GUWAHATI, Sept 29 � Making a difference in the lives of the physically challenged members of the society, a job fair organised by the Vocational Rehabilitation Centre for Handicapped, Guwahati, in association with NRL and Byatikram Masdo, provided job opportunities to at least 16 physically challenged young men and women of the State.
Leading companies like NJB Infosys, Emami, Hinduja Global Solutions, Dominos, Caf� Coffee Day, IDBI Federal Bank, among others, would recruit the selected physically challenged candidates on merit basis. Nearly 200 candidates from different parts of the State including Jorhat, Silchar, Kokrajhar, Nalbari and Kamrup, among others, took part in the fair held recently at the Assam Textile Institute here.
Other 49 candidates were also shortlisted for various jobs during the day-long job fair cum counselling session that was held with an objective to bring the employer and the candidates under one roof. During the job fair, National Handicapped Finance and Development Corporation (NHFDC) loans were sanctioned to four beneficiaries, including two women, to start self-employment ventures.
Companies like Hinduja Global Solutions, Dominos, IDBI Federal Bank, NHFDC, Emami, Caf� Coffee Day, Arena Animation among other participated in the job fair.
�This job fair and counselling session provided opportunity to both the employer and the candidates to interact and know about the requirements of each other. In the next stage, the other shortlisted candidates would be contacted by the companies for recruitment.
�The jobs would be offered by the companies as per the qualification of the candidates, keeping in mind the ability and limitations of the physically challenged candidates,� said Debashree Bhattacharya of VRC, Guwahati.
The candidates, who could not come to the job fair due to floods, would also be registered by the VRC. �It is a continuous process and we would register the details of those unable to make it to the job fair this time,� she added.
An evaluation unit of the VRC would monitor the working condition of the selected candidates. The VRC also runs skill development programmes for youth with special needs.