20,000 register for The Hindu Job Fair

Special Correspondent

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Around 20,000 persons have registered so far for the Opportunities Fair being organised by The Hindu in association with the Kerala State IT Mission of the Government of Kerala at the St. Joseph's Higher Secondary School Auditorium, General Hospital Junction, on March 25 and 26.

Two dozen top IT and ITES companies are participating in the fair.

They will consider fresh graduates and postgraduates and professionals with two to 10 years experience for appointment to over 10,000 posts.

Cognizant is the event sponsor. The associate sponsors are Patni, Verizon and SunTec. The BSNL is the communication partner. TMIfirst is the technology partner. The participants include Network Systems and Technologies (P) Ltd., (NeST) SlashSupport India (P) Ltd., Covansys (India) (P) Ltd., Allsec Technologies Ltd.,, ISG Novasoft Technologies Ltd., Certus Software (P) Ltd., US Technology Resources, WINS Infotek Pvt. Ltd., Fischer Systems India (P) Ltd., Paragon Biomedical, Asto Origin, Iridium, Genpact and Identitymine Softwares.

The companies will screen the registered CVs of freshers and professionals with less than two years experience and send invitations to the selected candidates.

Only candidates selected by the companies from this category would be allowed entry into the venue. The decision of the companies will be final and no communication about it will be entertained.

Separate fast track entry is being allowed for experienced professionals. Those in this category with two to 10 years of experience can register any time before the end of the event and walk into the job fair with the printout of the registration confirmation form.

The Hindu has already organised job fairs in Chennai, Hyderabad, Bangalore and Coimbatore. Over 40,000 job-seekers from all over South India participated in the Coimbatore event held early last year. More than 57,000 candidates had pre-registered for the opportunities fair organised in Bangalore in May last.