Enabling livelihoods and improving real income wages of the informal sector by improving worker skill and productivity

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 skilled over 700,000 people in India, with a goal to impact 10 million lives by 2022. LabourNet does this through three verticals: Education, Employment, and Entrepreneurship. In the Education vertical, LabourNet runs vocational training programs and conducts three-month to three-year skilling programs. In their Employment intervention, LabourNet helps workers find apprenticeships, internships, temporary or permanent employment. Lastly, in their Entrepreneurship vertical, LabourNet provides 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. 

FOUNDED
2008

AREAS OF IMPACT
Employment Poverty Education Economic Inequality

HEADQUARTERS
Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

COMPANY SIZE
500+

Gayathri Vasudevan

Gayathri Vasudevan (Co founder and CEO) has been an Unreasonable Fellow since November 2018 after participating in Unreasonable Goals 2018.

Unreasonable Goals 2018
1
TERRITORIES OF OPERATION
$5.0M
MONEY RAISED

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