New Delhi: Bollywood actor Sonu Sood and vocational skill provider Schoolnet have formed a joint venture with Temasek-backed job matching platform GoodWorker having an initial investment of Rs 250 crore to assist blue-collar workers with employment and skilling.
The technology platform aims to reach 10 crore blue-collar workers across the country by providing access to good jobs and career progression through upskilling services, followed by financial, healthcare and social security services.
GoodWorker, founded by Singapore-headquartered global investment company Temasek, will make an investment of Rs 250 crore in this joint venture.
The joint venture will formally launch its product offerings early next year.
What is Pravasi Rojgar portal?
Pravasi Rojgar was launched by Sonu Sood along with Schoolnet in July 2020 as an employment portal for job-seekers, especially migrants, after millions lost jobs in the pandemic and went back to their native places.
This initiative has already onboarded over 10 lakh job seekers and thousands of employers within just four months of its launch.
Sonu Sood told news Agency PTI, “This partnership will help in realising my dream of providing a better life and securing livelihood for millions of youths. With this we aim to give the migratory workers an opportunity to upskill and improve their job prospects.”
Sood had helped hundreds of migrant workers, who were stranded without jobs or place to stay, reach their homes during the lockdown, a step taken by the government to curb the spread of COVID-19 pandemic.