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7,400 candidates find employment through employment centre

The Times of India, 18 June 2012 - Over 7,400 candidates have been placed by Karnataka Employment Centre over its two years of existence.

In two years of its operations, KEC has served over 15,281 candidates, 8,960 candidates have undergone skill assessment, 13,467 candidates were sent for interview and over 7,400 candidates have got jobs in various industries.

Karnataka Vocational Training and Skills Development Corporation (KVTSDC), a Government of Karnataka undertaking, established to provide training and employment to youth in the State in association with TeamLease Services Pvt. Ltd, has completed two years of Karnataka Employment Centre (KEC).

H A Keshavamurthy, executive director, KVTSDC said: "It is indeed good to see that KEC has placed over 7400 candidates in two years and the trend shows that employment process can be accelerated through public-private partnership. We have conducted many job fairs throughout the State and have helped 3 lakh people secure jobs in varied sectors."

G S Narayan Swamy, IAS, secretary, labour and employment said, "The PPP initiative is one of its kinds and aims to get rid of unemployability as it is a bigger challenge than unemployment." He also added that Karnataka government has taken up the initiative to establish HRD centres in public-private partnership (PPP) and thereby understanding the need of the job seekers and support the economically backward unemployed youth.


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