Engineering Their Next Job: Thousands attend Pakistan Job Fair
For thousands of Pakistani engineers, both experienced and fresh from university, the recent Pakistan Engineering Council job fair in Karachi was a chance not only to dream of their next job but also to take action to make it happen. Newspaper articles on the event conveyed this sense of hope, whether it was to work for one of Pakistan’s leading companies, a major multinational or a large regional conglomerate.
With unemployment in the country hovering at just above 5%, the opportunities offered by a job fair such as this one were well understood by attendees who came with resumes in hand and an eagerness to put their skills to work.
The event is just one way that GE is contributing to efforts to reduce youth unemployment, create jobs and build national human capital in the country. This is vital, given that youth unemployment rates in South Asia are expected to rise in coming years and that reports continue to show that countries do better when they support the development of high-quality jobs.
GE welcomed the opportunity to be one of several international and multinational companies to participate in the engineering fair, alongside local Pakistani companies. The GE team briefed the more than 500 visitors to its stand about its various leadership programs through which candidates can join the company, such as the Edison Engineering Development Program, and other ways to apply, such as via GE’s online career portal.