Two days national job fair ends
More than thousands of job seekers flocked to the Changlingmithang parking for the 13th national job fair last Thursday. More than 41 agencies across the country have taken part in the job fair with 3000 job vacancies being floated for the youth. The employing agencies have taken initiative to employ youth during the two day fair.
Themed “Be employed, be productive and useful”, 13th national job fair was organized by the Department of Employment under Ministry of Labour and Human Resources. More than 1000 job seekers have registered with different agencies for employ- ment during the two days.
Labour minister, Lyonpo Ngeema Sangay Tshempo who inaugurated the fair advised the unemployed youths to kindly take up jobs to enhance knowledge and to gain experience.
“The overall goal in the 11th FYP is to achieve full, productive, gainful and decent employment for the people of Bhutan which will drive the company towards achieving high levels of human development and contribute to the maximization of GNH. Our government’s pledge was that we would achieve full employment by providing jobs to all those willing to work,” Lyonpo said.
Lyonpo further added that the rationale behind organizing job fair is to provide a common platform for the employers and jobseekers to interact and enable on the spot recruitment selection for the time and cost effectiveness.
While addressing the crowd, the Director General for Department of employment Sherub Tenzin said that the overseas program is only an interim measure to help overcome unemployment problems in the short term. He said with the growing numbers of large hydropower projects in the pipeline and growth of industries, trade and commerce will generate thousands of jobs.
Raising the recent issues on unpaid Bhutanese in Qatar the Director –General said that it is important evident from the massive to this response of youth program that there are many good things happening. But overseas placement is not without challenges. The most recent case is the report of a company in Qatar that did not pay salary on time. This is an important lesson for us.
“We would like to reassure that the Ministry is taking this report seriously and possible measures are being taken to resolve and prevent reoccurrence,’’ the Director – General added.
One of the jobseekers, Sonam said that these days it’s not easy to get a job and that one have to keep trying.
The job fair is an op- portunity for job seekers to understand the job market and employment opportunities both within and outside the country.
Robust initiative is taken by Department of Employment in skilling development in construction to curb unemployment in our country. The agencies who has taken part in job fair to help registration and also to guide throughout the placement procedures and to help by giving all information on job vacancies. Their main objective is to assist all job seekers being recruited. The fair was a unique event for companies that meet large number of jobseekers.
The job fair ended last Friday.