• Senior citizens will now be able to apply for jobs from Oct 1

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    New Delhi: Senior citizens who are looking out for job opportunities, will now have the option to get back to their work mode as the government has released a first-of-its kind dedicated employment exchange for the senior citizens from October 1.

    Citizens above 60 will now be able to register on the employment exchange from October 1. Social Justice and empowerment secretary R Subrahmanyam in a statement said the platform will bring together various stakeholders for giving work opportunities to the elderly. To facilitate the process, the ministry has written to various industry associations such as the Confederation of Indian Industries (CII), Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) and the Association of Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (Assocham) to increase employment opportunities for elders.

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    Applicants above 60 will now be able to register with their credentials such as education, experience, skills and areas of interest.

    Recruiters will post jobs or projects along with specifications and criteria for those applying. The ministry, however, clarified that the portal does not guarantee jobs but will act as an enabler for those seeking employment.

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