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3,132 selected for jobs at mela; 817 given appointment orders

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79 companies from Goa and Karnataka take part in the Udyoga Mela



Vishweshwar Hedge Kageri

Karwar: Vishweshwar Hegde Kageri, in-charge of Uttara Kannada, said that the Koushalya and Udyoga Mela arranged by the Karnataka State Employment and Training Department (KSEATD) at Maladevi Ground in Karwar on Saturday and Sunday was a success. He was addressing presspersons here on Sunday after visiting the stalls put up by various companies participating in the mela.

Mr. Kageri said that 79 companies from Goa and Karnataka participated in the melas. He said that 8,592 jobseekers attended the mela. Of them, 3,132 were selected for different jobs by the companies and 817 were issued appointment orders on the spot.

He said that 1,067 candidates were selected in the retail section and 612 in production and manufacturing. As many as 70 were selected in bio-technology he said. He said that the Government had identified some candidates for training in different trades.

He thanked Vishnukant Chalapally, Executive Director, Umashankar, Secretary of KSEATD, and Channappa Gowda, Deputy Commissioner, for making the mela a success.

Shubhalata Asnotikar, MLC, distributed certificates to candidates appointed by the companies. Mr. Chalapalli said that mini job melas would be held in the district to attract more unemployed youths and jobseekers.

There was a mixed reaction from the candidates who had come to the mela. Reshma, who had come from Kumta, said she was happy because she got a job in a business process outsourcing firm.

Another candidate, Vijay Shanbhag, a diploma holder, said he was selected by a prestigious company and thanked KSEATD officials for creating a job opportunity for youths like him.

However, Virupaksha, who had come from Hubli, said it was just an eyewash and the companies were collecting bio-datas in large numbers. He said that he was not happy with the selection procedure adopted by many companies participating in the mela. He said that he was a post-graduate.

Nagaraj Bhat of Sirsi, a diploma holder in mechanical engineering, said that during the publicity for mela, KSEATD officials had said that the salary offered by various companies would be a minimum of Rs. 6,000 per month.

However, many companies taking part in the mela had offered Rs. 2,000 per month. He said he was disappointed by this.

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