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Dec 04, 2017

North has 40,000 jobless graduates! Featured

The northern province is having nearly 40,000 unemployed graduates, according to their association.

Around 12,000 are from the Jaffna peninsula, says the association.

Meanwhile, the district secretariat’s ‘Rekiya Piyasa’ received 33,204 applications within the last one month seeking jobs.

These youths have applied for employment during a preliminary gathering of information for the ‘Janatha Nila Mehewara’ programme of the president.

Most of the applicants, who are graduates or GCE ordinary and advanced level qualified, also possess vocational training certificates, say officials of ‘Rekiya Piyasa.’

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