It is estimated that about 500 job seekers attended the event and met with representatives from 35 companies for career consultations and/or walk-in interviews. The types of businesses present at the job fair included hospitality, construction, sales and marketing, beautification, computer and office work, garment, mobile phone services and communications, electrification and mechanical and industrial related work.
Responsible officials from Kayin State Government, official concerned from sponsoring organisations opened the two-day job fair on 7th December 2017. Economic development and the creation of jobs are key priorities for the Kayin State Government, which works with both local and international organisations to achieve these targets. In this context the Kayin State Government organised an Investment Fair in November 2017 to encourage local and foreign investors to invest in Kayin State. At the same time, the Government cooperates with the Ministry of Labour, Ministry of Social Welfare, Ministry of Education and Ministry of Border Affairs and INGOs such as Swisscontact/IOM and ADRA Myanmar to support vocational skills development to facilitate employment for both men and women across Kayin State.