Job fairs see thousands of hopefuls, but most return home disappointed
Secure, better-paying jobs are few and far between, and there’s a beeline for them
In small industrial units, well-paid jobs are a mirage
Every time he fails to crack a competitive exam or get hired in a recruitment drive, Akhilesh Meshram steels himself for another fight. He knows his chances of landing a government job are fading fast. “I am 31," he said, “I have at the most a couple of years to keep trying." After that, he may set up a small motor garage or find a small-time job in a private company. “My BA degree means nothing; I can’t compete with others with higher and better education."