BANGALORE October 18, 2008: The Job Fair organized by the Karnataka Government has evoked a good response on the first day and 700 candidates registered seeking jobs.
Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa, who inaugurated the two-day Job Fair, called upon the educated youth to utilize an opportunity to get jobs. The Labor Department conducted the programme for providing jobs to candidates of industrial training institutes of the state. About 100 industrialists participated in the fair. The fair would be concluded on Sunday.
The State Government has decided to organize similar fairs at the district and taluk levels and in November and December the job fairs will be held in Hubli and Gulburga respectively, the chief minister said. A sum of Rs. 25 crores had been released for conducting h job fairs and creating facilities for providing training to the job seekers. The authorities would be instructed to hold jobs fairs in all district headquarters before 30 March 2009, Mr. Yeddyurappa said.
The Government had committed to generate 10 lakh jobs in the next five years. A Skill Development Corporation has been created which will take steps to enhance the employability skill levels among the educated youth, Mr Yeddyurappa said.
Mr.Yeddyurappa also launched the job hotline 080-600-12345 and a website www.karskills.com.
The Government has also an agreement with five different industries giving effect to the training and employment process to over 30,000 youths.
Labour Minister B.N. Bachche Gowda said the countrys top companies including Infosys, Maruthi Udyog Limited, L&T and many other firms are participating in the job fair. There were 958 Government and private Industrial Training Institutes functioning in the state and about 90,000 trained youth were coming out every year.
A large number of graduates and diploma holder in various industrial grades from Gulburga, Raichur, Gadag, Hubli, Bidar, Dakshina Kannada and other districts had queued up before the counters to register their names.
Karnataka Government today has formed the 'Skills Commission' to provide training to ten lakh youth in the next five years and empower them with skills to take up suitable employment.
This year's budget provided Rs 25 crore for skills development programmes and an additional Rs ten crore would be made available in the supplementary budget, the statement added.
CM welcomes Centres decision
Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa today welcomed the Centre's decision on holding a joint survey of the controversial Hogenekkal Project, across River Cauvery, undertaken by the Tamil Nadu Government.
Speaking to newspersons on the sidelines of 'Job Fair' organised by the State Labour department here, he said, the truth will come out and Karnataka which had objected to the project will be vindicated. Stating that for the first time the Centre had acknowledged the Karantaka's concern over the project by agreeing to hold a 'Joint Survey,' the Chief Minister said the State would extend all co-operation for Centre's initiative on the issue.The Karnataka Government had raised an objection over the project contending it was being built in the area belonging to it. It had also petitioned to the Centre seeking a joint survey and also the details of the Rs 1,240 crore project.