Over 4,000 youths get job at employment fair

Berhampur: Altogether 4127 unemployed youth have get jobs at a mega employment fair held at Bhanjanagar in Odisha`s Ganjam district. Similarly, 1969 persons were selected for training by different companies in the fair, sources said.

Around 45,000 job-seekers thronged the Nijukti Mela held on Monday and the selected candidates were given the appointment letters on the spot, district collector Krishan Kumar said.

Altogether 38 different companies from across the country opened their stalls to recruit unemployed youths in the one-day job fair, jointly conducted by the district administration and state employment mission for the first time in the district.

The prominent companies which came to recruit the youths included Wipro, Genpact, L&T and several textile and security services. The jobs ranged from security guards to BPO and IT professionals. The qualified ITI pass outs also got scope to get job in different companies.

The mela, conducted for the first time in the district, gave an opportunity to job seekers to get employment on the spot, said state`s Rural Development minister Bikram Keshari Arukh who inaugurated the fair.

Bhanjanagar, the sub-divisional headquarter town was made venue of the Nijukti Mela to attract candidates from nearby interior tribal villages, the collector said.

Assistant director, employment, Berhampur RM Khillana said while free food was arranged fro the job seekers, several of them were provided transport facilities to reach to the venue.