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Unique mega job fair

Wednesday, October 12, 2011
By Kunal Chonkar

25,000 jobs in a single day for SSC and HSC failed students; Guinness officials to monitor progress of the venture today

IN a first of its kind initiative ever, to provide failures in SSC and HSC an opportunity to gain jobs in the island city, Swabhimaan Sanghatana has organised a massive job fair.

Speaking to the ‘ADC’, Nitesh Rane, President of Swabhimaan Sanghatana informed, “Today at the Kaamgar Maidan, Parel, we have organised the world’s largest job fair where candidates would be hired on the spot by prominent Indian and international brands such as KFC, Big Bazaar, Future Group, McDonalds, etc. This is an opportunity primarily for students who have dropped from SSC and HSC and are looking for work.”

The jobs would be of operational and administrative level that will get them decent and well-earned jobs through us, said Rane.

Speaking to the media, Nitesh announced that he has initiated plans to offer 25,000 jobs in a single day to unemployed youths in the state. The attempt itself is a Guinness World Record and officials from the world body would be present today to monitor the progress of the fair and its success in employing the targeted 25,000 youth.

“The first preference is for SSC, HSC failed students who have domicile of the state. Students from all caste, creed and culture can apply today and ensure a pay between Rs 6, 000 to Rs 15, 000 per month,” said Rane.

Organisers have assured that apt facilities are in place to avoid any confusion or chaos, with separate queues for female candidates; over 100 stalls have been erected to facilitate the youth from 10am to 9pm.

With no entry fee or processing charges, candidates are expected to bring original credentials, i.e. marksheets, certificates, domiciles and other documents.
“We hope that through this unique project we will be able to improve the lifestyle of the successful youth and help them to ably support their families,” added Rane.

Brilliant Avenue and Exposure
The job fair, arranged by Swabhimaan, is a unique platform that will help the youth of the state showcase themselves to their prospective employees thereby strengthening their brand image in the recruitment market. In addition it brings down the cost per hire as the respective companies can interview candidates in person and hire for several positions on the spot, said a senior educationist.

The large numbers of walk-in job fairs provide a quick and cost effective way for hiring talent for various job openings on the spot. Such avenues provide a great opportunity to collect resumes of candidates across various specializations and experience levels, adds S. Gole, officer, civic, education department, Mumbai.

Job Fairs provide a great opportunity to network with recruiters as well as HR managers from other companies, with a great opportunity to network with recruiters as well as HR managers from other companies.

“Several companies in the state and outside are looking for talented youth who are not graduates for various positions at the entry level. Be it in BPO or retail sector, companies are looking for talented candidates, irrespective of whether they are graduate or not,” said Nitesh.

The companies want bright candidates who could deliver their job perfectly. “Companies are also ready to further hone their skills, if they find them fit for their respective jobs by training them on and off field as well,” informed Nitesh.

The day-long event will also see job seekers being offered free assessment and career counselling sessions by experts from various fields and disciplines from the state.

“The event has been planned with an objective to connect job aspirants with prospective employers, and provide skill assessment and career counselling. Every student who walks in will not have to go through any aptitude test or similar, he or she will be directly responding companies based on their choice and educational or work resume carried by them,” added one of the officials from the organising committee.

Venue: Kaamgar Maidan, Parel
Timings: 10am - 9pm

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