An Employment Exchange is an organisation that provides employment assistance on the basis of qualification and experience. The Departments of Employment in various States of India allow unemployed educated youth residing in the respective States to pre-register for impending job vacancies occurring in different sectors of that State.
Employment Exchanges have been renamed as "Employment Guidance and Promotion Centres" as the focus is now on vocational guidance and career counselling besides registration, submission, placement, etc.
Employers can post their vacancies with employment exchanges and choose from among the registered candidates as per their requirements. Establishments in the private sector employing between 10–24 persons are being brought under the purview of the Act-The Employment Exchanges (Compulsory Notification of Vacancies) Act, 1959 for the purpose of submission of returns. This is likely to result in a more realistic estimate of employment in the organised sector. The employer is being mandated to furnish information relating to the result of selection against the vacancies notified within thirty days from the date of selection, to make the registration data more rational. The definitions of employee and employer are being broad based to include contract labour who have worked for more than 240 days in a year.
Note: For offline registration, users will have to visit their nearest Employment Exchange with all up-to-date qualification documents and experience certificates.
Jammu & Kashmir
Source: Portal Content Team