Job fair attracts a huge turnout
TIRUCHI: The three-day job fair organised by the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam as part of Chief Minister M.Karunanidhi’s 86th birthday celebrations in the city turned out to be a huge draw on the opening day on Friday.
Over 25,000 aspiring candidates thronged the St.Joseph’s College grounds, the venue of the fair, on the opening day meant for group A candidates comprising graduates and post-graduates (including engineering and technology disciplines). Nearly 230 companies, with openings for this group of candidates, had come for recruitment today.
Recruitment for Group B, comprising ITI and diploma holders, D.Pharm and catering technology candidates, and Group C, comprising candidates with VIII to Plus qualifications, would be held on Saturday and Sunday respectively.
“The camp in Tiruchi has met with an overwhelming response. The turnout of candidates and companies under Group A has been big. Almost all majors, from various sectors, are here,” observed Kanimozhi, MP, at a brief inaugural ceremony this morning. Describing the fair as a platform of opportunity for youths, Ms.Kanimozhi pointed out normally job fairs attracted just about five to 10 companies.
Minister for School Education Thangam Thennarasu termed the fair as a huge opportunity for the youths as it brought over 400 companies under a single roof.
Transport Minister K.N.Nehru said 428 companies were participating in the fair and over 90,000 vacancies were on offer.