After helping over a lakh of migrants reach their home safely during the nationwide coronavirus lockdown, Bollywood actor and humanitarian Sonu Sood now want to help over two crore migrants get entry-level blue-collar jobs in next five years.

The free website and app, named 'Pravasi Rojgar', will digitally connect job providers with the job seekers. The 'Pravasi Rojgar' platform has already started finding job opportunities for aspirants in various sectors across the country. Not only the search, but the Sonu Sood's initiative will also train candidates to make them proficient for the job and industry.

According to the 'Pravasi Rojgar' website, over 450 employers have been onboarded and 1,00,000 job requirements have been aggregated after the launch. The the online platform has onboarded companies like Amazon, Sodexo, Max Healthcare and Portea.

"Our mission is to provide job linkages and career progression to millions of migrant workers who are in need of jobs," reads a message on the 'Pravasi Rojgar' website.

The 47-year-old actor have often times recalled his conversations would often revolve around how they were looking for the right work opportunity amid the pandemic.

"Lot of thinking, arranging and planning have gone into structuring this activity throughout the most recent couple of months, so as to guarantee that it is comprehensive and expands on the work previously being done in the nation. 

"Broad conferences have been held with top associations that're required at the grassroots level in skilling and setting the adolescent underneath the destitution line, NGOs, generous associations, government functionaries, system specialists, innovation new companies or more all the returned transients whom I have helped," Sood said in an announcement.

The initiative will be supported by community outreach in the villages to find the right employment opportunities for migrant workers in different parts of the country.

A helpline toll-free number 1800 121 664422 has been launched for people and employers to register their needs and requirements respectively.
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