KATHMANDU, Feb 12: Members of the National Assembly expressed concerns about the increasing migration of youth seeking employment abroad and emphasized the need for collective efforts to establish good governance and achieve prosperity.

KATHMANDU, Jan 3: For years, a significant number of Nepali youths have been seeking employment abroad due to the challenges of finding jobs within the country. The lack of interest among Nepali youths in the available domestic job opportunities has resulted in a significant surge of foreigners coming to Nepal to work in various fields. The remittances sent back to their home countries by these foreign workers contribute significantly to their economies. In the first five months of the current fiscal year (mid-July to mid-December), 414 foreign nationals were granted work permits in Nepal, while during the same period, approximately 300,000 Nepalis migrated abroad for employment.

KATHMANDU, Dec 30: CPN-UML Chairman KP Sharma Oli has said that the government should provide employment and relief to the families of Sujan Rawat and Birendra Shah who lost their lives in the Balkumari incident.

KATHMANDU, Dec 14: Minister for Labor, Employment and Social Security, Sharat Singh Bhandari, has stressed the need for systematizing the labor market preparing the will to carry out work through collective initiatives.

Number of single women increases in Nepal

November 25, 2023 21:00 pm

KATHMANDU, Nov 25: The number of single women in Nepal has increased of late, according to the latest report. In 2011, single women accounted for 1.5 percent of the total population in Nepal, but by 2021, this percentage has reached 7.3 percent.

JUMLA, Nov 18: The youth of Jumla are forced to go to Kalapahad (India) for job opportunities as they don’t see any possibility of employment at their own place, despite the presence of three layers of government.

It is imperative to remember that it is not the departure of students that will haunt us, but it is their unwillingness to return that will.

KATHMANDU, July 9: The immigration office at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) has returned back 15 Nepali workers who were aspiring to go abroad for foreign employment. According to the Department of Immigration, 15 Nepali workers including 13 women and 2 men who were going to Jordan were stopped by the TIA immigration office on Sunday morning as they did not have any visas.

Why are youths leaving the country? I asked the question to a class of pre-diploma level students in Saraswati Higher Secondary in Ghorahi, Dang.The answer was spontaneous and unanimous – because there are no opportunities in the country. I wasn’t surprised by the response as it has been the popular narrative in the country.

KATHMANDU, May 23: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal has said the policies and programmes presented by the government in the parliament are focused on increasing production and creating employment.

KATHMANDU, March 16: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal has directed the bodies concerned not to create unnecessary hassles for the youths going abroad for employment.

KATHMANDU, Jan 6: The Embassy of Nepal in South Africa has requested Nepali citizens aspiring for jobs in South Africa to visit the country only after obtaining a work permit according to the prevailing laws of the Government of Nepal.

Saving Nepal’s Tourism Industry

December 23, 2022 09:15 am

Tourism accounts for 6.7 percent of Nepal’s GDP, as per the latest World Bank report. The tourism industry in Nepal also accounts for direct and indirect employment of over a million people. There is no denying that tourism is crucial for the country’s economy. Unfortunately, the travel industry in Nepal is under threat.

KATHMANDU, Dec 4: Minister for Labor, Employment and Social Security, Sher Bahadur Kunwar has said that the government should be able to create jobs for Nepali citizens in their own country.

KATHMANDU, August 12: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has stressed the need for developing youth entrepreneurship to reduce educated unemployment.

KATHMANDU, August 1: Minister for Labor, Employment and Social Security, Sher Bahadur Kunwar has pressed an idea for creating a ‘job atmosphere’ for the domestic workforce within the country.

KATHMANDU, June 19: Nepali Congress (NC) senior leader Ram Chandra Poudel has stressed the need for making a plan to create job opportunities and generate income within villages.

DAMAULI, March 8: Nepali Congress (NC) senior leader Ram Chandra Paudel has stressed the need for creating job opportunities in the villages themselves.

KATHMANDU, March 3: Minister for Communication and Information Technology Gyanendra Bahadur Karki has said that the government aims to complete the MCC compact project within five years.

KATHMANDU, Jan 21: The Nepali Embassy in Israel welcomed the migrant workers who reached there for work. The Nepali workers were welcomed by a joint team of the Israeli Health Ministry and Immigration Authority and the Nepali Embassy at Ben Gurion International Airport.

KATHMANDU, Jan 20: A total of 99 Nepali youth workers set out for Israel in the first phase as per an agreement related to temporary employment of Nepali workers in Israel. Ninety nine Nepali workers, including 63 women and 36 men left for Israel on Wednesday evening.

SURKHET, Jan 9: Karnali Chief Minister of Karnali Province Jeevan Bahadur Shahi has said that employment will be provided to people who have returned from India. He said that the provincial government was ready to create an environment to use the skills learned in India at home.

KATHMANDU, Dec 3: Nepal and Qatar have decided to review the labor agreement between the two countries. Decisions have been made to review the labor agreement reached at the fourth meeting of Qatar Joint Committee in 2005.

KATHMANDU, Nov 17: Israel, which is an attractive labor destination for Nepalis, has said it is positive to create more employment opportunities for Nepali workers.

DAMAULI, Nov 5: Minister for Labour, Employment and Social Security, Krishna Kumar Shrestha has spoken of the need of handing over the unique culture and tradition to the future generation.

KATHMANDU, August 13: Employment in South Korea, which has been suspended for nearly a year and a half, will take some time to resume. According to the Department of Foreign Employment, it will take time for the resumption of the employment due to the failure of the government to manage direct flights as per the conditions set by South Korea.

KATHMANDU, Jan 21: An 'Implementation Protocol' was signed between Nepal and Israel on Thursday for the implementation of 'Agreement related to temporary employment of Nepali workers in the labor market of Israel'. The latter agreement was signed on September 30, 2020.

NEW YORK, April 24: Unemployment in the U.S. is swelling to levels last seen during the Great Depression of the 1930s, with 1 in 6 American workers thrown out of a job by the coronavirus, according to new data released Thursday. In response to the deepening economic crisis, the House passed a nearly $500 billion spending package to help buckled businesses and hospitals.

A greater depression?

March 29, 2020 08:51 am

NEW YORK – The shock to the global economy from COVID-19 has been both faster and more severe than the 2008 global financial crisis (GFC) and even the Great Depression. In those two previous episodes, stock markets collapsed by 50 percent or more, credit markets froze up, massive bankruptcies followed, unemployment rates soared above 10 percent, and GDP contracted at an annualized rate of 10 percent or more. But all of this took around three years to play out. In the current crisis, similarly dire macroeconomic and financial outcomes have materialized in three weeks.

KATHMANDU, Feb 15: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has said the government built a basis in its first year and was now moving forward towards the 'year of achievement.

KATHMANDU, Jan 28: Minister for Education, Science and Technology Girirajmani Pokharel has said that education should be linked up with employment.

Prioritizing skills and trainings

August 26, 2019 13:27 pm

Nothing is perfect. The desire to achieve, if not perfect but even close to perfectness, is life’s unyielding truth. Everyone aspires and has goals, everyone starts from square one and sets upon a path to find what we truly want to achieve, the life that we so heartily desire.

KATHMANDU, Aug 2: The government has provided employment to nearly 175,909 people through 6,864 projects across the country run by various local units under the Prime Minister Employment Program in Fiscal Year 2018/19.

KATHMANDU, July 13: The District Court of Kathmandu has acquitted the operator of Malaysia VLN Nepal Ram Shrestha on the charge of overcharging Nepali for visa processing.

KATHMANDU, July 1: With an objective to identifying opportunities and gaps for employment creation and developing a dialogue-led consensus towards tackling pertinent labor and employment issues in Nepal, the government is hosting a two-day ‘National Labor and Employment Conference’ starting Sunday.

BHADRAPUR, June 21: The number of youths mobilized from 14 local levels for various activities under the Prime Minister Employment Programme has reached 2,753 in the district this year.

KATHMANDU, June 20: The Nepali Embassy in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, has urged the foreign employment agencies in Nepal not to send any Nepali workers to Saudi Arabia until they were ensured of minimum facilities as determined by the Government of Nepal.

KATHMANDU, June 8: The Korean Language Test under the Employment Permit System (EPS)  started on Saturday. The examination will conclude on Sunday.

KATHMANDU, June 8: The government has rolled back its plan of employing all youths by Fiscal Year 2022/23, as per the recently announced budget and programs for Fiscal Year 2019/20.

KATHMANDU, May 30: The government has decided to implement the Prime Minister Employment Program (PMEP) more effectively and in a result-oriented manner in FY2019/20.

ILAM, May 18: Minister for Labor, Employment, and Social Security Gokarna Bista on Friday assured tea laborers of Ilam that they will be paid the minimum wage.

KATHMANDU, May 15: The Human Trafficking Control Section at the Ministry of Women, Children and Senior Citizens (MoWCSC) is planning to work on the concluding observations made in November 2018 by the UN CEDAW (Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against women) Committee on Nepal's sixth periodic report.

KATHMANDU, May 8: Former Finance Minister Gyanendra Bahadur Karki has urged the government to give high priority on poverty reduction and unemployment in the fiscal year budget.

KATHMANDU, April 16: Former Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal has stressed the need for diversification, industrialization, and modernization in the agriculture sector of Nepal.

Give job, more than law

March 31, 2019 01:05 am

“A man willing to work, and unable to find a work, is perhaps the saddest sight that fortune’s inequality exhibits under this sun,” says Thomas Carlyle, a British historian and novelist.

The joy of returning home from Kalapahad

February 24, 2019 10:46 am

JUMLA, Feb 24: Bhim Prasad Dhital was feeling good on returning back to his village from Kalapahad. He had left for Kalapahad right after Dashain. Locals in Jumla go to various parts of India in search of employment and refer all those destinations collectively as Kalapahad.

Of chances and dances

February 15, 2019 09:17 am

I once had the rather unique experience of being an invigilator for the EPS-TOPIK exams conducted in Kathmandu. For those of you in the dark, the EPS TOPIK is the official language exams that you need to clear to be eligible for employment in South Korea. Over the two days that the exams were held, I met Nepalis – by the busload – from every geographical area or, as the politicians are often fond of saying, from Mechi to Mahakali. The busload point is rather important because these folks came from far-flung areas, not in trickles but in droves, in organized systematic fashion.

KATHMANDU, Feb 14: The government has launched its ambitious Prime Minister Employment Program, vowing to guarantee minimum employment of 100 days a year to all citizens. And for those who could not be provided the minimum employment, the government has promised a subsistence allowance. Based on the current minimum wage fixed by the government, this allowance will be around Rs 24,000 per year.

KATHMANDU, Feb 12: The government is all set to commence the Prime Minister Employment Program (PMEP) on Wednesday.

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