Graduates and the jobless visit Karnival Sayangi Selangor for opportunities

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  • Tuesday, 01 Jan 2013

SHAH ALAM: Former hypermarket sales manager Mohana Kishen Krishnan was jobless for two years because of serious knee injuries.

However, he was all smiles when met at the Karnival Sayangi Selangor jobs fair here yesterday.

“I am ready for a job now and hope to find something here,” said the 30-year-old from Semenyih, who could not continue working in his former job as he had to take time off for treatment.

Biomedical engineering graduate Nor Sakinah Khalid, 23, said she came to the job fair when she found out a prominent chemical manufacturing company was taking part.

The Universiti Malaya graduate from Terengganu added: “I am hoping to get a job with that company because I want to remain in Kuala Lumpur and build a career here.”

Universiti Teknologi Mara Malaysia (UiTM) final year Finance student Shalina Abd Nasir, 23, said she wanted to secure a job before finishing her course.

“I have a some time left before I finish and need to know my chances in the market,” she said.

It is learnt that more than 400 people had found employment after visiting the carnival that opened at the i-City resort here on Dec 29.

Labour Department assistant director Siti Mastura Zainal said almost 3,000 people registered with the department at the carnival.

She added that most of those who registered with the department and found jobs at the event were in their 20s and 30s.

“There were many fresh graduates and older people who were between jobs,” said Siti Mastura.

“Most people found employment in the manufacturing sector.

The fair, organised by the Selangor Barisan Nasional, ends today.

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