Established in the year 2006, LabourNet was started by Gayathri Vasudevan, as an initiative of Movement for Alternatives for Youth Awareness (MAYA), a non-governmental organization based in Bangalore. It began largely as an effort to provide a one-stop platform for unorganized sector workers to obtain services which are currently available and accessible by formal sector workers. LabourNet stands as a separate sustainable entity which is exclusively working towards building an ecosystem that empowers the informal sector workers – estimated to be about 400 million –and provide access to this workforce for economic development. LabourNet is supported by National Skill Development Corporation of India, besides other funding and knowledge partners. LabourNet is the certified partner of NSDC.