As many as 2,100 youth from in and around Ludhiana district got appointment letters in the employment fair organised by the district administration at the Government High School, Mundian Kalan, here on Saturday. These youth have secured employment in 30 different companies in the employment fair, which was inaugurated by state irrigation minister Sharanjit Singh Dhillon.
A whopping more than 6,000 youth had registered at the fair that was organised with the assistance of the Chamber of Industrial and Commercial Undertakings (CICU). This was the third employment fair organised by the district administration.
Deputy commissioner Rajat Agarwal, while referring to the previous fairs, said the first such fair was organised at Jagraon in February 2014, followed by another at the CICU office in June 2014.
"The district administration has worked hard for the last two months to shortlist the deserving candidates who were handed over the appointment letters on the spot," the DC added.
While speaking to mediapersons after inaugurating the fair, Dhillon said the state government was committed to provide employment to all unemployed youth of the state. He said this job fair had been successful as thousands of youth got themselves registered on Saturday. He assured that such employment fairs would be organised on a regular basis and those youth, who did not get appointment letter on Saturday, would be reconsidered by the companies if there is further demand.
Dhillon further said the main purpose of this employment fair was to stop brain drain. He said today's youth was shifting to western countries in search of jobs. The state government was committed to provide jobs to all unemployed youth in their home country, he added.
Prominent among those present on the occasion included former minister Ishar Singh Meharban, zila parishad chairman Bhag Singh Maangarh, SDM (east) Paramjit Singh, national general secretary of Youth Akali Dal Simranjeet Singh Dhillon, district employment officer Lakshya Gupta, CICU president Avtar Singh and CICU general secretary Upkar Singh.
Firms that hired
The companies that hired on Saturday included New Swan Group of Companies, Nicks India Tools, Kay Jay Forgings Pvt Ltd, Bhogal Sons, Moonlight Auto (P) Ltd, Dish TV India, Kochar Infotech Pvt Ltd, Kapoor Steels Enterprises, Sportking India Ltd, AB Steel Works, Appu International, Indiana Machine Tools, Ralson (India) Ltd, Singhania International Ltd, Mehta Engineers Ltd, Precision Industrial Fasteners, Highway Industries Ltd, BB Industries, Superfine Knitters Ltd, Falcon Garden Tools (P) Ltd, Amar Wheels Pvt Ltd, Yerik International, Sudhir Forgings (P) Ltd, The Bombay Metal Works Private Ltd, Kangaroo Industries, besides several others.