Labour Connect

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Labour Connect

Delhi, India
Organization type: 
nonprofit/ngo/citizen sector
Project Summary
Elevator Pitch

Concise Summary: Help us pitch this solution! Provide an explanation within 3-4 short sentences.

Labourconnect.org is a portal using web based application software to connect unorganized blue color informal sector to organized sector for better job opportunity and platform for informal sector workers to increase their livelihood by the use of technology.

About Project

Problem: What problem is this project trying to address?

Labourconnect.org is a joint initiative of NASVI (National Association of Street Vendors of India), and NIDAN. We at Labourconnect.org believe that we should not view this blue color jobs (informal sector workers) as nuisance but should be seen as an assets for job creation and helping our economy to grow. For blue-collar workers such as drivers, maids, cooks, and construction workers etc, finding out about the jobs available with various employers is often considered to be an arduous task and the employers, too especially urban population, struggle and sometime they don’t even find a right person they intend to fill. To minimize this gap NIDAN comes up with an idea of (Labour Connect).

Solution: What is the proposed solution? Please be specific!

Labourconnect.org is a portal using web based application software to connect unorganized blue color informal sector to organized sector for better job opportunity and platform for informal sector workers to increase their livelihood by the use of technology. At the moment, we're focusing on Delhi NCR, Uttrakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Harayana and Bihar areas as our first phase of launch and soon we will enter to other states with the help of our partners NASVI and NIDAN. It will help unorganised workers For blue-collar workers such as drivers, receptionists, office assistants, etc, finding out about the jobs available with various employers is often an arduous task. The employers, too, struggle to attract the right people for the various vacancies they intend to fill. The present situation, however, will soon be a thing of the past. Labour Connect, a job portal developed mainly for unorganised workers and to bridge the large gap between the demand and supply of skilled manpower.
Impact: How does it Work

Example: Walk us through a specific example(s) of how this solution makes a difference; include its primary activities.

1. Fresh as well as experienced unorganised workers can register with www.labourconnect.org, service providers, and job trainers can also register in the same way. Registration is free. 2. Since many candidates looking for jobs in the unorganised sector might not be proficient in using the internet and thereby creating their profiles properly, our field workers and vocational training institutes should submit the details on their behalf. 3. Currently, the portal offers information about jobs in Delhi NCR area only, in other states we are creating database of job seekers at the moment. 4. Labour Connect is building an online data repository to provide labour intelligence on blue collar jobs in India. It is intended to help participating organizations visualize the current and near-future size of the demand for blue collar workforce, while being able to populate the repository with their own data. The data is aggregated, anonymized and syndicated* for participants to gain from an overall perspective of the demand for blue collar workforce in their geography. The value that labourconnet offers to both its employers and job seekers is in its ability to provide access to critical job and job seeker information through various technology platforms. By leveraging web and mobile technology, labourconnet is able to scale and engage a wider audience creating greater efficiency for employers and having a social impact on job seekers. Employers can conveniently browse job seeker profiles based on salary, location, languages, employment background, skills and references.
Sustainability

Marketplace: Who else is addressing the problem outlined here? How does the proposed project differ from these approaches?

300 million working age, non-farm, informal sector workers with a mobile in the home. Various studies on India’s unorganized employable workforce range from 300 million to 360 million so Sean’s market size number is within the range. Interestingly, the size of the migrant population is 100 million – in other words, 1/3 of the informal sector workers are on the move.At this early stage of the informal sector job marketplace, labour connect doesn’t have a direct competitor.
About You
Organization:
NIDAN
About You
First Name

Anurag

Last Name

Shanker

About Your Organization
Organization Name

NIDAN

Country where this project is creating social impact

, DL, Delhi