In a first-of-its-kind initiative in the country, Punjab Government on Thursday launched a unique Job Helpline for the unemployed job seekers of the state.
Launching the Punjab Job Helpline as part of the State Government’s flagship ‘Ghar Ghar Rozgar’ programme, Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh described it as a platform to generate massive job opportunities to lakhs of job seekers across the State every year, connecting them effectively with prospective employers.
The helpline aims to reach every household in Punjab and is designed to call 75,000 mobile and landline numbers daily. To enable the data that will get created through an operation of this scale, the Punjab Job Helpline has a 110-seat backend call centre.
The Chief Minister directed the state Employment Generation and Training Department’s secretary, which has come up with this initiative, to popularize it in a big way, to enable youth, especially those in the rural areas, to get maximum benefit from the helpline.
Capt Amarinder also asked the department to further intensify its efforts to provide more job opportunities to the youth, so that their massive latent potential could be fully tapped.
The Chief Minister was apprised during a brief presentation that through the Punjab Job Helpline, the government will identify jobseekers across the state, source vacancies from large corporates, SMEs, informal sector etc, and deliver suitable job opportunities directly to jobseekers, who will receive notifications about new job opportunities matching their profile via automated phone calls, SMS and WhatsApp.