Job seekers at the fair in Jamshedpur on Thursday.
Picture by Bhola Prasad
Over 7,000 job aspirants from across Kolhan swamped the sub-regional employment exchange office at Golmuri, Jamshedpur, on the inaugural day of the first employment fair of this calendar year.
The two-day programme — the last one was hosted by the sub-regional employment exchange in May 2011 — is poised to break the all-time record of jobs bagged by youngsters with as many as 527 of them getting placed in technical category on the first day.
Such employment fairs, held across the state, were started by the state labour department in 2009.
Notably, East Singhbhum boasts the highest record of providing jobs through employment fairs with the total number last year touching 2,962. Officials are looking forward to beat the figure this year. “We are set to break last year’s record in terms of providing jobs. On the first day itself, the number was quite high and 30 private companies, including two from other states (Sahoo Enterprises, Rourkela, Odisha, and M/s Dastar Solution, Chennai), picked up the youths,” said Dashrath Ambuj, assistant director of the sub-regional employment exchange.
Public sector units that took part in the fair include Omni Auto Limited-Adityapur (Seraikela Kharsawan); Jamna Auto Industries Limited-Chandil (Seraikela-Kharsawan); New National Security Services-Adityapur (Seraikela Kharsawan); RSB Transmission-Gamharia (Seraikela Kharsawan); Usha Martin Limited-Gamaharia (Seraikela-Kharsawan); Madan Mala Institute of Hotel Management (Hazaribagh); Steel City Metal Products-Adityapur (Seraikela Kharsawan); and Multitech Auto Limited-Adityapur (Seraikela Kharsawan).
There are 527 technical posts on offer for engineers and diploma holders and 470 professional vacancies in security, customer care, office management, nurses and sales supervisors. A huge number of 3,630 vacancies exist for unskilled aspirants in security companies, receptionists, cook and NCC certificate holder.
In another initiative, the sub-regional employment exchange has decided to start special job quota for the disabled and women.
“We have earmarked around 50 seats in executive posts for the disabled at call centres of Tata Business Support Services and Aegis Limited. This apart, we have sorted around 100 seats for underprivileged women at the camp. We have tied up with Elite Hospital for taking health staff and nurses from among these women,” said the assistant director.
The employment exchange is also planning to start career study centre and career counselling centre from October in a bid to provide job aspirants journals for competitive exams.
This apart, the centres will guide them on various career prospects depending on their qualifications.