New Delhi: Amidst the many problems and challenges that the pandemic brought forth with it, it was being left without a job that affected the workforce the most. The pressing issue of unemployment left behind a deep impact on not just the migrant workers and breadwinners in the family, but a host of industries across sectors as well who depended on them. BIG Ganga that has always believed in rising in adversities and offering unconditional care has joined hands with Lowe Lintas for a brilliant initiative Kaam Wapasi that aims to cater to and resolve the on-going unemployment issue amongst migrant workers in India.
Supporting migrant workers in these testing times, this one-of-a-kind tech platform shall help them get back to work and assist employers with access to a pool of available workers. Having a penchant for understanding the region better than anyone else, BIG Ganga shall leverage their extensive presence in the region to create awareness in the job market and reduce the unemployment gap through customized interventions. The initiative urges the workers to call on the toll-free number 1800 202 44 88, follow the process and register themselves accordingly and get their choice of work along with a sense of dignity and self-respect in their labor. In addition to the above-mentioned number, people can also register on the unique tech platform Kaamwapasi.com, a solution operating as a mobile-first site as well as an Interactive Voice Response (IVR). By choosing jobs as per their skill-set and location, the platform will help these migrant workers in taking up active projects a step closer to them. This furthermore enhanced with Big Ganga playing an instrumental role in spreading the awareness as well as routing the people across the region towards platform benefitting both migrant workers and employers who are looking forward to accessing the new talent pool.
Commenting on the initiative, Prathyusha Agarwal, Chief Consumer Officer, ZEE Entertainment Enterprises Ltd said, “As a responsible media & entertainment platform, we at ZEE believe in serving the community to the very best of our capabilities, coming together with like-minded partners to create extraordinary solutions. The KaamWapasi initiative in partnership with Lowe Lintas is a purposive step in that direction enabling our Big Ganga audiences to take active charge of their livelihoods for a tomorrow that’s better than the pandemic-hit today. Providing a tech-enabled tangible route to employment, we see the platform perfectly complementing the government’s efforts to fuel the economy by accelerating the unlock on a greater scale. This initiative we hope, will not only set the bar for what could be done to serve the society in one the most difficult times but would also further encourage brands and people to come together and take ownership of improving the situation.”
Speaking on the initiative, Samrat Ghosh, Cluster Head East, ZEE Entertainment Enterprises Ltd said, “The initiative in partnership with Lowe Lintas is a perfect amalgamation of what Big Ganga stands for. Staying true to our brand ethos of upholding and enhancing regional pride the brand understands that employment is a key social pillar towards ensuring the same. The association with KaamWapasi serves as an endeavor towards the same restoring the same that caters towards the pressing issue of unemployment and bridges the widening gap between employers and workers in a tech-led effective manner. As a brand our philosophy apart from offering inspiring and aspirational content, we intend to enrich the lives of our viewers through multiple initiatives & the said initiative will help to enrich and brighten their lives.’
Talking about the initiative, Shantanu Sapre, Executive Director, Lowe Lintas said, “It’s really wonderful to collaborate with a brand like BIG Ganga who has always come forward to support and help people in the hour of need. Through the KaamWapasi initiative, we are trying to re-build the strong foundation for the workers who have lost their jobs unfortunately in a pandemic. The initiative not only aims to re-connect them with urban employers but further propels growth and development in the economy taking it towards the road of recovery.”
BIG Ganga has been a channel that hasn’t only raised the bar of entertainment through its varied offerings time and again but stood up very well on the ground with the people for the people in their hour of need.