A total of 8, 252 candidates selected under semi-skilled category of driving, tailoring, helpers, etc., were given offer letters as the three-day job fair Kalaignar – 87 at Kamaraj College drew to a close on Sunday.
Thirteen thousand registered candidates thronged the venue on Sunday. Recruitment personnel from over 250 companies examined the required skills to fit in. Employment opportunities were abundant but the stakeholders had to choose the right job and achieve their targets, K. Kanimozhi, Rajya Sabha MP, said.
“This is a recruitment drive par excellence that the ruling Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam can be proud of fulfilling the aspirations of stakeholders,” she added. Firstly, the candidates should acknowledge their abilities and the field of interest to suit the requirements. If they were confident of their performances, the employers would be satisfied. Think twice before stepping into a company, she said.
At the advent of the recruitment drive, the candidates under category - A competed for the position of software engineers, automobile engineers, sales managers, accounts officer, automation engineers, industrial engineers, quality controllers, etc.
Social Welfare Minister P. Geetha Jeevan said that inviting leading software and automobile companies to provide employment for the jobless under one roof was not an easy task.
T.K.S. Elangovan, MP, said as many as 4,50,000 government jobs had been created during the DMK regime since 2006 and with efforts of Ms. Kanimozhi over 1,25,000 jobs were provided to people in the private sector.
Ramya, a knitwear company worker from Tirupur, who was employed through a similar job fair in Cuddalore district, thanked Ms. Kanimozhi. “I hail from a poor family. My father is a farmer. I have studied only upto class ten. Initially, remuneration of Rs. 3, 000 was offered and I now draw Rs.5, 000,” the girl said.
Anitha R. Radhakrishnan, MLA, Tiruchendur, S.R. Jayadurai Tuticorin MP, Poongothai Aladi Aruna, Minister for Information and Technology, Mayor R. Kasthuri Thangam, V. Radhika Selvi, former Minister of Home for State and N. Periyasami, District Secretary, DMK were present.