Teamlease to launch job hotline from Aug 15

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Mumbai, Aug 12 (UNI) India's largest staffing company TeamLease today announced the launch of the first-ever job hotline of the country from August 15, to tackle the matching problem between the talent supply and jobs.

The jobline, to be provided in 11 languages, would initially assess only in English through 150 centres in the first phase and would be made available in 19 cities through the toll free number 600 12345. This would be spread to 50 cities in the second phase from November 15 and 100 cities by March 15 next year, TeamLease Chairman Manish Sabharwal told newsmen here today.

Stating that the government-run 1,100 employment exchanges across the country hardly provide 1.5 lakh jobs to 40 million registered, he said the job hotline would become a private employment exchange in the country.

He said the job melas, run by the company with several state governments, had brought into surface the need for such a hotline to tackle the matching and mismatch problem in the employment sector.

The move would enable the country to shift the profile of an employee who would be trained, if found inadequate in the assessment process and helped to find a suitable job.

Candidates who are not job ready, but near fits would receive counselling for training with Teamlease training partners, numbering 21, for periods ranging from eight days to six months and would be available in the job market with upgraded profile.

He said the hotline would offer help to many labour market outsiders, who have been handicapped in accessing India's growth.

He said a bigger problem faced by the country was unemployability with nearly 57 per cent of the Indian youth suffering from some kind of skill deprivation.

With more than 1,000 lines, TeamLease currently has over 80,000 employees in over 600 locations across the country, with an average monthly salary of Rs 8,500. Nearly 55 per cent of them were in sales and marketing segment.

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