Nearly 1000 candidates in Coimbatore district were selected by private companies for jobs at Dr. Kalaignar Centenary Special Job Camp held on Saturday.
In Coimbatore district, 293 companies and 6,251 candidates participated in the camp and 894 people were selected by the companies. Minister for Labour Welfare and Employment and Training C.V. Ganesan told reporters in Coimbatore that the State government conducted more than 100 job camps so far, and 1.51 lakh youth had got jobs through these. The special camps will be held in 100 places by December.
The government was conducting skill training at schools, government arts and science colleges, and polytechnics. It was also upgrading technical infrastructure at the industrial training institutes to make the candidates employment ready.
Housing Minister S. Muthusamy said efforts are on to provide monthly ₹7,500 financial support to 1,000 selected candidates who want to prepare for UPSC examinations. This will support aspiring candidates from rural areas to pursue their dreams. M.P. Saminathan, Minister for Tamil Development, Information and Publicity, said that youth should upgrade their skills so that they get jobs in their home towns and also industries can develop.
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