April 16, 2024

BENGALURU EXPRESS

Truth Triumphs

9651 Youths get jobs at Yuva Samrudhi, a job fair

Govt to start overseas employment promotion firm like Kerala

Bengaluru, Feb. 28: Elated over the overwhelming response to the two-day Yuva Samruddhi Sammelana, a mega job fair at the Palace Ground here, Dr. Sharan Prakash Patil, the Minister for Skill Development and Livelihood, said that 9,651 job aspirants were recruited on the spot at the job fair and thereby created a new record.

Addressing the media personnel at his office in Vikasa Soudha on Wednesday, over two-day Yuva Samruddhi Sammelana which concluded on Tuesday, the minister expressed happiness over the successful conduct of the job fair. “Over 86,451 job aspirants including 53,913 male candidates and 32,494 female had registered online. And 44,527 candidates attended the job fair out of which 9,651 got jobs on the spot as per their educational qualifications. The applications of 16,865 candidates are under scrutiny, 2,457 applications have been rejected for technical reasons. 15,461 job aspirants attended the interview and their details are being examined and they would also get jobs. The two-day job fair was a great success that beat our expectations,” Dr. Patil said.

Providing details on the sector-wise recruitment, the minister said that 26 were recruited in aviation sector, automotive – 74, electronics – 29, health – 27, telecom – 19, services sector – 36, agriculture – 6, garment – 6, beauty – 3, telecom -19 and textile – 1.

Managing Director of KSDC M Kanagavalli, MD, Executive Director CR Krishna Kumar were present in the press meet.

JOB FAIRS IN THREE ZONES:

Encouraged by the successful conduct of the Yuva Samruddhi Sammelana, Minister Sharan Prakash Patil said that the job fair would be held in three zones across the state in the coming days. “The preparations are underway to conduct job fairs in Kalaburagi, Belagavi and Mysuru. We will also set up skill education centres for job aspirants at Koppal in Kalyana Karnataka region and Mysuru. Our department is taking steps to provide jobs to over 25,000 youths who have completed job-oriented courses,” added Dr. Patil

OVERSEAS EMPLOYMENT PROMOTION COMPANY:

Inspired by the Kerala government’s initiative to promote employment, the minister stated that Karnataka would start a company on the lines of Overseas Development and Employment Promotion Consultants Ltd. (ODEPC) a Government of Kerala undertaking. “State government will start an overseas employment promotion company like Kerala model to facilitate multi-national companies to find required human resources. This firm would provide information to those who have completed engineering, diploma, ITI and other job-oriented courses and 49 companies have already shown interest. The IBM has come forward to provide training to over 5,000 job aspirants. The proposed overseas company would act as a communication channel and provide information on the available human resources in the state and this would also make job searching a hassle-free exercise,” Dr. Patil opined.

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