Andhra Pradesh, The Hindu, June 25, 2006
Kurnool — District Employment Officer G. Ramesh Reddy has urged unemployed youngsters to register their names with the Overseas Manpower Company Andhra Pradesh Limited to tap the huge employment potential abroad.
Considering importance of Andhra Pradesh in the overseas job market, the State Government floated the company in March this year to facilitate placements overseas.
Besides forecasting and researching the job market, the company proposed to train unemployed persons in the skills required and give orientation in the language and customs of the visiting country.
The agency would guide the aspirants in securing passport and visa. The company established contacts with the overseas partners in the U.S., Malaysia and Gulf countries where the Indian labour force is in demand.
In the first batch, 200 truck drivers were selected for the U.S. and a four-month training for them would begin soon at Vijayawada. The team was likely to fly to the U.S. on seasonal employment visa (H2B) in November.
Indian workers in demand
According to the survey, Indian workers were in demand for security guard posts in the Gulf countries. Considering the requirements of the overseas employers, an orientation programme was conducted for the aspirants in the law, ethics, customs and job environment in the host country.
A full-fledged training centre was established at Mallepally in Hyderabad under the Department of Labour. Candidates aspiring to work overseas could get their names registered with the company. The applications would be forwarded to the company by respective district employment offices.