The ‘Sylhet Job Fair for Persons’ with Disabilities 2018’ was organized by Bangladesh Business & Disability Network and Bangladesh Employers’ Federation in collaboration with the Sylhet Chamber of Commerce and Industry in 18th August 2018 at Amanullah Convention Center, Baluchor, Sylhet.
Mr. Imran Ahmad, Honorable Member of Parliament & Chairman of Standing Committee on the Ministry of posts, Telecommunications and Information Technology, Govt. Republic of Bangladesh was the chief guest at the Programme. Mr. Numeri Zaman, Deputy Commissioner, Sylhet, Mr. Kamran T. Rahman, President, Bangladesh Employers’ Federation, Mr. Salahuddin Kasem Khan, Co-Chair of Executive Committee, National Skills Development Council, was present as Special Guests. Mr. Khandker Shiper Ahmed, President, The Sylhet Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) chaired the Seminar.
Mr. Murteza R. Khan, Co-Chair of BBDN shared the activities of BBDN and exchange views on how to better include people with disabilities in the private sector work force. Mr. Albert Mollah, Disability Consultant, B-SEP Project, presented power point presentation on disability inclusion. From the employer side Fulkoli shared their positive experiences about the successful candidates recruited through pre job matching and also those employees spoke about their wonderful relationship and working experiences which was the great showcasing for the program.
Approximately total of 150 persons with disabilities and 22 employers participated in the job fair. The programme started at 10:00 a.m. and continued till 4:00 p.m. in two phases. In the first phase, a seminar discussing the importance of empowering the persons’ with disabilities was held, while in the second phase, a spot interview opportunity was held where different employers’ and companies set up stalls and interviewed the job seekers for different posts.