Kerala launches State Job Portal with Linkedin integration


Trivandrum: Labour Minister, Shri T P Ramakrishnan launched the new State jobs portal, a unique single window facility for job-seekers and employers with Linkedin integration at a function held in Thiruvananthapuram.

The facility has been conceived and developed by Kerala Academy for Skills Excellence (KASE), the umbrella agency for skill development initiatives in the state, leveraging the possibilities of Information Technology, as a pioneering effort to bring together job seekers, employers and other job-providers on a single platform. Social media platform LinkedIn has been integrated into this initiative by KASE.

In his address, the Minister said, “The government will conduct a study to assess setting up skill centres in the state, and will also expand the industrial internship programme. KASE, in association with the Labour Commissionerate, will create a Labour Bank that will be linked to the jobs portal. The new portal is an opportunity for job seekers to find vacancies from primary level to management level. With the launch of the portal, job seekers and job providers will be on the same platform. Vacancies of private firms will also be posted here.”

Dr Sriram Venkitaraman IAS, MD, KASE and Director, Employment & Training, gave a presentation highlighting the salient features of the portal at the function. “In the phase-I, employer and employee registration; job fairs; data analysis and job search and application using various parameters will be available. In the second phase, there will be a skill registry; digi locker facility; learning management systems; job portal and skill registry mobile app; and job blogs have been planned for the website. The public can avail of the services of skilled labourers through this portal. Skilled manpower from the state can register as service providers. Moreover, there will be information regarding trending jobs.”

Sehraj Singh, Country Head of Public Policy, LinkedIn India elaborated on the association of the networking site LinkedIn with this portal.

Tom Jose IAS, Additional Chief Secretary, Labour & Skills, GoI; and C Prathapmohan Nair, COO, KASE; were among those present.

Kerala IT News


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