not too keen to return to...
  • Fastest growing careers in India August 20, 2014

    You want to know about the most wanted careers in India? The job market right now is a little awry, but it would soon get back with promising careers for the coming generation of geniuses. Here is a peek into the future jobs with the maximum growth potential in the Indian...
  • Employment rises by 34 per cent to 12.7 crore in 8 years till 2013 July 30, 2014

    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 shortterm 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 proactively work to find ways and means to resolve the...
  • Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, Rahul Dravid 'casual labourers' in Goa govt records April 26, 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. Nongovernmental 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...