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

According to the International Labor Organization, just over 80% of India's workforce is 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. LabourNet does this through three verticals: Education, Employment, and Entrepreneurship. Through our livelihood platform we bring together the worlds of education, employment and enterpreneurship and create intersections needed to solve the problem of poor wages and decrease in productivity . LabourNet runs vocational training programs and conducts two day , three-month to three-year skilling programs. LabourNet helps workers find apprenticeships, internships, temporary or permanent employment. We 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, 912 work sites, and has worked with 3,600 partners. They operate in 598 schools and are involved in 28 industry sectors. We impact 6000 pin-codes across the country , present in 28 states.Our skilling spectrum has a broad horizon enabling a 15 year old upto 50 yrs to be engaged with us. We work with Global behemoths such as L'oreal, Honda and MothersonSumi. Through the livelihood platform


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 after participating in Unreasonable Goals 2018.

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