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  • Virtual Job Fair to Offer Jobs to LGBTQIA+, Army Veterans, Women and PwD

    Published on September 21, 2023

     Bangalor: Careernet, India’s leading talent solutions provider, announced the 5th edition of its ‘Diversity Career Fair’, a virtual career fair hosted by Careernet Prism. Scheduled for September 23, 2023, from 11:00 AM to 1:30 PM, this event is set to attract more than 1,000 professionals from diverse backgrounds, potentially making it India’s largest Virtual Career Fair catering to a broad and varied audience. The event strives to bring together individuals with over three years of experience from across the country with employers that foster an inclusive and diverse work environment.

    Careernet Prism, an initiative of Careernet, is dedicated to assisting employers in fostering inclusive workplaces that embrace diverse talent. With its focus on the theme “Championing Diversity at India Inc.”, this year’s event provides professionals from all corners of the country with a unique platform to engage with some of India’s top equal-opportunity employers. The virtual career fair strives to promote empowerment and equality by bringing together candidates from various intersecting diversities.

    Partnering employers for this year’s career fair comprise Citi Bank, TESCO, Phillips, and Crisil, actively seeking candidates to fill a variety of positions across technical and non-technical roles. This event is dedicated to fostering equitable access to career opportunities for individuals from various backgrounds, including the LGBTQIA+ community, women, women returning to the workforce, Persons with Disabilities (PwD), and Armed Forces Veterans.

    “In today’s dynamic business landscape, companies that proactively take measures to foster an inclusive workplace and opportunities for a diverse workforce to grow will flourish in the long run. Although we have witnessed positive growth in diversity hiring in recent times, we have yet to ensure the proper integration and sustainable retention of candidates from underrepresented groups and communities. According to Careernet Prism’s recent report, 70% of companies aim to recruit 3-5% of their employee strength from the queer community, but they were able to achieve only 1.5-2% last year. The Career Fair will act as a solid foundation for diverse candidates to engage with workplaces that are committed to empowering individuals with the knowledge, skills, and opportunities needed to excel in their careers, regardless of their background or identity. At Careernet, we are dedicated to holistic development. We are confident that this year’s event will pave the way for greater opportunities for our diverse talent pool” explained Mr Anshuman Das, CEO and Co-founder of Careernet.

    The community partners of the event are NASSCOM Foundation, SignAble, Spectrum of Inclusion, and TALMS.. Representatives from our community partner, SignAble Communications, India’s first on-demand Sign Language interpretation service for the deaf, will be interpreting the event proceedings in Indian Sign Language in real-time to foster inclusion  for deaf and hard of hearing attendants. The interaction at the networking booths will also be signed in ISL by sign language interpreters.

    The job fair also boasts several informative sessions and has something for everyone. The keynote address on the topic, ‘Beyond Just Numbers: Enhancing Cultural Competence at India Inc.’, will be delivered by Ms. Madhu Singhal, the Managing Trustee/Founder of Mitra Jyothi. The event will also witness a panel discussion on “The Future of Work: India Inc. Adapting to a Diverse Workforce”, powered by the NASSCOM Foundation, featuring leading industry experts and thought leaders.

    Up to 100 job openings across various domains will be available to candidates attending the event. Some of the positions that the applicants may explore, but are not limited to, include Research analysts, Managerial positions, Full-stack developers, Brand Marketing Executives, Client Servicing, Software Engineers, Data Scientists, Corporate Communications, Project Management, DevOps, Legal Counsel, Marketing and Consultants among others.


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