As part of the series of events to celebrate International Women’s Day on March 8, the Uttar Pradesh government aims to usher in new job opportunities for the women candidates in the state. The job fair will last for three days from March 8 to 10, with the opening day (Thursday) will be exclusively dedicated to only women job seekers.
The job fair is organised the Model Career Centre, under the guidance of the National Career Service (Ministry of Labour and Employment), collaborating with the Directorate of Training and Employment UP (Lucknow) as well as the Regional Employment Exchange, Hindustan Times reports.
Overall, about 10,973 vacancies are offered in the job fair that will take place at the Surya Group of Institutions at Mohanlalganj. The available openings are coming from various sectors such as IT, automobile, manufacturing, education, health, retail, hospitality, insurance, banking and security.
Prominent employers including Sahara Hospital, Genpact, Teleperformance, Tata Motors, Welspun, Vardhman, Eureka Forbes, Apollo Homecare, Spencer’s, Pizza Hut, Yash Foods (owners of Aryan’s and Curry Leaf), Thakur Publications and more will also participate in the fair, offering the positions of doctors, nurses, editors, managers, cashiers, developers, etc.
See: India Needs 10 Million Jobs Every Year until 2030 to Reduce Unemployment Rate
“On March 8, the job fair will be exclusively for women, as a mark of respect for them. Never before, it has been done like this,” said Rajeev Yadav, deputy director for the Directorate of Training & Employment UP. He added that from the overall vacancies, around 3,000 will be available only for women. In total, 51 employers from private sector including top companies will come to hire the youths in the state.
To participate in the mega event, all job seekers need to register themselves on the state portal sewayojan.up.nic.in and the national portal www.ncs.gov.in. Candidates can check the details of the job fair on both portals. They have to arrive at the venue on time, by bringing along with them all required documents such as curriculum vitae (CV), ID proof and passport size photographs. However, no travel allowance to the venue will be paid, as clarified by the organisers.
India’s Minister for Women and Child Development and Tourism, Rita Bahuguna Joshi is scheduled to inaugurate the fair at 1 pm on March 8. Also present on the occasion will be Minister Manoharlal Mannu Kori, Member of Parliament Jagdambika Pal and additional secretary, Labour and Employment Rajendra Kumar Tiwari.
Additionally, the offer letter distribution ceremony will be organised at 12 pm on March 10. Swami Prasad Maurya, Minister for Labour and Employment, will hand over the job offers to successful candidates.
Read also: ‘Stereotypes’ Make Indian Employees Refrain from Taking Leave: Survey