Portal for job seekers and employers launched in Kerala
A new portal, providing single window facility for job seekers and employers, was inaugurated.

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.

Social media platform LinkedIn has been integrated into this initiative by KASE, a press release said.

Speaking at the launch yesterday, Kerala Labour minister, T P Ramakrishnan 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, he said, "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." 

Additional Chief Secretary, Labour and Skills,Tom Jose delivered the special address on the occasion.

Dr Sriram Venkitaraman, Managing Director, KASE and Director Employment and Training, who presided, made a presentation highlighting the salient features of the portal at the function.

In the phase I, employer and employee will register and job fairs, data analysis and job search and application using various parameters will be available.

In the second phase, a skill registry, digi locker facility and job blogs have been planned, he said.

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