August 14, 2012 3:30:18 am
After having passed his Class XII in 2010 and unable to pursue further studies due to his familys financial condition,Fazilka resident Sambhav Mittal had been idle at home for nearly two years. All that,however,is set to change as Sambhav is now spoilt for choice after receiving job offers from various companies at the first-ever Fazilka job fair on Monday. The companies have offered him a salary in the range of Rs 5,000- 7,500 a month.
Mittal was among 750 applicants,who received offers at the job fair,organised by Fazilka MLA and Forest Minister Surjit Kumar Jayani.
Around 1,340 people had turned out for the fair,of whom,1,100 were shortlisted. Of these 750 received jobs including 90 women.
The applicants possessed education qualifications ranging from Class VIII onwards to MBAs and engineers.
The majority of the youngsters recruited by the companies are the skilled workforce who will work as fitters,electricians,welders,foreman,while a few with MBA degrees have got jobs in the human resource and finance departments, said Kashmir Singh of the state labour department.
Around 30 companies from Punjab (a majority from Ludhiana) had turned up at the fair.
Company representatives stated that they were in dire need of skilled workers and hence were more than happy with the response. They added that Class VIII and Class X pass applicants,who received jobs,will be trained by the industries.
It is a welcome step that Punjabis are coming forward to work as we were dependent on unskilled workforce from UP and Bihar, a company representative said.
Meanwhile,Forest Minister Surjit Kumar Jayani promised another job fair for professionals after three months.
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