As many as 1,040 youths of Ganjam district in the State got different category of jobs in private companies at a Nijukti Mela organised here.

The one-day Nijukti Mela was jointly organised by Ganjam district administration in collaboration with the State Employment Mission (SEM) in which 21 private companies participated, official sources said on Thursday.

While 1,040 unemployed youths were recruited on the spot by the companies, as many as 634 others were selected to take training in the companies.

The companies are likely to engage them after successfully completing their training, sources said.

Over 3,500 educated youths from different places of the district were registered in the employment rally before recruitment was made. - PTI