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Jobs scheme for garments off to slow start

Admin| Apr 16, 2017 - 11:32 PM

Jobs scheme for garments off to slow start

According to the labour ministry sources, the tepid start is because of the slow implementation of the scheme and not enough publicity for it. (Reuters)

The special package for the garment sector unveiled by the Modi government in June last year doesn’t appear to have made instant appeal to the firms in this labour-intensive industry. Despite a crucial component of the package that the government will bear the entire 12% employer’s contribution to the employees provident fund (EPF) ......

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Flipkart rehires Manish Kumar as VP business development

Admin| Feb 11, 2017 - 12:00 AM

Flipkart rehires Manish Kumar as VP business development

BENGALURU: The appointment of Kalyan Krishnamurthy to helm Flipkart has seen a return of the old­ guard to run new ventures. The company has hired back Manish Kumar, former senior director of retail at the company as vice­-president of business development.

According to one source familiar with the development, Kumar will lead the grocery business for the Bengaluru-­based online retail major. Nitin Rajput, cofounder of Bollywood content company ‘Chakpak’ which was a......

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Crisil says FM should focus on job creation in Budget 2017

Admin| Jan 27, 2017 - 10:46 PM

Crisil says FM should focus on job creation in Budget 2017

Stating that employment has not been increasing in the last three years, rating agency CrisilBSE -0.55 % today said creating jobs should be the top focus of the Finance Minister in his third budget to be presented on February 1. 


"The last three years have seen a slow but steady uptick in economic growth, but it is likely that this hasn't been accompanied by commensurate job increase in employment and that those sectors which grew faster have low labour intensity and share in overall output......

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Good work gets done when great minds come together: Chumbak's Vivek Prabhakar

Admin| Jan 20, 2017 - 10:23 PM

Good work gets done when great minds come together: Chumbak's Vivek Prabhakar

My first 100 days at work

My first job was as a marketing executive at Titan. Things were moving at breakneck speed at the time. I had to work on the mandate of finding a new public relations agency, put together a store-opening process and begin work on our summer campaign. I found myself juggling operations and brands, while just a few months ago my biggest concern had been having enough pocket money for college.

My worst mistake

I was always moving so fast because there was so much to d......

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National manufacturing policy aims to provide 100 million new jobs

Admin| Dec 04, 2016 - 10:36 PM

National manufacturing policy aims to provide 100 million new jobs

The national manufacturing policy aims to provide 100 million jobs, out of which 25 per cent new positions will be hi­-tech and the remaining 75 per cent will be medium tech, a senior government official said here.

“The national manufacturing policy aims to provide 100 million jobs, out of which 25 per cent new jobs will be hi­tech and the remaining 75 per cent will be medium tech,” Department of Heavy Industry Secretary Girish Shankar said here.

“Currently 80% o......

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National manufacturing policy aims to provide 100 million new jobs

Admin| Dec 01, 2016 - 10:18 PM

National manufacturing policy aims to provide 100 million new jobs

The national manufacturing policy aims to provide 100 million jobs, out of which 25 per cent new positions will be hi-tech and the remaining 75 per cent will be medium tech, a senior government official said here.

"The national manufacturing policy aims to provide 100 million jobs, out of which 25 per cent new jobs will be hi-tech and the remaining 75 per cent will be medium tech," Department of Heavy Industry Secretary Girish Shankar said here.

"Currently 80% of the present jobs are low tech a......

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Tata Steel Kalinganagar plant generates 17,000 job opportunities

Admin| Sep 14, 2016 - 09:58 AM

Tata Steel Kalinganagar plant generates 17,000 job opportunities

BHUBANESWAR: Tata SteelBSE -1.85 %'s Kalinganagar plant in Odisha today claimed to have generated direct and indirect employment opportunities for over 17,000 persons.

Tata Steel is setting up a 6 MTPA capacity integrated steel plant in two phases of 3 MTPA each at Kalinganagar in Jajpur district, a company release said.

The first phase of 3 MTPA was dedicated to the state in November, 2015.

The plant, which commenced commercial production in May this year, has generated direct employment o......

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Employment Outlook improves; Make in India impact ebbs: TeamLease report

Admin| May 11, 2016 - 11:53 AM

The hiring euphoria around the Make in India initiative seems to have dimmed somewhat, even as the overall employment outlook for the April-September period reaches a three-year high, the latest halfyearly TeamLease Employment Outlook Report has indicated. 

The report published by the staffing firm has found a hint of downward sentiment associated with the Modi government's pet initiative, which was a critical driver of employment sentiment for the past year. Employment generation — b......

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