Despite of the numbers of the youth potentials, the unemployment and underemployment are the most prevailing issue in the world. Youth unemployment rates are reportedly three times higher than adult rates, and about half of all unemployed people worldwide are under the age of 24. India is no exception to this global trend which has accelerated due to Covid-19 pandemic. Low household incomes and limited access to education drive young people into informal work at early ages. There is a significant number of youths who are ‘Not in Employment Education or Training’ and remains disengaged from the labour market. According to data from the Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy (CMIE), India’s unemployment rate has increased to 7.8 percent from 6.4 percent in the previous month as per the report in October 2022. Nearly ten percent (47.5 million) of the labour force held a regular job and had access to social security. As per the statistics, the unorganised sector employs the largest number of people (34.74 million) in the labour market, 89 per cent of total workforce in the country is still part of the informal sector (ICICI 2022 Report) who are neither into safe jobs nor into social securities.
St. John Bosco (1815-1888), an educator and a writer, popularly known as ‘Don Bosco’, dedicated his entire life for the welfare and progress of the youth, particularly the poor and the jobless youth. Following its founder’s footstep Don Bosco organisation globally has dedicated itself in the service of uplifting the underprivileged youth towards happiness, fulfilment, and a better life. To achieve this goal, a centre called Don Bosco Vazhikaatti, was initiated at Chennai in September 1997 in order to assist the youth in Career Guidance and Job Placement.
Don Bosco Job Placement Network, a pan India placement network is a pilot project taking the cue from the DB Vazhikaatti (a guide), to provide training and placements to the underprivileged and underserved that leads the young jobseeker into formal job market and cater safe, secure, and decent livelihood. We have been offering job opportunities in multiple sectors like, Manufacturing, Logistics, Banking & Finance, Healthcare, Textiles, Hospitality, Education, Agriculture, Telecom, Beauty, and Wellness etc., We train the jobseekers on various job acquiring skills to increase the possibility to acquire a better job. Don Bosco JPN has been instrumental in the First Step of the career of young Job Seekers through walk-in interviews, Campus Drives, Job fairs and Referrals services. Our regional offices are at Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi, Dimapur, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Ranchi, and Trichy (Tamil Nadu). Besides, we provide ongoing assistance to migrant workers through our Don Bosco help location services across India, which include information on short-term lodging, ticketing, financial services, legal aid, and healthy leisure activities. This has a positive impact on job seekers' retention, resulting in a better living situation for them. Don Bosco JPN has been recognised as a "Placement Organisation" by the National Career Services under the Central Government Ministry of Labour and Employment. Don Bosco JPN is parallelly working on building professional relationships with various State and Central Industrial bodies to expand the proximity of its Job Placement services.