Thursday, 29 August 2013
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DESIROUS to fulfil its corporate social responsibility, the management of a palm produce company, Okomu Oil Palm Company, on Tuesday launched a job fair programme aimed at creating employment for youths of Udo its host community in Ovia South West local government area of Edo State at various sections of the company.
The Jobs included administrative clerk, security, factory hand, mill hand, carpentry, electrician, bricklaying, fork light operator, construction operator, filter mechanic, lorry mechanic, among others were expected to be filled by over 150 youths of Udo community which the company regard as their host community.
Speaking with journalists, the Managing Director of Okomu Oil, Graham Hefer said: “The essence of this job fair from our company is to see what talent is within Udo. We know the people who might have the necessary qualification that we are looking for might not have the necessary resources to get to us, to tell us what they have. So what we decided to do was to take the job fair to them so that we could find out what the people have in Udo.”
He expressed disappointment at the unwillingness of people to go into labour and said that the Job fair was an on-going programme and if it yields results, it will be extended to other communities in the future.
Speaking on behalf of the community, the Enogie of Udo community, His Royal Highness, Patrick Igbinidu thanked Okomu Oil for bringing jobs to their doorsteps and expressed commitment to the programme aimed at reducing unemployment rate in Nigeria.