Next mega job fair to be held in Nellai

HELPFUL: K. Kanimozhi, MP, interacting with applicants in Tiruchi on Monday.

HELPFUL: K. Kanimozhi, MP, interacting with applicants in Tiruchi on Monday.   | Photo Credit: —Photo:R. Ashok

Staff Reporter

No recommendations, says Kanimozhi

TIRUCHI: The Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) Rajya Sabha MP Kanimozhi on Monday said that the next mega job fair would be organised by the party at Tirunelveli.

Ms. Kanimozhi was here to observe the ongoing three-day mega job fair registration camp that was organised by the district unit of the DMK as part of Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi’s 86th birthday celebrations in the city and elsewhere in the district.

In a brief chat with reporters after interacting with candidates at the Kalaignar Arivalayam registration centre in the city, Ms. Kanimozhi said similar job fairs had been organised by the party at Kariyapatti, Virudhunagar, Kanyakumari, Vellore and Cuddalore. In the Cuddalore job fair alone, appointment orders had been given to 20,000 candidates, she pointed out.

She said several industries had come up in the State under Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi’s government, resulting in creation of more job opportunities. All types of companies had taken part in the job fairs held so far.

Ms. Kanimozhi said an information data centre had been established at Cuddalore to ascertain information regarding job opportunities there adding discussions would be held with the Tiruchi district unit DMK regarding setting up a similar centre at Tiruchi as well as for organising training to students on soft skills.

Transport Minister K.N. Nehru, Forest Minister N. Selvaraj, School Education Minister Thangam Thennarasu, Collector T. Soundiah, Corporation Commissioner T.T. Balsamy and other officials accompanied Ms. Kanimozhi.

Later, Ms. Kanimozhi visited the registration centres at Lalgudi, Mannachanallur, Tiruverambur and Manapparai.


Making an avid plea to industrialists to take active part in the fair in Tiruchi slated for February 19 to 21, she assured industry representatives at a meeting that they would be given a free hand to recruit candidates conforming to their expectations.

“We will not make any recommendations and there will be no compulsion or pressure on industries to recruit candidates,” assured Ms. Kanimozhi. She exuded hope that the ‘Kalaignar 86’ Fair would in the first place serve the purpose of providing the over one lakh registered candidates, below 30 years, an ideal exposure to the requirements of the local job market.

The recruitments would be categorised and made separately for graduates, professionals, and those with Diploma, ITI and Plus Two qualifications at the entry free fair, she said.

Sufficient stalls would be made available for industries free of cost, Ms. Kanimozhi said during her interaction with representatives of Confederation of Indian Industry, Tiruchi Zone, BHEL Small Industries’ Association, and Tiruchi District Tiny and Small Scale Industries’ Association.

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