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Wages under rural job scheme MGNREGS could be raised

Any upward revision of wages will mean more money in the hands of farmers and could help the government improve slack rural demand that has pulled down overall economic growth. (Reuters image) The rural development ministry proposes to increase daily wages for the poor under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS) by between Rs13 and Rs32 for ... Read More »

LinkedIn makes all job interviews virtual due to coronavirus

LinkedIn is informing job candidates that they have the option to conduct their interviews virtually or delay it until an unspecified date in the future out of caution for the ongoing novel coronavirus outbreak, according to an email sent to one applicant from LinkedIn’s staffing team. “In light of the recent coronavirus outbreak and with everyone’s health being LinkedIn’s #1 ... Read More »

With a job fair for the LGBTQI community, corporate India takes a small step towards inclusivity

India Inc appears to have come out of the closet. On February 22, New Delhi hosted a job fair meant exclusively for members of the LGBTQI community. Called RISE, short for Reimagining Inclusion for Social Equity, it was a day filled with panel discussions about diversity and inclusion, masterclasses, movie screenings, and jobs. Over 1,000 applicants attended the fair that ... Read More »

Holding on to a job after age 50 isn’t always easy

You have 15 or fewer years until retirement, you have a sound retirement financial plan that is adequately funded, and you’re counting down the years. And then, out of the blue, you’re let go. Your retirement financial plan becomes suddenly irrelevant, since it had assumed several more years of peak earnings, along with commensurately larger contributions to your 401(k). Your ... Read More »

Infra development through PPP to spur growth, create job; Projects worth Rs 27,514 cr in FY20 till date

NEW DELHI: Infrastructure development through pubic-private partnership spurs economic growth besides crating jobs and a related committee has approved projects worth Rs 27,514 crore this fiscal till date, a budget document said. It also said that government’s push towards infrastructure projects is expected to boost capital expenditure by 1.9 per cent of GDP by 2022-23. Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman had tabled the Union Budget ... Read More »

Are you looking for a job? Log in to these 4 HR tech platforms providing niche jobs in India

Are you looking for a job? Log in to these 4 HR tech platforms providing niche jobs in India With a number of career options/companies available, the job search is the most daunting task now a day. Looking for a job change is really challenging as it requires a lot of research & time investment. Thanks to the explosion in ... Read More »

Cyber security professionals in big demand: Over 67,000 job openings, says estimate

MUMBAI: Cyber security professionals are among the most sought-after talent this year as companies across sectors seek to strengthen their data security. There are currently over 67,000 job openings in cyber security in the country, according to an estimate by specialist staffing firm Xpheno that was shared exclusively with ET. These include application security, threat management, cloud security, information security, network security, and ... Read More »

This young ‘Roadies’ is creating equal job opportunities for India’s LGBTQ+ community

There are no official demographics for the LGBTQ+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer) population in India, but government data from 2012 suggests that around 2.5 million people in India are homosexual. These figures are only based on individuals who have spoken up about belonging to the community to the Ministry of Health. Ankita Mehra Despite the 2018 landmark judgement of the ... Read More »

How To Recover From These Three Unavoidable Job Search Setbacks

Few things in life will test your patience more than a job search. As the weeks and months pass by, you may grow fatigued by what can feel like endless waiting for the right opportunity. Unfortunately, many people are shaken by disappointments and quit their job search too early, resigning themselves to staying in a bad work situation or accepting ... Read More »

Skip the résumé race, crack a hackathon to land that dream job

BENGALURU : A few years ago, Akanshi Srivastava was the only woman in a Google Developers Group. Recently, she participated in a hackathon in Bengaluru organized by Skillenza for Indonesian on-demand services company Gojek. SheHack, as it was called, had only women. It felt good to be surrounded by women hackers, she says, because breaking stereotypes is what her generation loves ... Read More »