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Nepali gov't to arrange jobs for unemployed youths


11:17, August 16, 2011

KATHMANDU, Aug. 16 (Xinhua) -- Nepali government is all set to initiate employment arrangement process for unemployed youths that have registered themselves at Employment Information Centers (EICs) in Kathmandu and Biratnagar under the Skills for Employment program.

According to Tuesday's Republica daily, the Department of Labor (DoL), which has been overseeing the program, has already converted EICs in Kathmandu and Biratnagar into Employment Exchange Centers from this year to arrange jobs for the unemployed youths.

"We are preparing to recommend the names of the applicants to different business organizations from this year," said Man Bahadur BK, director general of DoL.

The government has been collecting information details of unemployed youths through the EICs at Labor Offices in all 14 zones across the country.

According to the department, more than 35,000 youths have already registered their applications with personal details. Through the budget for the fiscal year 2011/12, the government has announced to develop National Skill Record to ensure effective information flow between employers and aspiring youths.

The government has allocated 1 million Nepali rupees (about 14, 000 U.S. dollars) to initiate the process of recommending jobs to unemployed youths through necessary negotiations with the employers concerned.


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