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2.3 Million Apply for 368 Office Jobs in Indian State Government

India’s economic growth could overtake China’s this year, but providing enough high quality jobs continues to be a struggle. The latest evidence of the tough job market came this week in the country's most populous state, Uttar Pradesh, where 2.3 million young people applied for 368 low ranking positions in the state government. The position, officially known as a peon, involves mostly carrying files from desk to desk and running errands. It required a fifth grade education and the...

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