The e-Earn Co-working Spaces, which have just opened in Gujranwala, Faisalabad, Sargodha, Multan, Sialkot, Rawalpindi, Gujrat, DG Khan, Sahiwal, and Okara, are now accepting registrations. In addition to the working space, these spaces will offer freelancers access to the internet, electricity, a training facility, and other services.
The e-Earn program is a Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB) initiative to offer workspace to freelancers, employees, small enterprises, and entrepreneurs on behalf of the Punjab government.
The e-Earn Co-working Spaces have been introduced in cooperation with partners from the private sector. It is the biggest freelancer co-working network in Punjab, with a focus on encouraging diversity and inclusiveness. In addition to ensuring a comfortable and secure atmosphere, e-Earn seeks to provide equitable employment opportunities for women and people with disabilities.
Age restrictions range from 18 to 40 years, and freelancers with a strong work history can register to reserve a seat for six months. In addition, the government would cover 70% of the registration fee to help independent contractors.
In this regard, PITB Chairman Faisal Yousaf presided over a meeting at which he mentioned that more co-working spaces are being introduced in various districts of Punjab, with the first one opening in Bahawalpur in June of last year.
Project Director Ali Zeb, PITB DG e-Governance Sajid Latif, and other representatives attended the meeting. Freelancers can register at https://eearn.pitb.gov.pk.