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Workers at a metro construction site in Mumbai (representational image) | Photo: ANI

India added 7 crore jobs in June — mostly daily wagers, farmers and small businesses

About 12 crore jobs were lost due to the lockdown in April, but things are gradually improving. However, only 39 lakh new salaried jobs have been created.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Assocham event in New Delhi on 20 December | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Present a National Employment Policy for long-term in 4 months: PM Modi tells GoM

At a meeting with PM Modi, a GoM on skill development and employment suggests setting up a Central Board of Vocational Education on the lines of CBSE.
Thousands of people wait for their turn | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

Yogi govt completes skill-mapping of 23.5 lakh migrant workers, 18 lakh want jobs in UP

UP govt survey says 77% of these 23.5 lakh migrant workers want to stay back and work in the state, as of 2 June. Of the total, 16.6 lakh are unskilled labourers.
A shop that reopened in May at Delhi's Nai Sarak | Photo: ANI

India added 2.1 crore jobs in May, after hitting rock-bottom in April: CMIE

Only 28 crore people had jobs in April, down from 39.6 crore in March. But with partial lifting of lockdown, small traders & wage labourers got employed again.
People rest on a temporary stage in Mumbai, India | Representational image | Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

Jobs are a memory for millions now. If migrants don’t return, productivity will be a memory

How many migrants will risk another life-and-death experience? Will employers be forced to offer better terms to get them back? The future invites many questions.
A newspaper vendor at a distribution centre in New Delhi | Anindito Mukherjee/Bloomberg

Job losses, pay cuts, editions shut — coronavirus triggers new crisis for Indian media

Print media is the hardest hit due to dwindling ads and disruption in circulation, with myths and paranoia about coronavirus spreading through newspapers only adding to the problem.
Homeless people and migrant workers stand in queue for food at a shelter home in Delhi | Manisha Mondal| ThePrint

India lost more jobs due to coronavirus lockdown than US did during Depression

New CMIE data shows mind-boggling rise in unemployment since India imposed a nationwide lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic. Modi government must step in.
Punjab Finance Minister Manpreet Singh Badal dellivering a speech in assembly during the budget session

Punjab govt’s big employment plan — retirement age cut to 58 to free up posts for youth

The Punjab government, which will face its next electoral test in early 2022, has been receiving criticism over failing to fulfill its promise on employment.
Business people

Why resumes are a terrible way to hire people

A century of data shows that candidate with the highest number of degrees & work experiences — even in the 'right' industry — isn’t always the 'right' one.

Dubai’s jobs are vanishing at the fastest pace in a decade

Across the U.A.E., as a whole, business conditions fell into contraction last month for the first time ever.

On Camera

BJP leader Wasim Bari | @DrJitendraSingh | Twitter

Why BJP and RSS workers are the new targets of militants in Kashmir

The murder of BJP leader Wasim Bari in Bandipora is another reminder that we must be steadfast in our resolve to completely erase militancy from Kashmir.
Representational image of a coal mine | Source: Twitter/@coalindiahq

India to raise Rs 20,000 cr by selling stakes in Coal India & a PSU bank to fund stimulus

In case of Coal India, if valuations are not attractive, the company will buy back shares from the government, officials said.


Representational image. A file photo of an Indian Air Force Cheetah helicopter. | Photo: Commons

Armed forces to limit flying Cheetah choppers as Covid hits spares production at HAL

HAL has reduced spare production for the ageing Cheetahs, and it has been communicated to the forces that the shortage is expected to last around 3 months.
Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) men in Maharashtra | ANI

Read my lips, forget the camera

Say Central forces' angry soldiers. They need reform, committed leaders. And very sensitive handling.