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A Unique Job Fair held in Chennai
The state of Tamil Nadu set a benchmark as well as an example for the other states by organizing a unique job fair for transgenders in the city of Chennai.
This special job fair was organized at a hotel in Egmore under the supervision of the state police and was aimed at providing good employment opportunities to the people of the third gender.
The state police was ordered by the government to collect all the relevant data pertaining to the transgenders in the city such as the educational qualification, preferred job areas, place of work and expected salary. It is important to note here that the collected data would also help the police in collating details about the transgenders and their population in the city.
Given the fact that the educational qualification of majority of the transgenders is quite poor therefore most probably they would get the jobs of office attendant, stenographers and receptionists. In some cases however the candidates also asked for help to start their own business.
Various organizations, NGOs, self-help groups, corporates etc. showed a keen interest in recruiting them. The attendees also received motivational talks by some senior police officers.
Although the majority of the candidates were happy with the efforts of the state in helping them get employment, there were many who felt that the state must first provide them with accommodation as being done in other districts but not so in Chennai.
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