Job fair attracts hundreds of youths

Youths waiting to be interviewed by companies present at the job fair held at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall yesterday. (Terrence Thompson photo)

Hundreds of youths attended a job fair organised by the Department of Youth at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall in Georgetown yesterday to tackle the high unemployment rate among young persons in Guyana.

Approximately 701 persons are said to have registered online during the three-hour period when the fair, dubbed ‘JOBS NOW!,’ was first advertised, with the expectation of catering for 200. Many who hadn’t been through the online registration process were waiting in a long line that stretched from inside of the Sports Hall to the gate.

As a result of the overwhelming response, the Central Recruitment and Manpower Agency was present to register persons for potential job opportunities in the public sector, in addition to assisting those interested in gaining interviews with companies in the private sector…..

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