Candidates submit their CVs at the job fair in Ranchi on Sunday. (Hardeep Singh)
A two-day job fair organised by the state labour department in Ranchi recorded moderate success with over 1,000 unemployed youths being placed in various firms.
Nearly 5,000 youths from across the city participated in the fair at ITI grounds, Hehal, which ended on Sunday. Deputy chief minister Hemant Soren inaugurated the fair on Saturday. Candidates were picked up at the spot on the basis of their qualifications — whether matriculates, intermediates and graduates.
As many as 26 employers, ranging from security firms to hospitals, came calling. Some of the security firms that hired the youths for the posts of guards, supervisors, security officers et al are SIS-Garhwa; Indian Security Management, Ranchi, New National Security Management Service, Ranchi and New National Security Service, Jamshedpur.
ITIs like Gandhian Institute, Ranchi, and Ranchi Institute of Technology recruited instructors while Usha Martin, Birla Sunlife, Kotak Mahindra and Premsons Motor Udyog Private Limited also picked up a good number of candidates.
The labour department had also invited city-based hospitals like Raj Hospital to take in data entry operators, operation theatre technicians, lab technicians and matrons. The newly inaugurated Orchid Hospital also made its presence felt, choosing a number of candidates for the posts of medical officers, physiotherapists, marketing executives, typists, office executive et al.
On Day One, nearly 433 candidates bagged jobs while around 600 got placed on Sunday. The salary ranged between Rs 4,500 (security guard) and Rs 36,000 (medical officer).
“The response has been good, but rain somewhat played spoilsport on Saturday as a result of which the overall turnout was low,” Satish Suman, assistant director of the state labour department, said.
He added that they had invited 45 companies, but only 26 could come. “The firms picked up candidates on the basis of vacancies. They had to appear for personal interview,” Suman said.
The assistant director also informed that this year, they planned to organise eight more job fairs in Lohardaga, Gumla, Hazaribagh, Koderma, Chatra, Bokaro, Dumka and Giridih. “The exercise will continue till September. Last year, we provided employment to nearly 25,000 youths through 25 job fairs while this year, our target is 40,000 youths,” he said.
Lohardaga and Gumla are next in line with the fairs scheduled on June 25 and June 28, respectively. Koderma will welcome the recruiters on July 7.