The department administers the Employment Exchanges (Compulsory Notification of Vacancies) Act, 1959, which is a Central statute and the Rules framed there under. At present, 61 employment exchanges are functioning in the State, out of which there is 1 State Employment Exchange Haryana at Chandigarh, 6 Divisional Employment Exchanges, 25 District / Town Employment Exchanges, 24 Rural Employment Exchanges, 1 Scheduled Caste (SC) Cell at State Employment Exchange Chandigarh, 1 Physically Handicapped (PH) Cell at State Employment Exchange, Chandigarh and 3 University Employment Information and Guidance Bureaux.
The Employment Exchanges perform mainly three types of functions viz. Registration of applicants and their placement, providing vocational guidance to job seekers and collect employment market information data from establishments in the organized sector. The Employment Exchanges are rendering free services to employers as well as to job seekers.
Haryana Overseas Placement Assistance Society
In pursuance of its resolve to help the youth of the State in matters of overseas placements, the State Government has approved the formation of a Society in the name of 'Haryana Overseas Placement Assistance Society' and this Society has been registered.
The Broad Objectives of the Society are as follows:
To disseminate information to interested persons regarding overseas employment opportunities and academic courses, passport, visa and immigration rules, regulations etc.
To help and assist interested job seekers in securing jobs in foreign countries.
To cooperate with international organizations or other institutes having objectives wholly or partly similar to those of the Society.
To grant financial assistance in implementation of schemes which may be formulated for this purpose or any other facilitating activity meant for achieving any of the objectives mentioned above.