A Job Mela was held on Friday to mark ‘World Skill Day’ which evoked good response with scores of youth lined up for the jobs and in just an hour more than 25 youths were given appointment letters on the spot.
More than 800 unemployed youths including men and women, participated in the job fair jointly organised by District Employment Exchange Office and Government Industrial Training Institute in city on Friday.
About 22 private companies from the city interviewed unemployed candidates for various positions.
Convenor of the Job Mela, Zulfiqar said that 22 private companies from various fields like IT services, technical, non-technical and marketing took part in the mela and conducted interviews for filling vacancies. Candidates who had qualifications ranging from SSLC to degree and diploma attended the job fair.
The companies were Surabhi Plantec, B S Gowda Enterprises, Europhobics, Tejaswini Enterprises, Retail Works India Private Limited, Hinduja Global Solutions, Raja Biotech and others.
“I am blessed today. This is my first ever interview at a job mela and when I came here I was shocked to see so many candidates aspiring for jobs. Initially I thought I won’t be able to get a job, but now I am happy that I have secured a job. It was a nice experience,” says Kavya.
“The job aspirants were informed to enroll their names at employment exchange offices in the respective fields. There is no dearth for jobs if you are skilled. The only thing is, the candidate has to first enroll their names at the employment office. Whether you get a job or not it is a different question, but you need to enroll so that you will be acquainted with the job fairs and have ample opportunity.”
Assistant Director District Employment Exchange Office C Vishwanath, Government Industrial Training Institute Principal K C Ravishankar, Vice Principal Jayachandra, Sadhiq Pasha, Naveen Kumar and others were present.