Mirny held a job fair with the support of ALROSA. The event had several areas of focus: employment in various companies, training courses exhibition and advice on employment assistance.
There were about 50 companies, including 12 structural subdivisions and 8 subsidiary companies of ALROSA. Industrial enterprises from other regions of Russia took part in the fair for the first time: EuroChem (Moscow), Polyus Krasnoyarsk (Krasnoyarsk), Polyus Stroy (Krasnoyarsk), Polyus Logistika (Krasnoyarsk) and Lenzoloto (Irkutsk region, Bodaibo). Agency for Human Capital Development in the Far East presented vacancies from Ural Ugol’, Far Eastern Shipbuilding and Ship Repair Centre and Mangazeya Zoloto. Representatives of enterprises of Yakutia, who could not attend, also sent their vacancies. Those were Mechel-Mining, Zoloto Seligdara, Yuzhno-Verkhoyansk Mining Company and Kolmar (Neryungri).
Although there was a variety of jobs, industrial ones were leading: a processing equipment installer, a welder, a self-propelled vehicle driver, a bulldozer operator, an instrumentation technician, an equipment maintenance technician, a wireman, drivers, a shaft sinker and a miner. Employers had different requirements depending on the vacancy.
More than 1000 applicants
Applicants were very hopeful and enthusiastic. ALROSA’s HR Management estimated approximately 1,200 people at the event. Together with the job centre, ALROSA tries to invite as many employers as possible at each fair, so that any applicant could find something.
‘There are many ways to find a job: you can place an ad in a newspaper or on the Internet, look through work-related printed publications or websites and contact employers or HR yourself. Unfortunately, these methods have one drawback - there is no preliminary personal contact with the employer,’ says Alexander, a Mirny resident. ‘I think that such events are very important and useful. When I learned that there will be a job fair, I told all my friends. You can’t miss such a good opportunity to find a job. Besides, vacancies are offered by reliable companies, such as ALROSA.’
The job fair is a great opportunity to communicate directly with various organizations representatives in one location, to learn about available or expected vacancies, contract terms, social benefits, the profile of a particular organization, to compare working conditions, wages and more.
‘The probability of finding a job at the fair is quite high, because here people are interested in each other. At the fair held in Mirny in December, ALROSA was represented by 12 structural subdivisions. Subsidiary companies participated, too: Almazdortrans LLC, PTVS, ALROSA-Okhrana, ALROSA-Gaz, ALROSA Air Company, ALROSA Business Centre, ALROSA-Torg and Almazik. Applicants from ALROSA were offered 300 various jobs. We were approached by 617 citizens, received 91 resumes and issued more than 20 preliminary job placements. Also, we worked with large Russian companies this time. We had EuroChem international company and Polyus gold mining company. About 1,200 people attended the fair. I am glad that we were able to interest so many people, and not only Mirny, but settlements residents. This means that such vocational activities have gained the confidence of Mirny inhabitants. The format of the fair allows the applicant to personally communicate with the representative of the employer, present themselves and ask questions,’ says Alina Patsianskaya, head of ALROSA’s personnel management service.
Job fairs are held regularly
ALROSA holds job fairs regularly. This year, the first fair was held in Vilyuysk and Verkhnevilyuysk. In November, a large-scale job fair was held in Aykhal.
‘Such fairs are popular among all segments of the population, both working and prevailing unemployed. Since the beginning of the year, 3,509 people have applied to the job centre of Mirny district, about 1,500 have received the status of unemployed. 700 are involved in active employment promotion programs. Also, citizens participated in the Labour mobility project, in which we employed 6 people,’ says Natalia Mikheeva, incumbent head of Mirny district job centre.
The job fair is convenient in that the applicant can present already existing resume to the employer or fill it out right there.
‘You can also pass a preliminary interview here. We can say that the fair opens up opportunities for job seekers. Our company always participates in job fairs. This time, the ALROSA Capital Construction Division introduced Almazelektromontazh, Almaztekhnomontazh and the Mirny Specialised Mine Construction Trust. We had 98 applicants and accepted 54,’ tells Polina Ulchugacheva, the head of HR of Capital Construction Division.
Not only work, but also training
Schools that train specialists in demand in the industry also attended the fair. Among them are Mirny Polytechnic Institute and Mirny Regional Technical College. They presented their training programs and courses. ALROSA HR Training Centre took an active part in the event. Participants of the fair were given the opportunity to get acquainted with various options for retraining in the HRTC.
‘I received full information on the organizations I wanted to apply to. They provided all the necessary information. I'm happy with today's fair. I would like to note that if you want to get a job you can always do that despite economic crisis. If you can’t find a job in the occupation of your choice, you can retrain. So, the job fair turned out to be very effective. You’re guided and get good advice,’ shares his impression Nikolai, a visitor to the fair.
Interesting sessions were held for the participants of the fair. Thus, ALROSA HR experts and job centre psychologists explained how to make a resume and shared effective self-presentation secrets. Experts told what factors are the most important in the first communication with the employer and how to behave at the interview.
ALROSA employed 1026 people among the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) residents within the framework of the priority Republican Local Personnel in Industry project in 9 months of 2019. The program targeted 300 people.
The employment of young people under 30 years was 431 people (with a plan of 70 people), residents of rural areas – 368 (with a plan of 70 people). The number of employed graduates of vocational education institutions for 9 months amounted to 67 people. 16 young specialists were trained in the structural divisions of the company.