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TeamLease to Train & place 60,000 Tribal Youth of Gujarat

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TeamLease Services, India's largest staffing company, today announced that they have been awarded the project to train and place 60,000 tribal youth by the Gujarat Government. The project will extend over the next 5 years and the costs involved will be incurred by the Tribal Department, making the services free for youth. This is a pioneering, first-of-its-kind initiative in India for the benefit of the tribal community involving a State Government and TeamLease Services. The project is expected to go live by July 2010.

With the recent acquisition of Indian Institute of Job Training (IIJT), India's fastest growing vocational training company, TeamLease is uniquely placed to provide end-to-end services. While TeamLease ensures the employment end of the spectrum, IIJT ensures employability of the candidates. With this partnership, TeamLease is well equipped to provide Assessments, Counseling, Training and Placement services to the tribal youth in Gujarat.  This is expected to provide a much needed fillip to their employability and employment needs and enable opportunities for their integration into the mainstream.

'Gujarat is among India's most progressive states and there are several opportunities for job seekers here. The issue among the tribal population in Gujarat is the same as with the thousands of unemployed in India.  Most lack the necessary skills required to take advantage of the opportunities in the state and elsewhere and to be gainfully employed. TeamLease-IIJT will accurately assess and provide sound training for the candidates, thereby increasing their placement chances as well as their productivity at the work place. On a wider plane, this project can help offset various development-related challenges in tribal communities that have become an important national issue today,' commented Ashish Prasad, CEO of IIJT.

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According to Neeti Sharma, Vice President, TeamLease Services, 'We are happy to be associated with this prestigious project with Government of Gujarat. This will help bring quality training, employability assessment and placement services to sections of society which till now had little or no access to such services. This will not just play a key role in the upliftment of the tribal youth in Gujarat, but is an important element of the larger developmental paradigm in the country, particularly with regard to fringe communities. TeamLease has an avowed vision of “Putting India to Work” using the 3E's – Employment, Employability and Education and this project exemplifies that vision.'

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