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This is for the first time a govt agency is involved in recruiting agriculture workers in India

The recruitment is happening for primarily to South Korea govt owned agri initiatives

ODEPC is coordinating with Korean Chamber of Commerce, India for the recruitment

Thiruvananthapuram, NFAPost: ODEPC (Overseas Development & Employment Promotion Consultants Ltd), the Kerala state government owned recruitment agency, has invited application for recruiting workers to South Korea in the field of farming and related business areas for a basic salary of upto Rs 1 lakh.

As per the ODPEC notification, the basic criteria to apply for the job is 10th standard pass and there is opening for 100 candidates. The agency is recruiting candidates in collaboration with Korean Chamber of Commerce India.

“The recruitment is happening for Korean government owned agriculture initiatives, especially for cultivating onion. The Korean government is implementing mechanised and technology driven farming methods. The candidates should have the capability to adopt to these environment,” said a source from ODPEC

The age limit for applying for the job is between 25 and 40 years. Besides basic proficiency in English language, the applicant also should take two doses of Covishield vaccine. ODPEC is planning to hold seminars at KTDC Mascot Hotel, Thiruvananthapuram and Municipal Town Hall, Ernakulum on 27th and 29th respectively.

The recruitment agency was in the limelight when it recruited over 420 nurses specialising in ICU care to the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Oman and the UK so far, starting from August 2020. Taking into account the massive demand for healthcare workers in a post-Covid-19 environment, the agency has ramped up recruitment in the heath sector.

While the Sharjah ministry is offering Rs 1.8 lakh plus food, accommodation and insurance, besides visa and tickets, medical professionals are offered by the UK recruiters a whopping Rs 2 lakh and Saudi Arabia’s offer starts from Rs 80,000.

The recruitment is happening at a time when the state labourers are facing acute crisis in farming and related business. Also, job requirement in Gulf regions have depleted very dramatically that job loss in blue collar jobs are rising in the state.

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