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Rajasthan Govt Launches ‘iStart Talent Connect Portal’ To Boost Employment Opportunities In The State

SUMMARY

The Talent Connect Portal is just one of the many initiatives taken by the Rajasthan government to empower its startup ecosystem and boost employment opportunities

The platform, launched in collaboration with Jaipur-based startup Hyrefox, not only allows companies to discover potential talent but also lets them post job openings and connect with their future employees

The state government has created more than 29,000 jobs since the launch of its flagship iStart initiative in 2017

In a bid to boost employment opportunities in the state, the Rajasthan government recently (on October 6) launched the ‘iStart Talent Connect Portal’ at Jaipur’s Techno Hub. The portal, which has been unveiled under the state government’s flagship initiative, iStart Rajasthan, in collaboration with Jaipur-based startup Hyrefox, has been developed to serve as a user-friendly platform for both job providers and job seekers. 

The platform not only allows companies to discover potential talent but also lets them post job openings and connect with their future employees.

Prateek Jain, the CEO and cofounder of HyreFox said, “The website aims at catalysing the synergy between emerging businesses and skilled professionals, ultimately fostering a thriving work environment.”

Founded in 2018, HyreFox is a job hiring aggregator startup that connects startups and corporates with recruitment firms across India via its website. 

At the event, Navaldeep Singh, director, HyreFox, highlighted how the Talent Connect Portal can address the challenges faced by corporates and startups in finding the right candidates.

Chiming in, Jain said that the portal aims to bridge the divide between companies and job seekers while fostering connections between corporations, academic institutions, the government and students. 

The primary value proposition lies in efficient talent discovery and the absence of portal usage costs makes hiring cost-effective for businesses. The platform will also maintain a user database, facilitating the search for the right employees or companies.

The Talent Connect Portal is just one of the many initiatives taken by iStart to empower its startup ecosystem. Since its launch in 2017, iStart has played a pivotal role in nurturing local talent and supporting diverse new-age sectors and ventures. 

The state government’s iStart initiative provides a plethora of opportunities, including incubation centres, mentorship, networking and essential business support services, to regional startups. 

The initiative has resulted in the creation of more than 29,000 jobs in the state since 2017. While these efforts continue to nurture startups in the state, iStart has also attracted investor attention. 

Notably, Rajasthan-based startups have collectively raised more than $307 Mn between 2014 and H1 2023 from Indian and global investors like Peak XV Partners, Y Combinator, LetsVenture, Marwari Catalysts and Avaana Capital.

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