JAMMU, Feb 17: J&K Bank in association with M/s Equitas Development Initiative Trust organized a first of its kind mega job fair for educated and unemployed youth of low income households at Higher Secondary School Migrant Township Jagti, Nagrota.
The initiative was supported by the Rotary Club, CII & a Jammu based NGO Helpline Humanities which did the ground work of household survey and enumerating the youth of the area.
Leading companies like Cadila Healthcare, CMS Info Systems, Leisure trends, Macleods Pharmaceuticals, Chandra Constructions, Dua Motors, Zomato, Myraa Hospitalty, Jai Beverages and a number of hotels under the aegis of Hotel and Restaurant Association Katra had set up their panels for screening and interviewing the applicants for their selection in their respective organizations.
The job fair was inaugurated by the Relief Commissioner ML Raina in presence of Dr CK Gariyali Retd Trustee Equitas, Ajay Bharti MLC, representatives of Rotary Club, CII, senior officials of J&K Bank, helpline humanities and a large number of youth.
A total number of 564 candidates were registered for the job fair and more than 100 candidates were issued appointment letters by different companies with average annual compensation package ranging from Rs 2 lakh to Rs 6 lakh.
Later in the day appointment letters were handed over to the selected youth by the Vice President J&K Bank in the valedictory function organized for the purpose.
On behalf of J&K Bank Sudhir Gupta Zonal Head Jammu communicated the message of the Chairman and CEO, “This job fair is a collective initiative towards eradicating unemployment and extending gratitude to our people by providing them with a platform for employment opportunities. We believe that a forum of this stature will symbiotically benefit interviewees to find ideal jobs and the corporate to find talent with the right skill-sets. In future too we shall collaborate with likeminded organizations to hold such job fairs on regular basis”.
Trustee Equitas Trust Dr CK Gariyali, John Alex Programme Director Equitas Trust Chennai, BL Jalali Director and MK Bhat President Helpline Humanities Jammu were also present on the occasion.