Coming from a humble background, the second eldest among five siblings Muskan (20) currently supports her family financially by tutoring students up to the eighth grade.
Muskan Arya after getting an offer letter from Flipkart
A resident of Agrasen Nagar, Muskan will use her bicycle, which she recently bought from her earnings, to deliver 50 commodities per day to consumers of Flipkart. Around 35 candidates were hired by the e-commerce company on Saturday at ‘Lucknow Kaushal Mahotsava’.
The company is offering Rs 14 per delivery, which could likely fetch Rs 16,800 for 24 working days in a month.
“I need a job to support my family. Once I have a certain amount of savings, I’ll buy a two-wheeler for the ‘delivery service’,” said Muskan who aspires to join the hospitality and tourism industry.
Like Muskan more than 3,500 candidates, including physically challenged job aspirants appeared for job interviews at 112 companies’ booths set up inside Colvin Taluqdars’ College sports ground.
According to the state government, 51,974 vacancies are on offer which includes job profile such as office peon, domestic help, security guard, carpenter, machine operator, technician (automotive manufacturing), customer care executive, nurse, plumber, marketing executive, video editor, delivery associates, tele-caller, assembly executives, gardner, graphic designer, housekeeping, retail sales associates, laundry machine operator, Web developer, mechanic for electronic items, accounts executives, cutting and sewing machine operator, Java full stack developer, and many more others.
Close to 23,991 candidates have registered for the job fest, which will continue till Sunday evening.
Speaking to TOI, Ratnesh Kumar Tiwari (29), a graduate in Mechanical engineering who lost his job during covid said, “I have applied for mechanical related jobs, data science and finance. Something is better than nothing. I’ll take the job even if they are offering me as low as Rs 15,000. I need a job, no parents like an unemployed son who is turning 30 soon”.
Similarly, Ravis Mishra (31) who is working as ground staff for Saudi Airline at Lucknow airport said, “I’m looking to switch over in hospitality, real estate or even in the banking sector, as I can’t continue to work on a low pay scale. State government initiative of job fare is a welcome move, I hope more companies with good packages offer jobs to youth like us.”