Maharashtra government launches a employment portal ‘Maha Jobs’ for ‘sons of soil’

The Maharashtra government on Monday released a portal to make certain employment to ‘sons of soil’ inside the state.

The launch comes against the backdrop of the Covid-19 pandemic, which saw return of migrant people to native places outside the state. Industry has resumed functioning within the nation after the authorities eased lockdown however is facing hassle of manpower.

The ‘Maha Jobs’ portal will join factories and unemployed locals in the country and will assist in enjoyable the Maha Aghadi alliance’s poll promise of imparting 80 in keeping with cent jobs in industries to locals.

The job seeker and the employer both can register and meet their requirements on the portal The state government has incorporated 950 professions from 17 sectors in the portal. The portal was launched by the chief minister Uddhav Thackeray on Monday.

“Our aim is to end unemployment in the state. The portal is an employment bureau that will provide workforce to the industries. This is being done, bringing both the job seeker and the employer on a common platform,” said state industries minister Subhash Desai.

“A person looking for a job will have to register on the portal by sharing details such as education, training if taken any, diploma etc. At the same time, companies can also place their requirement by giving details on the job openings. The in-house software developed by the information technology department will match the requirement and the company will be informed about the workforce available as per their requirement,” said P Anbalagan, chief executive officer (CEO), MIDC.

“This will be done with the help of a dedicated cell of the MIDC. Once, intimated the company can start selection process and hire those who will be selected,” he added.

The portal has started getting response within hours after being launched. As many as 13,500 job seekers and 150 companies have registered on the portal on Monday.

On domicile condition, Desai said that they have a policy for the industries on providing 80% jobs to the locals and the domicile condition will work towards complying the state orders. “We have put only one condition that only those can register on the portal who have been staying in Maharashtra for last 15 years and possesses domicile certificate. This is being done to ensure that locals get the priority,” he said.

The state also has plans to provide training to all those wasn’t selected by the company for lack of skills. “In the next stage of the project, we are planning to provide the required skills to the unemployed people who could not get selected by a company because of lack of skills. This will ensure that no one who has applied on the portal will be left without a job,” said a senior official from state industries department.

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