Youth4Jobs Foundation

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Youth4Jobs Foundation
Registered Trust / Society
Nirmala Nilayam, Nirmala Community College, Santhome, Chennai
Chennai - 600004

No. of Branches : 4 | Total No. of Staffs : 50 - 100

About Employer

Youth 4 Jobs vision is hands-on, grass-root transformation of People with Disability (PwD) lives at the country level and a thought leader at the global level. It has chosen to work in the challenging but high impact space of mainstreaming hiring of youth with disabilities in corporate India.  The work is driven by the mantra that hiring PwD makes business sense. 

Y4J has job-linked skilling centers in 24 locations in 14 states of India ranging from metros to Tier 2 cities, from Coimbatore in Tamil Nadu to Guwahati in the north-east, focusing on PwD employability/employment. It also works with educated youth with disabilities enrolled in colleges/universities for market led training and placements.

In the last 8 years, Y4J has emerged as the largest organisation in this space. It has trained 13,000 young men and women with disability. 30% of the trainees are girls with disability. Y4J has touched over 250,000 households in advocacy. Y4J works closely with about 500 companies of which 200 are first time hirers of Persons with Disabilities.  

Y4J is a preferred choice of companies as it has a pan- India pipeline of educated and less educated youth with disabilities and offers a range of services to ensure the youth hired helps their business.  

Y4J has done innovative solutions to create customer facing job opportunities across sectors. It also brings out industry specific reports on inclusion with partners like Boston Consulting Globe and BSE Institute. The work has received both prestigious national and international awards. The core team consists of persons with corporate experience, disability specialists, experts in training and development, Technologists and persons with disability. 

Y4J is led by Meera Shenoy who has the unique experience of working in senior government positions, and with multilateral funders like the World Bank and UNDP, across South East Asia.

Branch Details

S.No City Address
1 Chennai Youth4Jobs Foundation, Nirmala Nilayam, Nirmala Community College, Santhome
2 Madurai Youth4Jobs Foundation, Latha Madhavan Polytechnic College 1st Floor, Pandi Koil Ring Road, Madurai - 625107
3 Thiruchirappalli Youth4Jobs Foundation, Inside the campus of Holy Cross College, Trichy
4 Coimbatore Coimbatore