Employment: More than 600 jobseekers from across the country attended the one-day job fair yesterday in Phuentsholing conducted by the regional labour office. The jobseekers will be competing for more than 250 jobs in Phuentsholing.

A total of 21 organisations floated vacancies. Companies such as Tashi Commercial Corporation (TCC), Pelden Enterprise, and Zimdra had also floated opportunities at the fair.

TCC had presented 54 slots and its official said about 150 jobseekers applied for different jobs. An in-country recruitment firm Bhutan Jobs also received applications from more than 200 jobseekers.

Meanwhile, there were many private employees who had also come at the fair. Most of them had come looking for better opportunities.

A private employee from one of the industries of Pasakha said he wanted a more secure job. “My salary is also not very motivating,” the 25-year-old technician said.

Another man had come at the fair expecting openings from the public corporations.

Among the jobseekers were also class X and class XII graduates, including Technical Training Institute (TTI) graduates.

A class XII graduate Ugyen Tshomo was busy filling application form for jobs with TCC, Zimdra, and Neethshel Private Limited. “I am trying for a job for the first time,” the 2012 class XII graduate said. “However, most of the jobs require experience.”

The last job fair in Phuentsholing was held in 2009. The regional director with the labour office in Phuentsholing, Sonam Tenzin said the companies have been given a week’s time to submit the job fair result reports. “We will then know how many got employed,” he said.

Rajesh Rai