EDEX teams up with LMRB to conduct job survey for youth at Mid-Year Expo 2014

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EDEX, organisers of Sri Lanka’s largest education exibition and job fair, will team up with LMRB to conduct a survey to understand the time gap between different stages of school to work transition and the factors that obstruct job seekers from finding the right employment in line with their qualifications and aspirations. EDEX Chairman Kamal Abeysinghe mentioned that this will be the first structured approach to finding out the real HR need of employers at a job fair since the common observation among employers is that they don’t find the right candidate for the job on offer. The EDEX Job Fair will strengthen the relationship with employers from various segments of the economy including insurance, healthcare, manufacturing, banking and finance, engineering, diversified conglomerates, printing and publishing. LMRB CEO Himalee Madurasinghe stated that this survey would help to identify the aspirations of job seekers, difficulties they faced or perceived when seeking employment and their constructive suggestions to make this process better. Abeysinghe further stated that they were thankful to LMRB for partnering EDEX to drive this empirical study, which will deliver more insights on the problem of under employment and unemployment in Sri Lanka and help in finding a lasting solution. The EDEX Mid-Year Expo will take place on 30 and 31 August at the Sri Lanka Exhibition and Convention Centre (SLECC).