A job fair with local employers was held at the Dr B R Ambedkar High school in Joynagar area in Agartala in which hundreds of unemployed youths, both male and female turned out.
The two days fair on Thursday and Friday was organized by the State Government’s Directorate of Employment Services and Manpower Planning (DESMP) under National Career Service to aware and employ youths with the local entrepreneurs.
Balin Debbarma, director of DESMP said that the main aim behind organizing the job fair is to bridge the gap between the job seeker and employer in the private sector in the State which has huge vacancies as they do not find suitable candidates.
He added that at present there are around 60,000 vacancies all total in various sectors of government, but if all those posts area filled up within next two years then also there shall be another six lakh registered unemployed candidates.
He informed that 10 local companies with 255 vacancies are taking part in the fair and around 2000 job aspirants have turned out.
Debbarma informed that earlier also such successful job fair has been organized for companies outside the State, especially in the textile mills of southern India.
However, two major problems on those occasions that came to the notice of the organizers was food habits and constrain of accommodation and to overcome them this time local entrepreneurs are encouraged in the fair to look into those aspects.
Diptasree Saha who had faced an interview in a rubber company as lab technician expressed that this type of fair is a great scope for the unemployed youths as they are able to find job in local companies and which is an added advantage.
Similar is the view of Md Nayan Kabir Chowdhury who faced interview in two companies and is confident that he will surely get one of the jobs.
He added that today there is not much jobs in the public sector and the solution to it is the fast growing private sector and so such fairs are very helpful for the unemployed youths who get a scope to meet the employers of various sectors at one spot.
Meantime, Rajesh Krishna, head of the local rubber based Malaya Rub Tech Industries at Bodhjungnagar said that through such fairs they are getting a scope to meet with people with more potential.
He added that as his company is expanding so there are need of specialized people in various sectors hence during such job fairs they get a scope to select the best candidates from thousands of applicants and without much trouble or expense.
In similar job fare more than 1500 youths of Tripura got job outside the State.