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We need to know where exactly which sector unemployment exists: Rohan Khaunte

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Panaji: While announcing three job fairs in the State starting from Porvorim, State Labour and Employment Minister Rohan Khaunte today said that the State government wants to pin point in which vertical the unemployment exists.

Khaunte told reporters that the first job fair would be held on May 11 at Porvorim in which 50 companies are expected to participate. Two more job fairs are planned at Curchorem and Ponda or Tisk Usgao in the end of May or starting of June month.’

“While we speak about unemployment, there is no data to zero in on what category is the unemployment. We don’t have data about it. We don’t have data about the available manpower,” the minister said.

“We will try to ensure that we have proper data and know in which vertical the unemployment is. Also we will have the data about the vacancies available in the State,” he added.

The minister said that the state government has  taken various initiatives to curb the unemployment level in the state. “We are trying to find the eco system where employment can be generated for the people of goa,” he added.

“The IT policy or similar initiatives have given incentives for generating employment. While working on the issue, we thought that there should be some trade fairs for the job seekers,” he said.

Talking about the job fair at Porvirim, he said three storey building would be utilized for different trade and try to create ambience for employment generation. “Next day,May 12 we have called for the meeting of HR managers and share the thoughts of what plans the state has,” he said.

The job fair will be organized in association with GCCI, ASSOCHAM, National institute of coastal management and Goa technology association.

“We are ensuring that there should be smooth registration so we have kept the online open. The job seekers are requested to come with at least 10 resumes. The awareness will be created so that the youths will find the job,” he said.

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