Parinaam is conducting job fairs, which more or less could be compared to a "mass job placement." The first Job Fair we conducted in Bangalore, in collaboration with Ujjivan, was a huge success. There was an overwhelming response with over 1653 attendees out of which 726 were provided jobs/shortlisted by 20 companies. This is a good opportunity for Ujjivan Customers and their family members to have a chance to interview at different companies and see the options available to them. If you look back to your first job interview you will probably remember the stress and uncertainty that engulfs you. The job fair gives them a safe environment, where they can feel comfortable and encourages them to try anything.
Some of the companies that participated in the Job Fairs: KFC, Lifestyle, Vision Hire, Westside, MORE retail, Shell Petrol Bunk, Shoppers Stop, Coffee Day, Devyani Internationals Limited (Pizza Hut, Costa Coffee), Au Bon Pain Restaurant, Sodexo, ING Life Insurance, Aegis BPO, Top Securities, Zensar, Vodafone, Bajaj Ltd, Dominos Pizza, Tech Mahindra, Hindustan Unilever, Reliance Fresh and Ujjivan.Case Studies 23 year old Vineet becomes an Ujjivan Loan Officer
Vineet is 23 years old and comes from Dharwad, Karnataka. In 1996 Vineet lost his father in an accident, leaving the entire family responsibility (Vineet along with his three siblings) on his mother. To cope with the situation Vineet's mother started a Saree Business by taking financial support from Ujjivan.
Vineet has recently completed his BBA graduation from Karnataka Arts College. His mother being an Ujjivan customer, Vineet was told that Parinaam was organizing a Job Fair in Bangalore on 29th July 2012 together with Ujjivan. Vineet attended the job fair and gave an interview for Ujjivan. After attending several interviews, Vineet was selected for the post as a Loan Officer at Ujjivan's branch in Belgaum.
Vineet says "I am enjoying my role as a Loan Officer. Before joining this company I was not having any serious responsibilities but now I have lots of responsibilities and I will be prompt and truthful to Ujjivan Financial Services. Finally, I thank Ujjivan Financial Services and Parinaam Foundation for helping me out to stand on my own legs. Thanks for giving me an opportunity to showcase my talent and skills by letting me put it into practice."10th standard graduate Vivethra starts working with Ujjivan
Vivethra is 18 years old, comes from Frazer Town in Bangalore and has completed the 10th standard. Vivethra's father is a painter, her mother a housewife, her two elder sisters are working, one as a Sales Executive in a mall and the other one as a receptionist, and her younger sister is studying in the 8th standard.
Vivethra was told by her aunt, an Ujjivan customer, that a Job Fair was being held in Bangalore. The job fair was organized by Parinaam and Ujjivan. Vivethra visited the fair and was selected for a position in customer relations at Ujjivan's local branch in Koramangala, Bangalore.
Vivethra gives a brief account of her experience of her job and the job fair: "This is my first job. I'm so excited. With the earnings I'm continuing my studies in an evening college. I would like to be independent which Ujjivan and Parinaam Foundation gave me a start to be. As I'm young and very new to this job, all my colleagues at the branch are supporting me a lot in my day to day work. It's really a good start of learning experience in my professional life. I thank Ujjivan Financial Services and Parinaam Foundation for providing me with this opportunity."Saritha gets a job as an Auxiliary Nurse Midwife
Saritha Gangadhar is 23 years old and lives in RT Nagar, Bangalore. Saritha is married, her husband is a business man and together they have a baby girl. Saritha's father works as a driver and her mother is a housewife, Saritha is their only child.
Saritha previously worked in a real estate agency. However, having completed a six months training as an auxiliary nurse midwife and having a profound interest in the medical field, Saritha wanted to find a job in healthcare. She got to know by her cousin, an Ujjivan customer, that Ujjivan and Parinaam were organizing a job fair in Bangalore.
Saritha attended the fair and says the following about her experience: "There was a company called India Home Health Care, which was related to medical field. They are working for the patient by providing personalized and professional health care services at their home or workplace across India. I gave my interview and I was selected as an auxiliary nurse midwife and offered a good salary. I had lost my medical profession touch. By this Job Fair I was able to start my medical profession again. I thank Ujjivan and Parinaam Foundation for giving me an opportunity to start my profession in the medical field, in which I am very much interested."