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Two-day mega job fair begins in city; over 10,000 job seekers throng Maharaja College Grounds.

It was sea of people everywhere at the Maharaja College Grounds here on Saturday. Thousands of job aspirants from across the state swarmed the mega job fair organised at Maharaja College Grounds on Saturday. Over 10,000 youngsters, with a hope to land a good job, made it to the opening day of the two-day job fair organised by Janaspandhana Trust, in association with district Administration, My Skill Page, Karnataka State Vocational Training and Skill Development Corporation.

Candidates from different streams, including BA, BSc, BCom, MA, MSc, MCom, MBA, BBM, Diploma, BE, M Tech and other courses, who have already registered their names with web portal,  tried their luck with various companies, including MNCs like Infosys, Mindtree, Eveready industries, Airtel, Kaynes Technologies, Aviva Life Insurance, Reliance Life Insurance, Eureka Forbes, ICIC Bank, Kotak Bank, Columbia Asia Hospital, Vikram hospitals, JK Tyres, TVS, Glowtronics and many others.

Addressing the gathering, MLA Somashekhar, who is also the head of the job fair, said, “This fair creates a platform and facilitates job aspirants across the district and neighbouring places. About 200 companies from Mysuru, Bengaluru and other places have come forward and are on the lookout for suitable candidates. Many companies have lot of vacancies and companies like White Horse Manpower are recruiting 5000 unemployed youths; Sys Information has nearly 300 vacancies and other companies are following suite.”

“There are lot of vacancies in companies, but they are in search of right candidates who have the right skills and attitude. In this regard, it is important for a candidate to develop required skills to impress them and grab a job,” he added.

I am happy that a job fair of this magnitude is happening in the city which  facilitates thousands of job seekers. It’s a great opportunity for candidates from rural background, especially from neighbouring places, to get recruited to best industries and companies.
– Madhan, Job-Seeker

Though the job fair received a tremendous response, only a few are benefitted. Many of the aspirants complained that preference was given to IT and BPO, KPO and insurance sectors. Those with non-IT background may not find the job fair that useful.

Speaking to City Today, an engineering graduate, Rajath complained, “We were happy that a mega job fair is happening in the city and we registered with great enthusiasm of getting recruited to a good company. But most of the companies here are from BPO/KPO and IT sectors who aren’t recruiting engineers from non-IT background. Most of all the stalls are occupied by consultancy and staffing forums, who are just receiving our resumes.”

PWD and District In-charge Minister Dr H C Mahadevappa, Chairperson of the Zoo Authority of Karnataka, Rehana Banu, Safai Karmachari Ayoga President Narayan, Former Deputy Mayor Siddaraju, Corporator Jagadish, and others were present.

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