Job fair attracts over 2,000 aspirants

Published: 30th September 2016 03:55 AM  |   Last Updated: 30th September 2016 03:55 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

BARIPADA: The district administration, in association with State Employment Mission, organised a job fair in Baripada on Wednesday.
According to District Employment Officer Ranjan Kumar Mishra, altogether 2,703 candidates had registered for the job fair of which 435 were offered jobs and 196 candidates were wait-listed. Besides, 493 youths were selected for placement-linked training of employment mission, he said.
The candidates, particularly from Baripada, Shyamakhunta, Badasahi, Betnoti, Morada, Rasgobindpur, Suliapada, Kuliana, Bangriposi, Saraskana, Khunta, Gopabandhunagar blocks and Baripada municipality had attended.
At least 15 companies, including five from Odisha, were invited to the job fair. While 26 counters were opened, unemployed youths, aged between 18 and 35, registered their names.
Mishra said that 356 candidates in 2012-13, 815 in 2013-14 and 457 in 2014-15 were provided jobs through the job fairs held in Karanjia, Rairangpur and Udala sub-divisions of the district.
The district administration had decided to decentralise the event and organise it at sub-division level due to large-scale enrolment of candidates at the district level fair.
Zilla Parishad president Prakash Soren inaugurated the event while Collector Rajesh Prabhakar Patil presided over the inaugural meeting.

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