Punjab govt to hold special job fair for women in Ludhiana

November 01, 2017 03:45 PM

Punjab News Express
CHANDIGARH : Giving further impetus to Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh’s `Ghar Ghar Rozgar’ scheme, the Punjab government has decided to conduct a special job fair to provide employment to 3400 women in Ludhiana on November 3.
The Rozgar Mela for Women, to be held at District Industrial Centre, Ludhiana, will cater specially to the employment needs of women students from the streams of textile designing, knitting, and tailoring etc, a spokesperson of the Chief Minister's Office disclosed here on Wednesday.
Aimed at providing qualified young girls with the opportunity to stand on their feet, the fair will help kickstart the careers of young girls who have passed out from various colleges, technical and educational institutions. Many industrial units and companies in the field of hosiery and apparel manufacturing are expected to attend the special fair, the spokesperson added.
The state government has launched a special employment drive as part of its `Ghar Ghar Rozgar’ scheme. On September 5, Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh had personally handed over appointment letters to 25 youth at the culmination of the Mega Job Fair at an Employers' Meet in Mohali. The fair saw the presentation of a total of 27,000 appointment letters, including 3,000 for government posts, to young men and women.
The Employment Generation department, in collaboration with the Industries department, also organized four job fairs at Mohali, Ludhiana, Jalandhar and Amritsar on October 11, 2017, offering a total of 10,207 jobs to the unemployed youth till October 30, 2017.
In addition, the government has signed 34 MoUs for creating 2.63 lakh jobs under the 'Ghar Ghar Rozgar' scheme to fulfill its promise to the people to provide employment opportunities. More such agreements are on the anvil, said the spokesperson, adding that the Department of Industries & Commerce was working closely with various industries and industrial organizations, including CII, Mohali Industries Association (Mohali), ASSOCHAM, PHDCCI etc, to help realize the government’s promise, as mandated in the Congress election manifesto.
The Department of Employment Generation & Training has also inked agreements with Ola and Uber to generate employment potential for the state's unemployed youth.

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