Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Gokak to recruit 400 hearing and speech impaired personnel

BANGALORE: As part of its corporate social responsibility agenda, Gokak Textiles Limited today announced its plan to recruit 400 hearing and speech impaired personnel to work in their company.

The company has written to three deaf and dumb institutes in Karnataka about their plan to recruit deaf and mute workers. "However, we have still not been able to fill in all the 400 positions," said H S Bhaskar, CEO, MD GTL.

The hearing and speaking impaired candidates will be trained in tailoring for one year at the company's training institute for one year. The trainees would receive a stipend.

Candidates between the 18-26 age group, who have passed their 10th standard examination, would be eligible for recruitment, he said and the candidates would receive a salary as prescribed by the government rules.

"Last year we had recruited around 30 such personnel and found them easily suited to the job of tailoring. Those with other impairments like visual or handicapped would not be in a position to undertake this work. Hence we decided to restrict ourselves to the hearing and speech impaired", he said, adding that they would also help the candidates find accomodation in Belgaum, where they will be posted.

The initiative is part of the company's corporate social responsibility. Its other activities under this category include running educational institutions, hospitals, ensuring tree plantation among others.

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