More than 7,500 candidates were selected for various technical and non-technical jobs at a two-day job fair organised by the State Employment Bureau in association with Pratibha Pratishthan, Jijau Prathisthan and ASM Group at IBMR campus in Chinchwad. District Guardian Minister Girish Bapat had inaugurated the job fair on Monday.
Some 60 companies including Tata Consultancy, Mahindra CIE Automotive, Mercedez Benz, Eureka Forbes, ICICI Bank Sales Academy, IDBI Federal Life, Cap-gemini India, Vodafone India and Essar Steel participated in the fair.
The companies offered technical and non-technical jobs like marketing, customer care executive, engineers, purchase officers, toll operator supervisors, drivers and sales managers. Sarang Kamtekar of Jijau Prathisthan said besides major companies, there were skill development agencies appointed by the state government. “Over 5,000 candidates were selected after preliminary interviews. Besides, skill development agencies selected more than 2,500 candidates,” he said.
“Not only from Pimpri-Chinchwad, but candidates came from all parts of Pune and even beyond,” Kamtekar said. In fact, candidates also came from other districts of Maharashtra including Marathwada, he added.
“We gave priority to candidates from Marathwada. We requested companies to consider their applications on priority which they agreed,” Kamtekar said. Inaugurating the job fair, Bapat said, “The unemployed are not getting jobs as per qualifications. They should take up jobs that they get rather than remaining idle and getting frustrated.”
MLA Laxman Jagtap said, “The job fair was organised so that companies get the right talent and unemployed get the right jobs. We have ensured unemployed youngsters from drought-hit regions get priority.”