On April 22, association ”Rural Development for Future Georgia”(RDFG) hold in Borjomi a Job Fair preparatory workshop in the hotel “Rixos Borjomi”. The main goal of the meeting was to understand expectations of potential represented employers in Shida Kartli region for the planned Job Fair in May. The workshop was attended by more than twenty large companies human resources office representatives. The event participants discussed international successful practices of organizing the job fair and difficulties of participation. Also, group members selected suitable mechanisms of presenting job seekers and the optimal model for the forum. The employers represented their own views of job seekers effective differentiation principle and shared each other recommendations or moods. It should be noted that not only innovative employment program – “Employment Shuttle” participants, but also the Shida Kartli region’s other job seekers will have the opportunity to participate in the Forum.
Job Fair in Gori is planned in May to improve the effectiveness of the activities planned and to promote employment within the framework of “LIFE Georgia” project. Although many Job Fairs have been organized in the country, often employers active involvement in organizing process is one of the major challenges, which is reflected in the results. It is always important to know employers’ attitudes and expectations to overcome the challenge. Association “RDFG” staff thinks that prior meeting with employers will significantly improve the quality characteristics of the job fair and it will ensure maximum efficiency of the event. The Job Fair will be organized to engage employers and to maximize effectiveness of the forum results on the basis of analysing obtained information about employers’ expectations and moods.
The Job Fair preparatory workshop was held within the framework of the project “LIFE Georgia” – (“Livelihood Initiatives to Foster Employability and Entrepreneurship of IDPs and Host Populations in Georgia”). The overall objective of the project is to contribute to poverty reduction among conflict affected/displaced people and their host communities in Georgia by facilitating their socio-economic integration and inclusive participation in broader economic development processes. The mentioned EU-funded project is being implemented by the consortium of organizations, led by “Action Against Hunger” (ACF) in six municipalities of Shida Kartli and Samegrelo regions of Georgia.