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Role of employment exchanges in india

National Employment Service or Employment Exchange, operated by the Directorate General of Employment and Training, Ministry of Labour, runs over 900 Employment Exchanges in order to bring about a better matching of the demand for, and the supply of work opportunities. Job seekers register themselves with these Employment Exchanges and get notified as soon as any vacancy in the Government sector matches their desired profile.

According to the Employment Exchanges (Compulsory Notification of Vacancies) Act, 1959 in any State or area thereof, the employer in every establishment in public sector in that State or area shall, before filling up any vacancy in any employment in that establishment, notify that vacancy to such employment exchanges as may be prescribed.

Employment Exchanges play a significant role in assisting the youth in finding employment in paid jobs. They also assist them in starting Self-Employment Ventures through Vocational Guidance activities. Registering the applications of job-seekers and notifying them about vacancies, collection and dissemination of Employment Market Information, Vocational Guidance to students and the youth are the major functions of Employment Exchanges.


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