10,000 Naga youth likely to get job through ‘Job Mela’
DIMAPUR, NOVEMBER 16
AT least 100 providers, both national and local, will participate in the two-day ‘Job Oriented Skill Development Mela’ to be held at Agri Expo site, Dimapur from November 20 to 21. More than 10000 Naga youth are expected to get job through the ‘Job Mela’ being organized by the department of Employment and Craftsman Training in partnership with YouthNet and Confederation of Indian Industry.
Addressing a press conference, Parliamentary Secretary for Justice & Law, Land Revenue, Labour & Employment Dr Nicky Kire said since there are no sufficient government jobs in Nagaland, every unemployed youth should come forward and be a part of the mela. Stating that giving a platform to the youths to find job is one of the topmost priorities of the government, Dr Kire, however, wondered whether the youths will be able to bear the workload assigned by the companies as many are likely to get into a job without wanting to work much.
No qualification has been fixed for the unemployed youth to take part in the mela as the organizers feel that uneducated youths too have some kind of skill or the other to get a job.
The organizers said there will be both direct and indirect recruitment where job providers will select candidates, provide skill trainings and give placement to those who are found suitable to work in their companies. The maximum period of training will be six months during which the central ministry will provide an amount of Rs 300 daily to each of selected candidate besides traveling expenses and free stay till the training gets over.
Till date more than 2000 candidates from all parts of Nagaland have registered for the Mela, and there will be on the spot registration of the candidates at the site.