14 Jul

Govt says Employment Exchanges would become Career Centres:

New Delhi: The 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 3,785 workers were affected in 2013 due to closure of 92 units. The number of workers affected was 1,603 in 2012 following the closure of 45 units. In 2011, 89 units had shut down and 4,274 workers were affected.

He added that the government has decided to transform employment exchanges into career centres to connect youth with job opportunities in a transparent and effective manner through the use of technology as well as through counselling and training.

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