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New agency to help youth find jobs abroad

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VISAKHAPATNAM NOV. 24. Candidates willing to go abroad in search of greener pastures need no longer fall prey to unscrupulous recruiting agencies. The AP Directorate of Employment and Training will soon launch Abroad Job Agency for Youth (AJAY), which would collaborate with international agencies and identify the vacancies available in foreign countries.

It would also help candidates procure visas and passports. The recruited candidates would be sent through the Indian Embassy. Giving these details at a media conference here on Monday, the Commissioner for Employment and Training, B.V. Sudhakar, said that a few schemes had already been launched and the rest would be operational in the next couple of months.

The `Bhavishyat' scheme would be launched in Visakhapatnam on January 1. Candidates appearing for examinations like GRE, GMAT and TOEFL would be given special coaching through the AU Employment Guidance Bureau. A nominal fee of Rs.2,000 would be charged against Rs.6,000 charged by private coaching institutes. The `Udyogam' scheme launched in August had groomed candidates who had applied for the BSF constable recruitment resulting in 100 per cent selection. As many as 2,000 posts of CRPF constables had been allocated to AP and a decision was taken to provide free training to applicants in all districts to make use of the quota allotted to the State.

Under the `Merupu' scheme, the services of US-trained professionals had been requisitioned to provide free training to candidates in call centre operations. The minimum qualification required is a degree in any subject. The candidates would be trained in phonetics, language skills and telephone etiquette. Though all aspirants for the posts of `call centre operators' were eligible to apply, first preference would be given to those who had registered their names in the employment exchanges.

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