Expanding access to job opportunities for rural youth in India
Monster.com has pledged to expand access to employment opportunities to some 40,000 villages across nine states in rural India through Rozgarduniya.com, an Internet job portal. Rozgarduniya.com, which means the world of employment opportunities in Hindi, is a joint initiative between Monster.com, and ITC Choupal, which are Internet-enabled kiosks set up by ITC Limited in villages throughout India.
The platform enables job seekers to access and apply for jobs through ITC Choupals. The bilingual site provides a credible recruitment tool for companies looking to hire local talent. For qualified candidates, the portal provides access to job information from companies expanding their reach into rural areas.
Launched in August 2009, Rozgarduniya.com is currently accessible in more than 3,000 villages. During the pilot phase, more than 325 jobs were posted and 144 job seekers were offered employment.