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Job Fair for Senior Citizens held RV Institute of Management, B'lore

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An Opportunity to Employers to Recruit Experienced and Cost Effective Work Force.

Nightingale Empowerment Foundation (NEF), a non government organization dedicated to the cause of financial security to non pensioned senior citizens, is organizing a Job Fair for elders on Saturday, 28th September at the R V Institute of Management, 26th main, 4th T Block, Jayanagar, Bangalore, between 10 AM to 4 PM in association with the RV Institute of Management. This event becomes significant as part of the observance of World Elder's Day.

Over 1000 elders are expected to participate. 30 employers with about 400 employment opportunities have confirmed their participation. Senior Citizens who have registered to attend the Fair are in the age group of 60 - 70 years. They are physically fit, experienced and qualified.

With different qualifications, skills and experience they are looking for either part time or full time jobs in areas of administration, supervision, technology, public relations, teaching, accountancy, clerical, insurance, marketing, etc. They could be a good asset to educational institutions, industries, insurance companies NGOs, builders, service organizations and corporate houses. Recruiting these elders has several advantages to the employers. With their vast experience, they are a cost effective force as well.

Job Fair for Senior Citizens

If required, the selected elders will be trained by NEF in computer and soft skills necessary for present day job requirements free of cost.
Nightingales Jobs 60+, an initiate of NEF has helped 412 elders getting suitable placements so far. The feedback from employers who have recruited them is very positive.

In view of the growing demand, this Job Fair is being organized.Elders in need of jobs are encouraged to register or participate in the Fair with two copies of bio-data. Employers who could recruit these elders are also requested to contact us and participate in the fair. This is entirely a free service.

Elders in India are facing several challenges. Financial insecurity is one of the major problems. Only 10.8% of the elderly in India are covered under some form of social security system, getting monthly pension. Most others need to depend on their meagre savings or entirely on their children, for their livelihood. But the encouraging truth is, elders, especially between the age group 60 to 70 years are physically fit, qualified and are prepared to take up jobs for nominal salary.

But unfortunately in our society we have not recognized this social need and created avenues to help such elders to take suitable jobs. This attempt will go a long way in ensuring financial security and life of dignity to needy elders.

Rtn. Nagendra, District Governor of Rotary International District 3190 will inaugurate the Fair.

For registration, contact 080 65608888/ 26706757 or 9243737214 . Email contact: Website:

Source: Mike Shah Dr Radha S. Murthy, Chairman Trustee

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