Job fair in CB Pur concludes on a low note

Only 1,000 job-seekers atrract event on second day of the Job Fair

The SJCIT campus was virtually deserted on Sunday, the second and last day of the job fair. On Sunday less than 1,000 participants attended the job fair in contrast to Saturday, when nearly 15,000 candidates had appeared.

Giving details of the outcome of the job fair, Union Minister Veerappa Moily said that out of 16,429 applicants, 986 had found job. Some 197 companies had participated in the job fair and have selected 3,238 candidates, who will be informed of a job when there is vacancy.

In addition, 1,615 candidates have been selected  for training. In total, the job fair has benefited 5,839 people, said Moily on Sunday, during a press meet after the conclusion of the fair.

Downplay

Attempting to downplay the small numbers on Sunday, Moily that there is good response for the job fair, overall. By not limiting it to the candidates only from Karnataka, he said that the fair had made it possible for people from Jammu-Kashmir, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and other states to find jobs.

“Many people from outside the State have found jobs and local job seekers have been encouraged. This job fair has become a good experience for participants as they now have an idea of  qualifications needed by various companies. They have also gained experience facing interviews and about their prospects of getting a job,” he said.

Moily added that those who were not able to find jobs can try again during the next fair.

“Cooperation from government and private organisations has made it possible for us to organise job fair a second time. If the cooperation continues, we will organise more such job fairs,” he said.

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