Inaugurating a mega job fair at Tamil Nadu on March 20, Chief Minister MK Stalin gave out 20 job offers to candidates. Over 500 private companies participated in the fair, with at least 70,000 vacancies to be fulfilled. The employment campaign was organised by the labour welfare and skill development department.
Special provisions were in place to facilitate participation of candidates with disabilities, with full support of the district administration and the police department.
A total of 8,752 candidates, including 31 persons with disabilities, received employment at the fair in Chengalpattu on March 20. About 1,368 job seekers opted to upskill with about 15 firms offering to upskill. About 1,500 job seekers registered with the the Overseas Manpower Corporation. Job seekers from Kancheepuram and Tiruvallur districts also participated in big numbers.
The Chief Minister also inaugurated a television programme on the occasion on the Tamil Nadu government channel, Kalvi TV, which will train job seekers who wish to prepare and appear for competitive exams.
Since May 2021, about 36 mega job fairs have been organised in Tamil Nadu, and about 297 job fairs facilitated by the Employment and Training Department. With more than 5,700 known companies participating in these fairs, these fairs have drawn over 2.5 lakh job seekers. More than 41,200 people have received employment in these fairs, including 517 people with disabilities.