Coronavirus Outbreak: Sonu Sood launches app to support migrants looking for job opportunities

Sonu Sood's Pravasi Rojgar app will provide all necessary information and links to find jobs for migrant workers during the coronavirus outbreak

FP Staff July 23, 2020 13:17:01 IST
Coronavirus Outbreak: Sonu Sood launches app to support migrants looking for job opportunities

Actor Sonu Sood on Wednesday, 22 July, launched an app to offer support to workers in finding the right job opportunities in various sectors across the country.

Sood, who catapulted to national spotlight for his work in helping migrants reach their homes amid the COVID-19 pandemic, has come out with a free of cost online platform called Pravasi Rojgar, which will provide all the necessary information and right links to find jobs.

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The 47-year-old actor said while arranging travel for the migrants, their conversations would often revolve around how they were looking for the right work opportunity amid the pandemic.

"Lot of thinking, planning, and preparation have gone into designing this initiative over the last few months, in order to ensure that it is holistic and builds on the work already being done in the country."

"Extensive consultations have been held with top organisations that are involved at the grassroots level in skilling and placing the youth below the poverty line, NGOs, philanthropic organisations, government functionaries, strategy consultants, technology startups and above all the returned migrants whom I have helped," Sood said in a statement.

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Sonu Sood. Image from Twitter @ThisIsSunrise

The initiative will be supported by community outreach in the villages to find the right employment opportunities for migrant workers in different parts of the country.

According to the release, the online platform has over 500 reputed companies related to construction, apparel, healthcare, engineering, BPOs, security, automobile, e-commerce, and logistics sectors, offering job opportunities.

Pravasi Rojgar will also be offering specific job training programmes like spoken English.

A 24x7 helpline has been set up in New Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Coimbatore, Ahmedabad, and Thiruvananthapuram.

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(With inputs from Press Trust of India)

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