39,287 people got employment through online job fairs and Mahaswayam web portal during the lockdown

Christel Deskins

The Maharashtra government has claimed that almost 40,000 people were provided jobs amid COVID-19 lockdown. Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Minister Nawab Malik said that the jobs were provided through online job fairs organized by the Department and Mahaswayam web portal. “A total of 39,287 unemployed got employment. 21, 572 were […]

The Maharashtra government has claimed that almost 40,000 people were provided jobs amid COVID-19 lockdown.

Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Minister Nawab Malik said that the jobs were provided through online job fairs organized by the Department and Mahaswayam web portal.

“A total of 39,287 unemployed got employment. 21, 572 were provided employment in the month of July alone, while 17,715 were given employment in between April to June,” said NCP Minister Nawab Malik.

The Department had launched a campaign at the district level for the Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay Online Employment Fair across the state. Following that, in July, 204 entrepreneurs had participated in the fairs and conducted online interviews for 19,078 seats.

The minister said that 18,153 job seekers had participated in the fair in which 1, 651 youth have got employment. The selection process is underway for the remaining seats.

“Efforts are being made by the department to provide employment to all the candidates. The department will continue to work on a campaign level for employment availability in the future as well.”

The minister also said that job-seeking youth should register on https://rojgar.mahaswayam.gov.in with their Aadhar number.

He also urged that candidates who have already registered should update their information, as well as private, public sector entrepreneurs, corporates who are looking for skilled candidates should also register on this web portal.

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