Tech Mahindra Ltd. a specialist in digital transformation, consulting and business re-engineering and part of USD 16.5 billion Mahindra Group announced its future plan to digitally revolutionize the Indian job marketplace in Bhubaneswar on Wednesday. The job card aims to provide a simple, easily accessible, and low-cost nationwide service to undergraduate jobs seekers and job providers. The service facilitates easy access to both jobs and candidates across India via mobile phone.
According to an official data, graduate unemployment rate in India in the 15-29 yrs. of age group is 33%. Out of the 12 million Indians joining the workforce every year, only 7% end up getting employed in the organized sector, while the rest are largely spread across the unorganized sector. Over the next two decades, India is estimated to add 25% to the world’s workforce. According to information submitted in the Odisha State Assembly in March last year, more than 11 lakh youths had registered themselves in different employment exchanges of the State.
Job-seekers can easily access the service by buying Saral Rozgar card for Rs. 50 and register through a voice call by dialing 1860-180-1100 from anywhere in India. The validity of the service is 60 days. The service helps jobseekers to create their first online resumes, thus helping them connect with potential corporate and mainstream employers. Currently, Saral Rozgar’s customer care centre supports eight major Indian languages including Oriya, Bangla, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi and Hindi.
Additionally, SMEs or Entrepreneurs can also reach them via voice call. Once the employers short-list jobseekers, they can approach shortlisted candidates with one click via SMS or via automated voice calls in the jobseeker’s preferred regional language. Candidates can then connect with employers directly.
At the event, Vivek Chandok, Vice President, Mobility, Tech Mahindra, said, “In the past two years, we have registered more than two million subscribers across 800 locations in India, and have successfully engaged more than 50,000 job seekers with prospective employers. While the Central government’s ‘Make in India’ initiative aims to make India a manufacturing hub by 2020, we at Tech Mahindra strive to bridge the communication gap between the blue collared job seeker and provider by creating a unique mobile job marketplace. We hope that our endeavour will provide boost to the Government’s remarkable step. With over one million youths reported unemployed in Odisha, we aim to connect more than 2 lakh job seekers to relevant employers in this year”.
Mayuk Dasgupta, Head – Saral Rozgar, said, “Currently Saral Rozgar has more than 1.5 Lac job openings in 100 plus blue collared and entry level job categories at PAN India level. Our biggest opportunity today is to spread this revolution across the nation. Helping a job seeker create a digital resume in minutes is a first step towards this revolution especially in the rural areas. Major corporate houses and small and medium-scale enterprises can avail this service and help them to source these resources faster. This service also eliminates the dependency on any intermediaries like manpower contractors, agents; and hence Saral Rozgar helps in reducing the cost of talent acquisition for entry level positions. By the end of 2016 we hope to achieve a registered subscriber base of 10 million job seekers across India.
He further added, “Saral Rozgar cards are available across more than 5000 Telecom Recharge and FMCG Kirana outlets in major cities of Odisha like Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Sambalpur, Bargarh, Bhadrak, Balasore, Jharsuguda, Rourkela, Angul, Behrampur, Jagatsinghpur, Nayagarh and Jajpur. There are also approximately 8000 job vacancies across 50 major job categories which have been identified so far. These job categories include entry level and blue collared jobs like Security Guard, House Keeping, Stewards, Cooks, Computer Operator/ Data Entry, Helper, Domestic Call Centre, Tele Caller, Automobile Mechanics, Factory and Site Supervisors, Delivery / Courier Boys, Store Keeper/ Warehouse Assistants, Architectural Assistant, Field Sales, Retail, Plumber, Electrician, Fitter, Welder and others.
Saral Rozgar has been acclaimed by initiatives such as NYKS under the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, the National Skill Development Corporation of India (NSDC), DGET, Ministry of Labor and Employment and the Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) to facilitate the job search for the students enrolled for various vocational training courses spread across the study centers in India. Additionally, it has received several accolades from national and international bodies of repute for INNOVATION.