The Maharashtra government on Monday launched the Mahajobs Portal which will connect the local workforce with employers online and provide employment opportunities to people of the state.

Under the Magnetic Maharashtra 2.0 initiative, the state government has signed 12 MoUs with investment intention of Rs 16,000 crore which will further create employment opportunities for locals. (Photo: Reuters)

Maharashtra government on Monday launched a job portal to provide employment to skilled, semi-skilled individuals who have been economically hit by the coronavirus lockdown. According to the government, preference will be given to applicants whose domicile (sons of the soil) is in Maharashtra. The portal will bring together employees and employers on one platform.

Announcing the measure, the Maharashtra Chief Minister’s Office in a tweet said, “CM Uddhav Balasaheb Thackeray launched the Mahajobs Portal today. This portal aims at making local manpower and employment opportunities available to companies and workers respectively.”

The Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation (MIDC) will run this portal across 17 sectors and 950+ job roles for recruitment of locals. According to a survey done by the MIDC, 3,300 industrial units which opened up after lockdown have indicated the requirement of 50,000 employees.

Under the Magnetic Maharashtra 2.0 initiative, the state government has signed 12 MoUs with investment intention of Rs 16,000 crore which will further create employment opportunities for locals. The only challenge for the job portal will be getting employers to hire employees through this portal and making workers in the state aware of the portal.

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