Youth4Jobs Foundation in collaboration with University of Hyderabad (UoH), organized a first-of-its-kind event in Hyderabad – “Career Expo 2019 for Persons with Disability” on the 15th and 16th of April, 2019 (Monday, Tuesday). The aim was to provide information and access to career options available in various leading organizations under one roof for persons with disability.
Almost 400 candidates with different disabilities viz. locomotor disability, speech and hearing disability, low vision and visually impaired attended the Career Expo 2019. 17 corporate representatives from various sectors like IT, ITeS, Hospitality, Retail, Banking & Finance, BPO, etc., participated in the Career Expo. To name a few – Dell, JPMC, Microsoft, Walmart, etc. were present.
It is well established that the inclusion of persons with disability not only creates diversity but, also makes business sense. This Career Expo was thus an excellent opportunity to meet, interview and assess this job ready talent pool, who add value to the organization by enhancing creativity, productivity, passion and employee retention.
Candidates with disabilities who attended the Career Expo were from various colleges and institutions from across the city, including candidates from within the University of Hyderabad. Graduate as well as Undergraduate Candidates attended and benefitted from the opportunities at this event. Various services like Employability Assessments, Career Guidance and Counselling for job interviews were also provided to the candidates.
16th April Tuesday
10:00am Inauguration of the Conference by
Prof. Appa Rao Podile, Vice Chancellor, University of Hyderabad,
Consular Chief Mr. Eric Alexander, U.S. Consulate in Hyderabad, India
Murali Bollu, President, HYSEA
Meera Shenoy, Founder-CEO, Youth4Jobs Foundation
Venue: Zakir Hussain Auditorium Lecture Hall, University of Hyderabad, Gachibowli, Hyderabad (Enter from Main Gate)
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