CanvasM launches employment service on phone

PTI New Delhi | Updated on June 03, 2011

Mahindra group company CanvasM today launched a Saral Rozgar service which will connect job seekers and employers directly through phone.

The company will charge Rs 30 per month from job seekers for accessing job related information and Rs 5 from job providers every time they call and connect with the job seeker.

“Job seeker will have to dial 1860 180 1100 to register themselves and get details of the service. He will be connected to our call centre through this number where our executive will register him and explain details,” CanvasM CEO, Mr Jagdish Mitra said here.

Job seekers will be able to pay either through cash cards available in the market or from their phone balance or bill. The caller will be charged for local call on calling the given phone number, he added.

On subscribing for the service, the job seeker will get information about vacancy through SMS and phone calls.

CanvasM has partnered with the Rashtriya Rozgar Mission to bring more jobs on board.

“Blue collar workers are prime target of this service. We are approaching industry trade associations to bring more job providers on board,” Mr Mitra said.

He added that till date the company has approximately 500 employers offering close to 4,000 vacancies. The service is at present providing jobs in Delhi NCR region.

“Job seekers can register from any part of the country,” Mr Mitra said.

The company plans to offer service across India from the second quarter of 2012.

“We want to expand one—by—one in different region of the country. By the second quarter of next year, we will have the service on pan-Indian level. Next launch of the service is planned in western region,” Mr Mitra said

He added that it is in talks with a leading telecom operator in India for launching Saral Rozgar service on their platform.

Published on June 03, 2011

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