Grand Response to Job Fair

September 06, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Technology News
job site at Ganesh Kala Krida Manch, Swargate, Pune witnessed an exhilarating response from job seekers and companies from across the country. The fair, which started on 1st September’ 07, witnessed over 45,000 thousand candidates in two days and provided appropriate job solutions to over 30 companies participating at the fair.

Commenting on the occasion, Mr. Hitesh Oberoi, COO, Info Edge (India) Ltd said, “We are extremely delighted to see the overwhelming response to the job fair in Pune. The first hour witnessed a footfall of over 5000 people which is much beyond our expectations. Needless to say, both jobseekers and clients are enthused, and over 4000 interviews are lined up for the coming few weeks. Going forward, we plan to make Job Fairs a regular affair and cover various other cities in the country as well.”

The Job Fairs are aimed at establishing a direct connect and providing a fulfilling platform for job aspirants and recruiting companies, both to fulfill their hiring needs and to build their candidate databases for future requirements. Going ahead will also host Job fairs in Chennai on September 29th and 30th followed by Chandigarh, as part of phase one of this initiative.

Commenting on the Job Fair, V J Sadguna, Associate General Manager- Operations, HCL said, “We are extremely happy with the response to the fair. We saw quality professionals walk in to the fair and we have short listed candidates that have more than 2 years of experience. These candidates will be called for technical interviews in the coming week.”

Sudhanshu Pandit, Senior Manager, Symantec said that “Naukri has an established brand and we are happy to see the fantastic response to the fair. We had over 200 requirements out of which 170 are based out of Pune. We have short listed candidates according to our requirement which includes positions for software developers, technical support developers, and project managers etc. “

Candidates were equally enthusiastic about the fair and very positive about the final outcome. Raja Bansole, an IT professional from Pune said that “I got short listed for three companies and will be going for final interviews in the coming week. I am extremely thankful to The fair is a good opportunity for people who are searching for jobs, as they get to interact with many companies under one roof.”

The companies that had partnered with in this job fair included HCL, Fullerton India, Hutch, Reliance Life Insurance, Metlife, Global Logic, SQL Star, DLF Hotels, Tech Mahindra, The Digital Group, Symantec, WNS, Hexaware, Info Edge, Infospectrum, Hexpress, ETH Limited, Manage-O-Soft, Mena Business Services, Intec, Walchandnagar, Ethos India, Vision HR, Matrix Consultants, Param Creative Solutions, and Reliable Placement Services amongst others.

About, India’s no. 1 job site and the flagship brand of Info Edge revolutionized the concept of recruitment in India. Since its inception in 1997, has seen exponential growth year after year. Formerly an ICICI ventures investee company, it has attracted investments from leading venture capitalists, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and Sherpalo Ventures, apart from an IPO in November 2006. is a recruitment platform and provides services to the corporate world, placement agencies and job seekers in India and overseas. It offers a bouquet of products like Resume Database Access, and Response Management Tools and its services include Job Postings, and Branding solutions on the site. With 80000 job listings live at any point, serviced over 27000 corporate clients in the past year.

The company has over 1000 people operating through 57 offices in 32 cities in India and overseas offices in Dubai. For more information, log on to