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Hiring on the recovery mode

business Updated: Jan 24, 2010 21:03 IST

With the recovery of the economy, companies are back hunting for talent to support their own expansion plans. At a two day “placement fair”, organised by Shine.com — a Hindustan Times initiative in association with ABES Engineering College, Ghaziabad, as many as 75 companies participated to hire fresh executives. According to officials, 2,200 students appeared for the interviews organised at the fair.

While 550 students have been offered jobs on the spot, 1300 have been shortlisted by these companies for further

Big names such as Infosys, Pantaloon, Fullerton Securities, Reliance Life, Bajaj Capital were present at the fair. A member of the organising committee said that this year there has been seen a sharp increase in the number of companies that have participated at the fair compared to last year.

“On one hand, we have got companies looking for right talent and on the other aspiring students looking for the right opportunity to start their career at one single platform and we are happy with the success andeffectiveness of the same, ” said Amit Garg, business head, Internet, HT Media.

Amit Sharma, 23, who travelled from Jammu to participate at the placement fair said he was keen to get a job which offered him career growth. “I have come all the way from Jammu to be present at the fair and I am hoping that I get atleast one offer,” he said.

Anamika Singh. 24, an MBA student from Institute of Management Education, Sahibabad told Hindustan Times that the company brand would be critical. “I want to choose a company which has a good track record and a high brand value,” she said.

“We are looking to fill up all these 500 vacancies in these two days,” said Bharat Joshi, chief divisional manager, Bajaj Capital. He added that are about 500 vacancies in the NCR.