More than 7,000 unemployed youth with educational qualifications from fifth class to post-graduation are expected to throng the second GHMC job ‘mela’ at the Banjara Function Hall, Banjara Hills on Tueday. Such has been the “tremendous response” for registrations that Mayor Mohd. Majid Hussain and top municipal officials have decided to hold a separate job meet for engineering graduates and MCAs in January 2013.

“We have received 12,000 registrations online in all for about 4,187 openings in 50-odd firms chosen to participate in the job mela. For 200 openings in the IT sector, we received 5,400 applications. So, we have decided to hold another job meet for them. We will send messages to them individually,” said Mr. Hussain at a press conference on Monday.

Walk-in registrations will also be allowed starting from 8 a.m. for youth not having technical degrees. They can check for jobs available in real estate, hospitality, delivery, automobiles, etc. Firms have been shortlisted after thorough screening and Mr. Hussain said the salaries could be in the range of Rs.5,500 to Rs.18,000.

The Mayor also clarified that the civic body was only providing a platform to jobless youngsters to get into the corporate world. The venue has sufficient parking space and seating arrangement for parents too. Drinking water is being made available, a first-aid camp and a vehicle from the fire and emergency department will also be present.

The function hall has been divided into four sections to deal with applicants from fifth class pass till class 10, Intermediate and graduation qualification, pharmacy and other post-graduates and business management diploma/graduate holders.

Close to 2,149 job aspirants are in the first category, 888 in the second, 651 in the third and 590 in the fourth category. “We noticed much time was consumed when we organised counselling also during the first job ‘mela’, [therefore] this time we have categorised them during the registration stage itself,” he said.

More than 7,000 unemployed youth expected