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'Vikas' means people getting jobs: CM Uddhav Thackeray launches Maha Jobs Portal

The Maha Jobs portal aims at making local manpower and employment opportunities available to companies and workers, respectively.

'Vikas' means people getting jobs: CM Uddhav Thackeray launches Maha Jobs Portal
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Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Monday launched the ‘Maha Jobs Portal’ to provide employment opportunities to the locals or domiciled persons. This move comes after reports of several layoffs amid the coronavirus pandemic which is causing a huge amount of unemployment in the state. 

This portal aims at making local manpower and employment opportunities available to companies and workers, respectively. The industrial employers and job seekers can register on the job portal - https://mahajobs.maharashtra.gov.in/ - run by the Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation (MIDC). 

“We have jobs available since the migrant workers from other states left for their respective homes. There are employment opportunities but no workers. We have launched the Maha Jobs Portal to bridge the gap between employers and local workers,” the Chief Minister said while speaking during a video conference. 

The Maha Jobs Portal will also ensure bridging the gap for manpower which has been created due to the mass exodus of migrant workers and labourers. This will also provide employment opportunities to skilled, semi-skilled and unskilled labour in the state. 

Speaking about the layoffs and salary cuts amid the coronavirus pandemic, Thackeray said that this was not right. He stated that the migrant workers or locals who have not returned to their homes were being sacked and their salaries were being cut. 

“For me, Vikas means that people get employment, earn a livelihood. But I notice a strange scenario. Despite Maharashtra government allowing industries to resume operations and inviting new investments, industries are slashing salaries of workers and are laying them off. This needs to be discussed,” Thackeray said in his address. 

Maharashtra Industries Minister Subhash Desai, who was present during the launch via video conference, said that through this portal job seekers will get employment opportunities in 17 sectors including engineering, chemical, pharmaceutical, logistics, textile among others. 

“Through this portal, the job seekers and employers come together. Our department will ensure that those looking for jobs are helped. This won’t be another portal to just provide information. A domicile certificate is compulsory to get jobs,” he said. 

During the launch of Maha Jobs Portal, Maharashtra Labour Minister Dilip Walse Patil, state Minority Affairs and Skill Development Minister Nawab Malik along with MoS for Industries Aditi Tatkare were also present at the occasion via video conference. 

Earlier, the Maharashtra government has set up a web portal - rojgar.mahaswayam.gov.in or www.mahaswayam.gov.in for the locals seeking employment in the industrial sector. Malik had asked the industry employers to list vacancies on the government’s web portal. 

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