Govt to organise two-day job fair at Palace Ground from Feb 26: Minister Sharan Prakash Patil

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The minister announced that the job fair will be held on February 26 and 27.

BENGALURU: In a big push to help unemployed youths find jobs, the state government will organise a mega two-day job fair, ‘Yuva Samruddhi Sammelana’, from February 26 at Palace Ground in Bengaluru. The job fair is aimed at helping youths who have completed degree, engineering, diploma and other job-oriented courses to find employment.

Addressing a joint press conference at Vidhana Soudha, Minister for Skill Development and Medical Education Dr Sharan Prakash Patil and Minister for IT-BT, Rural Development & Panchayat Raj Priyank Kharge said the job fair is being organised by the Skill Development and Livelihood Department with the participation of private sector.

“This job fair, named as ‘Yuva Samruddhi Sammelana’, will help youths find suitable jobs. Over 31,000 eligible candidates from across the state have already registered online for the job fair. We are expecting more candidates to register. More than 500 reputed national and global companies will take part in the job fair with nearly one lakh vacancies. This will be the right platform for the youths to find jobs as per their qualification and I urge them to participate in large numbers and make use of this opportunity”, Dr Patil said.

The minister further added that over 600 stalls are being set up to help candidates to find out job opportunities as per their qualification and requirements. Experts and the executives of the companies will be present with the information to help the job aspirants.

Praising Chief Minister Siddaramaiah for the initiative, Sharan Prakash Patil said that no state in the country holds such job fairs. “Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has instructed to organise job fairs to help unemployed youths in the state. Similar job fair was conducted during former Chief Minister S M Krishna’s tenure. Those who are unable to get jobs in the job fair will be provided training and they can get jobs in the coming days. Many experts have come forward to train them. Those who have registered for the job fair will get messages to visit particular stalls to find suitable jobs. Our efforts will be fruitful if large number of candidates participate and get employed”, he noted.

Minister Priyank Kharge said that such a massive job fair will be possible only in the Congress government. He further added that big companies set up shops here due to better infrastructure and skilled work force. He urged the youth to make use of this opportunity.

“We are not only providing jobs, but also imparting skills by opening training centres and we will try to provide jobs to those who have registered here by tracking them. Prime Minister Modi has promised to create 20 crore jobs, but failed. We have lost over 40,000 jobs as per NSO survey and, after this report, NSO survey was stopped. The UPA government was responsible for the boom of IT companies”, Priyank Kharge added.

Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and Deputy Chief Minister D K Shivakumar will inaugurate the Yuva Samruddhi Sammelana. Arrangements for free food have been made for the participants and the job aspirants coming from different parts of the state can avail free bus service to the venue from Majestic, railway station and Shanthinagar bus station.

Senior government officials including Additional Chief Secretary Uma Mahadevan and M Kanagavalli, Managing Director, Karnataka Skill Development Corporation were present in the press meet.

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