8,200 Get 'On The Spot' Jobs In Job Fair: Delhi Government

The Government of Delhi organised a two-day job fair and according to the Labour and Employment Minister Gopal Rai, 8,200 youths got 'on the spot' jobs and 25,787 aspirants are shortlisted.

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8,200 Get 'On The Spot' Jobs In Job Fair: Delhi Government

Delhi Job Fair: 8,200 Get 'On The Spot' Jobs, Says Delhi Government (File)

New Delhi:  The Government of Delhi organised a two-day job fair and according to the Labour and Employment Minister Gopal Rai, 8,200 youths got 'on the spot' jobs and 25,787 aspirants are shortlisted. The minister also said 82 companies took part in the job fair where 47,000 candidates attended the recruitment process. After the 'more than expected' response from job fair which was concluded on Wednesday, the AAP Government is planning to organize the job fair again on February 14, next year, reported Hindustan Times.

While inaugurating the event, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced setting up of 70 world-class skill centres in Delhi, saying his government will take every step for employment generation amid a "wavering economy" hit by demonetisation and GST.

"The new skill centers will be completed in the next two years and will have the capacity to train 70,000 students," Mr. Kejriwal said at Thyagaraj Stadium where the job fair was organised.

"The economy is wavering... It is passing through a challenging phase following demonetisation and implementation of the Goods and Services Tax. We will work for creation of maximum job opportunities for the youth," he said.
 
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The Delhi Job Fair 2017 was organised at Thyagaraj Stadium

The chief minister said the new skill centres will be based on the model of the one developed by the Delhi government with the help of Singapore in Vivek Vihar, reported Press Trust of India.

Mr. Kejriwal also said that the Delhi government has around 36,000 vacancies and he has written to the Lt Governor to direct the agencies concerned to start recruitment drives.
 
"This is the second job fair organised by the Labour department. Around 12,000 youths were given jobs at a similar event held two years ago," Minister Gopal Rai said.

The Delhi Government had organised the first job fair on December 7-8, 2015.

The jobs aspirants were allowed to register themselves on an online portal to participate in the event. 
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