Youths flock to the first ‘National Job Fair’

Minister for Employment, Productivity and Industrial Relations Parveen Kumar visits the booths at the National Job Fair held at the National Gym. Picture: MONIKA SINGH

MINISTER for Employment, Productivity and Industrial Relations and Youth and Sports, Parveen Kumar is hopeful that events such as the National Job Fair can make a positive impact on the number of people trying to secure jobs.

Mr Kumar launched the first National Job Fair at the National Gymnasium this morning and said the National Employment Policy proposed the implementation of new job creation initiatives such as the job fair, to contribute positively towards reducing the unemployment rate to below 4 per cent.

Meanwhile the doors to the National Gym opened this morning with youths and job seekers lined up, waiting to get the opportunity to fill application forms and get a glimpse of what was on offer from the job market.

More people were interested in finding out more information on the seasonal worker program and the Pacific Labour Scheme and how they can sign up for the programs.

A resource person at the booth said they had more than 50 people who visited their booth in the morning to find out how they can join the program and secure employment overseas.

Mr Kumar said visitors to the two-day job fair would be empowered with new knowledge and skill sets that would enable them to be easily absorbed into the workforce.

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