UDHAMPUR, FEB 16: District Employment and Counseling Center, today organized a one-day mega job fair at Town-Hall here. MLA Pawan Kumar Gupta was the Chief Guest on the occasion and inaugurated the mela.
Speaking on the occasion, the MLA asked officers of various Departments to organize awareness programmes for unemployed youth on regular intervals so that they can avail benefit of self-employment schemes and welfare programmes of the Government. He informed that Udhampur is the largest district in the State in terms of production of cocoon. He also interacted with representatives of job-provider companies as well as students of various educational institutions.
Different Government Departments including Agriculture, Health, Handicraft, Handloom, National Livelihood Mission (NULM), Fisheries, Horticulture, Animal Husbandry, Sheep Husbandry and Sericulture had set up their stalls for creating awareness on various self-employment schemes.
Later, the MLA inspected various stalls installed by companies like Devika Hyundai, J&K Vehicleades Pvt Ltd, Bajaj Allianz Insurance Co Ltd, LIC, Brahm Rishi Bawra Shanti Vidya Peeth, IL&FS, Quess Corp Ltd and TNS.
ADC, Krishan Lal Sharma said that the main objective of this job fair is to generate employment opportunities for un-employed youth by providing them multiple job options.
Assistant Director, District Employment & Counseling Centre, Bhumika Sharma briefed about the job fair.
She informed that the fair is an initiative under National Career Service (NCS) programme, for bringing together all stakeholders including job-seekers, employers, counselors, trainers and private placement agencies. She further said that around 10 private companies are participating in the fair and offering at least 150 vacancies for unemployed youth of Udhampur.