Job placement set for BISP beneficiaries

KARACHI: Benazir Income Support Pragramme has achieved another milestone by arranging job placement for BISP beneficiaries, or nominated members from their families, with Pizza Hut Chain of food industry.

Selected internees are being trained by MCR (Pvt) Ltd for paid jobs in Pizza Hut Restaurants. Three BISP beneficiaries on the basis of interviews were selected by Pizza Hut, who completed their trainings and two of the trainees will start their job immediately. Though small, but it is the first step of BISP towards graduation of its beneficiaries out of poverty.

A job placement center has also been established at the premises of Korangi Association of Trade & Industry, where beneficiary, or nominated members from their families, could be linked with industrial units located in Korangi for on the jobs training and further employment with industries.

BISP signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Korangi Association of Trade & Industry and MCR Pvt Ltd (Chain of Pizza Hut) during the month of February 2014 to impart vocational training to the BISP beneficiaries and to provide trained labor workforce to the Trade & Food industry.

The main objectives of MOU are poverty reduction through job placement of successful trainees of BISP’s VTP, provision of trained labor work force to the industries, minimizing the shortage of skilled work force in different emerging trades and encouraging women to earn a sustainable livelihood.

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