Jan 16, Colombo: The plan to recruit 100,000 unskilled youths to multi-task human resource force has reached its final stage, the President’s Media Division said.
The plan is being implemented under the Vision for Progress envisaged in the election manifesto of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa.
The notification for calling of applications would be issued by January 20, 2020. The youths belonging to the poorest families are eligible to apply.
The program is expected to provide an income to the poorest families and raise their living standards.
Once recruited the youth will be provided with skills training and deploy to different public sector institutions for employment. While deploying them the youths will get priority to join an institution closer to their residences. Under this scheme, unemployed graduates will also get employment to manage this recruitment, training and job deployment.
The recruitment will be conducted under the supervision of Buddhist monks and other heads of religious places, government agents and public officials. The assistance of security force officials will also be provided for the recruitment process.
The youths will be employed in hospitals and government offices as unskilled workers and in other departments such as fisheries and wildlife after training them in the required skills. They will also be trained in skills such as carpentry, mason and other such vocations and deploy to the government services where such workers are required.