Improving worker skills and productivity in the informal sector through its vocational training programs, reskilling over 700,000 people in India.

According to the International Labor Organization, about 80 percent of India's workforce operates in the informal economy. This means around 400 million people's livelihoods depend on informal work, with no social protections. LabourNet is improving worker skills and productivity in the informal sector. So far, they have enabled over 750,000 people in India, with a goal to impact 10 million lives by 2022. Through their livelihood platform, LabourNet brings together the worlds of education, employment, and entrepreneurship to create intersections capable of mitigating poor wages and reduced productivity. With their various coaching programs, LabourNet helps workers of any age find apprenticeships, internships, and temporary or permanent employment. They provide informal workers with the requisite skills, support, and strategies to start and run their own micro-enterprises, including access to financing, market and backward linkages, benefits of social entitlements, and compliance services. Today, LabourNet has 143 livelihood centers and 912 work sites. They operate in 598 schools and have worked with 3,600 global partners across 28 industry sectors.


Employment Poverty Education Economic Inequality

Bengaluru, Karnataka, India


Gayathri Vasudevan

Gayathri Vasudevan (Co founder and CEO at LabourNet) has been an Unreasonable Fellow since November 2018 and most recently participated in Unreasonable Goals 2018.

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