PULWAMA: Under National Career Project (NCP), one-day special employment fair-cum-recruitment drive was organised at District Employment and Counseling Center, Pulwama, in which more than 25 corporate firms from various sectors including Finance, tourism, human resource, construction, automation and information technology & IT enabled services will be scouting for fresh talent from the district, an official handout issued on Thursday read.
The job fair was inaugurated by MLA Pulwama Mohammad Khaleel Band along with District Development Commissioner (DDC), Pulwama, Ghulam Mohammad Dar.
They inspected various stalls set up by various departments and financial institutions. All the line departments and sponsoring agencies, bankers participated in the fair.
The main motive of the camp was to aware youth of various sponsorship schemes for budding entrepreneurs.
The major corporate companies which participated for on spot recruitment drive and interviews for educated unemployed youth of district Pulwama include Appollo Med Skills, Surya wires, Multicare Services, Manpower, Future Group, PNB Metlife, LIC, SBI Life, CHS, Rooman, MTC, Fidelis, Quess Corporation, etc.
According to the handout, around 600 youth including 12th pass, graduates, postgraduates and three-year engineering diploma holders who were eligible to participate in the said recruitment drive were registered till 3:00 PM.
The selected youth will be trained outside the state for minimum three months, during which free accommodation, food, travelling charges and a stipend of Rs 2,500 per month would be provided, the handout read.
MLA Pulwama and District Development Commissioner Pulwama also visited the venue and interacted with various candidates, especially girls, appearing for the interviews. Both laid special emphasis on placement of girls in the corporate world and expressed satisfaction over the conduct of drive and asked the organisers to hold such drives in the district in future as well.
MLA Pulwama, Mohammad Khaleel Band said this job fair would benefit the students of the district where they could have multiple job options to choose for their employment.
He urged upon all the stakeholders and implementing agencies to” provide information and counselling” to youth of the district. He said, “The educated youth should come forward and take benefits of the schemes and programmes.”
District Development Commissioner, Pulwama, Ghulam Mohammad Dar said the main motive of the fair was to “enhance employment opportunities” for the youth of the district. He termed the employment fair as a “platform for youth” to get more and more exposure, the handout further read.
DDC said, “National Career Project provides a host of career-related services such as dynamic job matching, career counselling, job notifications, vocational guidance, information on skill development courses, internships.”