Published On: Sat, Feb 16th, 2013
Jobs | By Raju

500 people benefit from Job Fair for Disabled

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Bangalore, February 16: This was a job fair with a huge difference: An exclusive job fair for the disabled with over 26 companies offering jobs on the spot to more than 500 disabled unemployed. The fair was organized by 5 NGOs, viz. The Cheshire Disability Trust, The Samarthanam Trust, Association of people with Disability, Vocational Rehabilitation centre and Nasscom Foundation, on Saturday at JSS Polytechnic for Women off Old Airport Road.

The employers included top rated corporates like HCL, IBM, Infosys, Oracle ANZ, ING Yysya Bank, TCS, Agies, DELL, Accenture, Tryo Solutions, among others.

Inaugurating the fair, Sri Appa Rao, Vice-President, ING Vysya Bank, said the significance of empowering the disabled unemployed was a vital need in society.

Sri GK Mahantesh, Founder-Managing Trustee welcomed the recent trend of companies showing a ready acceptance for offering employment to people with disabilities in all sectors. He suggested that organizations should also explore the possibility of providing reasonable accommodation and work place solutions to such disabled employees. “Technology has also made its mark in providing assistance to the persons with disabilities and it has also substantially removed the barriers that come in the way of their work performance,” he added

A Disability Sensitization session is also being held to bring together all SSLC/Diploma/ Graduates/Engineers/Post-Graduate candidates with disability and the employers from all sectors under a single roof to provide equal employment opportunities, so as meet their livelihoods said Mr. Rapa Philip, Secretary, Cheshire Disability Trust, and

“Persons with disabilities are among the most marginalized section of society, who are deprived of the basic facilities and rights. The barriers put by the environment and the society deprives them from accessing their basic rights of education, livelihood and a life with dignity,” said Sri Basavaraj, The Association of People with Disability.

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