Stalin vows to end unemployment soon

Chennai: Chief Minister M K Stalin has said providing everyone a job that suits their qualification is the State government’s aim and his government is improving school and college education towards achieving it.

He said this after kickstarting a mega job fair at Vandalur in the city. Stalin also inaugurated the programme telecast by Kalvi TV for the benefit of candidates, preparing for various competitive exams.

Stalin said his government will work towards resolving the unemployment crisis in the next five years. ‘Many say I am the number one Chief Minister. It sounds nice but I want the State to be number one,’ Stalin said at the mega job fair conducted for recruiting 73,950 candidates.
He also distributed offer letters to 20 persons recruited by the participant companies.

Job aspirants from Chennai, Chengalpet, Kancheepuram and Tiruvallur districts took part in the job fair organised by the Labour Welfare and Skill Development Department. More than 500 private companies took part in the programme.

This initiative is a joint effort of TN’s District Employment and Career Guidance Centre and Department of Employment and Training.
More than 500 companies had set up stalls. Jobs were offered by IT firms, insurance companies, food processing units, glass industry, automobile firms, textile and jewellery showrooms.

Since the new government took over in May last year, 36 mega job fairs and 297 job fairs have been organised by the Employment and Training Department, he said. Over 5,700 private companies have taken part in these fairs, 2.50 lakh candidates participated and over 41,200 people, including 517 differently abled persons got placed.

Stating that providing random jobs to everyone is not the government’s intention, Stalin added that everyone should get employment opportunities based on their educational qualification and skill. ‘That is the objective of this government. That is why we are enhancing school and college education,’ added Stalin.