Goa CM says over the next 5 years 2 lakhs jobs will be created
Goa’s Tourism Industry has huge employment potential: CM
PANAJI: Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said that Goa’s Tourism industry has a huge employment potential and that in the next five years, a minimum of 2 lakh jobs would be created in the hospitality industry.
“Tourism industry has a huge employment potential and that in the next five years, a minimum of 2 lakh jobs would be created in the hospitality industry,” said CM Sawant.
Sawant further said that if youths from the state fail to grab job opportunities in the hospitality and tourism sector, then job seekers from other states will grab them.
“There are many opportunities in the coastal belt. In the next five years, more than two lakh jobs will be created in Hospitality and tourism sectors. If we don’t grab these opportunities, then youths from other states will grab them,” Sawant said.
“Government and private industries are capable of providing 100 per cent jobs to youths in the private sector as all cannot get government jobs,” Sawant further said.
He said that there are many openings in Mopa airport, IT sector, hospitality and electronic sector.
“Be it from Assam or other states, youths from these states come here and do white-collar jobs (in the private sector). If we try to take it, then we may also get it. Youths need to grab opportunities in these areas,” Sawant said.
He assured full support from the government to skill the youths.
The CM said his government was making efforts to skill the youth, though some courses had not got a good response.
He also said minimum wages in the state would be reviewed so that labourers get higher remuneration.