OEC provided 6384 overseas jobs to Pakistanis

The Overseas Employment Corporation (OEC) has sent as many as 6,384 workers to different countries during the last five years – with the highest number of people from Punjab and lowest from Balochistan.

According to official data, provided to the National Assembly by the Ministry of Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development, the OEC . . . → Read More: OEC provided 6384 overseas jobs to Pakistanis

Privatization to be stopped by Labor Unions

Over 35 labour unions representing the staff of government institutions along with current and former members of parliament on Tuesday unanimously vowed to oppose any plans to privatise state enterprises.

The anti-privatisation conference at the National Press Club saw the main hall jam-packed with employees and federations of Pakistan Railways, Pakistan Institute of Medical . . . → Read More: Privatization to be stopped by Labor Unions

Love the sea but can’t live off it anymore

HYDERABAD: Bhagiani Thaimor, a mother of five children, sew clothes on manual sewing machine to earn bread and butter for her small family. Like others, she also started her career by working with elder men and women on boats or at jetties for sorting out fish.

Born in Allahdino Thaimor village near coastal town of . . . → Read More: Love the sea but can’t live off it anymore

THE PACKAGE

By Ghalib Sultan

After a 100 day gestation period a “youth package’ has been born and the announcement was made by no less a person than the Prime Minister himself in a special televised address to the nation. The package is ostensibly aimed at addressing the threat created by the combination of a . . . → Read More: THE PACKAGE

Too old for work?

After leading an active life, I suddenly find myself ‘shelved’ because of the age factor. True we all come with a predetermined expiry date, but until that date and time comes, to be ‘shelved’ because of the age factor is difficult to accept.

Trying to get a job is next to impossible simply because no one wants . . . → Read More: Too old for work?

UFONE decides to hold summer internship program

Ufone has decided to relaunch summer internship programme (SIP) for 2013, keeping in view its success last year, a statement said on Wednesday.

The SIP 2013 will commence in April at the national level with campus drives being held across the country during which students will have to take a test and give an interview . . . → Read More: UFONE decides to hold summer internship program

USAID helps Pakistani women entrepreneurs

Jamila, a mother of seven who lives near the Karachi airport with her husband and family, wanted to help support her family. Her husband, a day laborer, does not earn enough to cover the family’s basic needs. Jamila sold her own embroidery and beadwork, but had few orders and only earned $7 a month. Like . . . → Read More: USAID helps Pakistani women entrepreneurs

PTI to create 10 million new jobs through its industrial policy

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on Monday unveiled its nine-point industrial policy, vowing to revive the industry by restoring confidence of investors and create 10 million new jobs for youth by shifting focus to skill development.

“Industry in Pakistan is in dire straits due to a crippling energy crisis, lack of access to finance and skill shortages, . . . → Read More: PTI to create 10 million new jobs through its industrial policy

Workshop equips fresh graduates with entrepreneurial skills

Islamabad -Dec 02: A three-day workshop aimed at helping fresh graduates launch their own businesses after getting training in Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) concluded here today.

The workshop conducted by three international experts was organised by Education Programme of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) in collaboration with the National Training Bureau (NTB), a division . . . → Read More: Workshop equips fresh graduates with entrepreneurial skills

How to deal with unemployment?

By Nadeem Qureshi

Youth unemployment in Pakistan is reaching epidemic proportions. Some estimates put it as high as 35%, but the real number may well be higher. This is not a simple problem that can be fixed by tweaking a policy here or there.

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