Welspun India to employ over 500 migrant workers

Workers will also be given relevant training to do their jobs at the textile company’s manufacturing units in Gujarat

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Welspun India, in partnership with the Pravasi Rojgar Yojana, is looking at providing a means of livelihood to 500-600 skilled and unskilled migrant workers who became jobless during the pandemic. These workers will be given suitable jobs at the home textile company’s manufacturing units in Anjar and Vapi, in Gujarat.

This initiative will benefit workers from Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan, whose travel expenses will be borne by Welspun. These workers will enjoy accommodation, medical as well as canteen facilities at the manufacturing plants. The unskilled workers will be provided relevant training to make them fit for their jobs.

This move, according to Dipali Goenka, Jt MD & CEO, Welspun India, is the Company’s way of helping “ migrant workers get back on their feet”.

The Penta Protocol, which is a five-layered security framework, has been implemented at the manufacturing facilities, to ensure the safety, health and wellbeing of the workers. As per the framework, not only social distancing, but thermal scanning, sanitisation and other rules and workplace practices are being strictly followed.

Welspun India, which has its distribution network in over 50 countries and world-class manufacturing units in India, has partnered with film actor Sonu Sood’s Pravasi Rojgar Yojana at the right time. Sood’s initiative also offers a job portal called Pravasi Rojgar Portal and Mobile App, whose main aim is to link registered employers with job seekers, who returned to their hometowns during the pandemic.

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