Palamur Job Mela turns a huge success
The recently held ‘Mega Job Mela’ in Mahabubnagar at Municipal Town hall on Friday was a huge success with more than 300 candidates out of the 2,500 registered youth, securing jobs in different private companies.
Mahbubnagar: The recently held ‘Mega Job Mela’ in Mahabubnagar at Municipal Town hall on Friday was a huge success with more than 300 candidates out of the 2,500 registered youth, securing jobs in different private companies.
Offering more than 1,500 vacancies at different levels, 25 companies from the private sector with more than 1,500 vacancies at different levels, took part in the event and selected 352 candidates for different positions by conducting on-the-spot interviews.
Another 100 selected candidates will undergo the second level selection process in Hyderabad before being offered final appointment letters.
According to Lingya Naik, Project Director, Municipality Employment and Poverty Alleviation Mission (MEPMA), the main aim of the job mela was to ensure that every educated youth got some sort of job which would help to alleviate poverty. “This is for the second time that we have conducted this job mela in the district.
Earlier we had conducted similar job fair at Kollapur mandal. We had to struggle hard then to create awareness and gather the youth to appear for the job mela. We managed to rope in more than 25 private companies for participating in to the job mela and could successfully place 350 candidates at different positions in various companies.”
More than 60 per cent of the district population depends on agriculture for their livelihood but with continuous drought affecting the productivity, there is a growing economic burden on all the agriculture- dependent families. Therefore, the youth in the district are now keen on getting employed either in the government or the private sector.
With no financial support for pursuing higher education, the recent SSC and Intermediate passouts are opting for jobs in private sector. Though the State government and district administration wants the SSC students to pursue higher education, poverty and economic problems are forcing these students to opt for employment rather than pursuing higher education.
“I had submitted my resume and also attended the interview, but they have not confirmed my selection and said they would contact me. I am not sure I will get a call, because they are preferring candidates with computer skills,” said Raju of Mahabubnagar, who has recently completed his B A.
The major problem for many of these candidates is their ‘skill set’. The private sector companies prefer candidates with minimum computer and English language communication skills.
“We have convened a meeting with the Collector and are planning to start training programme from the current academic year for providing more employment to the youth,” said Lingya Naik.