Grand response to The Job Fair

October 05, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Technology News
Chennai - The two day job fair organized by, India’s no. 1 job site witnessed an overwhelming response from job seekers and companies from across the country. The fair witnessed over 53,000 thousand candidates, and over 6000 candidates were short listed. Besides hiring for current openings, it also helped recruiters to build their candidate databases for future requirements.

Commenting on the occasion, Mr. Hitesh Oberoi, COO, Info Edge (India) Ltd said, “Chennai, one of the hottest job markets in India, responded very well to the job fair. The first day alone witnessed a footfall of over 28000 people and it was interesting to see that about 30% of jobseekers were experienced, ranging from 2-12 years. Going forward, we plan to make Job Fairs a regular affair and cover various other cities in the country as well.”

The Chennai Job fair was a multi industry job fair, with participating companies from IT-ITeS, Publishing, Finance, Real Estate, Hospitality, Pharma, Shipping, Research, Media, Consumer Durables, Education and many others. There was a continuous flow of professionals at the Job Fair, from freshers to 12 years of experience, interviewed by companies on the spot. An assortment of jobs ranging from Software Engineers, Senior Developers, Web Developers, Operations Support Engineer, QA to Sales, HR, Call Centre, Logistics were on offer, and the recruiters found appropriate talent to suit their requirements.

Commenting on the Job Fair, Mr.Sadguna, AGM, Talent Management Group, HCL Technologies Ltd. said, “We are extremely glad and surprised to see the phenomenal turnout of quality candidates, despite the long weekend and similar events happening in Chennai on the same day. We are thankful to for mobilizing thousands of prospective job seekers for their first ever job fair in Chennai. On the first day itself, we selected 91 candidates.”

“Our business relationship with Naukri had always helped us in identifying and hiring genuine talent. Naukri’s constant and continuous efforts in bringing the right talent to meet organizational needs is a major contribution to the IT industry as a whole. The job fair conducted in Chennai has helped us in identifying good number of candidates for our critical business requirements” said Shantharam.V, Senior Manager, Human Resources, Hexaware Technologies.

Sriram, an IT professional from Chennai said that “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.”

HCL, Fedby, Hexaware were the sponsors for the fair. Other participants were ICS Computing, Lister Technologies, Bosch, Ciber, Allsec Technologies, Zenta, US Technology, Logic CMG, Cybernet Slash Support, LG Soft, Atheros, Cambridge, BA Continuum, Info Edge, EMAS, Dexterity, N-Tier, Cadilla, Dhanus BPO, Sutherland, Fidelity, SPS, Pyramid, Market Tools, DSRC, DLF Hotels, Country Club, Ford, AP Moller – Maersk, Exclusive Search.

The Chennai Job Fair is part of the first phase of job fairs in the country. Prior to this, Naukri had organized Job Fairs in Ahmedabad (on 18th & 19th Aug’07) and Pune (on 1st & 2nd Sep’07) and witnessed an overwhelming response from job seekers as well as companies. Over 17,000 candidates walked in during the two days in Ahmedabad while Pune received over 50000 people at the fair. The participating companies made over 750 spot offers and almost 7000 interviews were scheduled over the next 2-3 weeks. Naukri will hold a job fair in Chandigarh on 6-7 October.

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 1200 people operating through 57 offices in 32 cities in India and overseas offices in Dubai. has recently been revamped and a host of new user friendly features have been added to the site, backed by Web2.0 technologies. For more details log on to and