Bid to create more jobs for students

  • LinkedIn signs MoU with HRD Ministry

NEW DELHI: LinkedIn, the professional networking service that operates via websites signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Human Resources Development Ministry to create more job opportunities for students across the country.

According to the agreement, all colleges affiliated with All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) will adopt “Placements” product launched recently by LinkedIn.

Placements product will provide level playing field for all students irrespective of their location, college and allow them to take online assessment test and provide them with access to thousands of vacancies in top corporates in the country.

LinkedIn opened placements product in September 2016 to students at all colleges and universities in India. The service has already received a lot of interest from students and job seekers, with 1.2 million job applications and over two lakh student registrations in less than 2 months.

“Our objective with Placements is to help India’s best talent get access to job opportunities, regardless of their location. With this partnership, we are excited to see our vision quickly become a reality,” said Akshay Kothari, Country Manager and Head of Product, LinkedIn India.

The Indian job market is not very straight forward, and competing companies like Naukri.com and Timesjobs already have a strong user base.

Millions of students graduate every year, and the number of jobs available in the market is relatively low. Placements also make it a tad easier for fresh graduates to apply to dream companies that were out of reach earlier.

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