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Job fair draws thousands

- 57 technical skill providers to train youths

Guwahati, Jan. 29: A huge crowd of youths gathered at the Sonaram High School ground here with the hope of getting employment. Most of them could be seen queuing in front of the registration desk at the ongoing Job and Employment Fair to get themselves registered to apply for the job of their choice.

At another point, young boys and girls could be seen busy looking at the charts that have been put up at the venue, with information about job vacancies available and the criteria for applying. The two-day fair was inaugurated by state labour and employment minister Prithibi Majhi today. The fair has been organised by the Assam directorate of employment and craftsmen training.

Altogether 15 private companies from different sectors are here to recruit candidates. Interested candidates could be seen gathering around the different stalls set up by the companies to seek information about the jobs on offer. Apart from this, 57 technical skill providers have also put up stalls here to select candidates to offer them training in skill development.

Speaking on the occasion, Majhi said, “Thousands of youths are unemployed in our state and through this fair the state wants to help them get jobs. Such fairs are very essential as the unemployed youths get to apply for the job of their choice and also know about the various companies that are recruiting at the moment. Every district in the state has an employment exchange and all youths should register themselves so that we can help them.”

“We are expecting close to 20,000 youths to attend this fair, though more than 10,000 individuals will definitely register themselves for jobs here. While many of the candidates are already registered with our employment exchange in different districts, those who are not registered are doing so at the registration desk set up here. These companies will directly recruit people here and may also hand over appointment letters on the concluding session of the event,” said P. Rabha, joint director of the state directorate of employment and craftsmen training.

“There are 57 technical skill providers who will be selecting candidates based on different criteria. These providers will then train the candidates for a definite duration at their centres in different parts of the country. After their various skills are enhanced, they will be provided with job opportunities by these providers,” said Rabha.