Bhubaneswar, 02/03/2017 ( Odisha Samachar / Abhisek Mohanty )- : An inclusive job fair for persons with disabilities and abled job seekers was jointly organised by Model Career Centre, VRCH, Bhubaneswar under Government of India, Ministry of Labour and Employment, DGE, District Skill Development Authority (DSDA) Khordha and State Social Security & Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities(SSEPD) today inside the Vocational Rehabilitation Centre for the Handicapped (VRCH) Campus at Gandamunda, Bhubaneswar.
During the job fair, 41 reputed private companies of 13 different industry sectors such as Banking Finance Service Insurance (BFSI), Automobiles, BPO/IT/ITes, Electrical & Civil Engineering, Education, FMCD, Food Service, Health Care, Hospitality, Security, Retail, Sales & Marketing, have participated with more than 3,000 vacancies. The educational qualification of jobseekers varies from minimum of 8th pass to Post Graduation including Technical/Non Technical professionals, with the salary ranges from Rs. 5,500/- per month to Rs. 70,000/- per month. Companies have given preference to variant job seekers in age groups of 18-35 years and in few cases up to 40years. A preferred category of disability was locomotor disabilities.
During the event, companies like L&T Finance, Mahindra & Mahindra Financial Services, Annapurna Microfinance Pvt. Ltd, Renault (Unit of Gargson Group), AEGIS, Eureka Forbes, GUPTA Power, Devyani International Ltd for KFCs, Khandelwal(Akhshay) Group of Companies, 3S Motors, Kaapro Management, Sunseed Agro, Kotak Mahindra Asset Management Co. Ltd., Tech Tricks Home Care, Osworld Technology, Flashdeal, Payik Sentinels, Aurora Management Pvt. Ltd., The WORLD Group, Adhikar Microfinance Pvt. Ltd., Siesta Hospitality Pvt. Ltd., STARK Groups, Saitechnopark Pvt Ltd, JYOTE Motors ( Maruti Suzuki), G4S Security, Indiglow, Services, Pvt. Ltd, Seohunk International LLP, www.0km.in, Insignia Management Pvt Ltd, Tiny Chef, WRAP UP, Planet Solutions, Innov Source, Tata Motors, The Chariot, LIC, Shahi Exports Pvt. Ltd, People’s Forum and PNB Metlife participated.
The Project Implementing Agencies (PIAs) of District Skill Development Authority (DSDA) such as IL&FS, Gram Tarang, Skills Academy, SSEPL, EduBridge, AISECT, CIPET, George Telegraph, and Cafe Cofee Day(CCD) also participated with the skill training offerings to needy jobseekers, which will also lead to employment generation.
Niten Chandra, Principal Secretary to Government, Mansi Nimbhal, Director of Department of Social Security and Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (SSEPD), Niranjan Sahu, Khurda Collector & District Magistrate, Khordha, G Rajesh, Director of Directorate of Employment, Dr. Minati Behera, State Commissioner for PWDs, R.V. Shakhre, Deputy Director Ministry of Labour & Employment, SGE, Alok Kumar Kar, Additional Commissioner of BMC have visited the job fair. Students of
Enactus –KIIT University, and Trainees of EDU-TEK, Bhubaneswar have extended support of Volunteers to manage the event for smooth facilitation of Interviews.
The entire Job Fair right from the beginning to end, was coordinated by Asit Baran Pradhan, Regional Assistant Director (Employment), from District Skill Development Authority, Khurdha (Government of Odisha), J. Padmanav Rao, Young Professional, Model Career Centre-VRCH, Bhubaneswar and Ram Kishor Sharma, Assistant Director (Employment), VRCH, Bhubaneswar.
Model Career Centre aims to organise more numbers of job fairs in the near future, with utmost sincerity and integrity so that more stakeholders can take the benefit of such platforms.