In step with RI President Shekhar Mehta’s vision of women’s empowerment, RC Salem, RID 2982, joined hands with Skillsonic HR Group to conduct a mega job fair exclusively for girls at the Rotary Hall in Salem, Tamil Nadu. Over 500 candidates aged 18–21 attended the walk-in interview, said club president J Senthilkumar.
Out of these walk-ins, 130 candidates were selected. “They will be trained and provided suitable jobs at the newly set-up Tata factory in Hosur,” he said. The candidates had either completed Class 12 or were diploma holders in electrical, electronics, mechanical, automobile, tool and die-making and mechatronics. They came from various parts of Tamil Nadu and other states. The Tata group’s plant in Hosur will manufacture electronic components and “employ only women right from the managerial to the workshop cadres,” said Senthilkumar.
Depending on their performance, the selected candidates will get a starting salary ₹18,000–₹23,000. DG K Sundharalingam visited the job fair and encouraged the Rotarians to take up more such projects that will empower women.