Youths of Linden, Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice) recently took advantage of employment opportunities offered by the Guyana Airways Corporation Inc as the company held a job fair for residents in the mining town.Lindeners filling out application forms during the job fairThe initiative, which was hosted in collaboration with the Linden Enterprise Network (LEN), saw youths being given priority in filling out application forms for various vacant positions at the entity. Guyana Airways Inc Human Resources Director Shevanna Carrero said it was a means of assisting the community’s youths in finding suitable employment.“We’re here to basically extend an application process to the town of Linden, because we know that Linden is a little stifled in terms of employment for young people…So far, we’ve got a good response in terms of the application process,” she noted. She added that overall, the company was seeking to employ over 1000 persons in various capacities.“So far, we have already had 4000 applications processed,” she explained. As the company grows and extends its air service to other countries, Carrero said more employment opportunities would be made available to more Guyanese youths. The company has offered employment opportunities for pilots, flight attendants, air marshals, engineers and clerical staff among others. In spite of controversy whereby the company is currently battling with the Deeds and Commercial Registry to keep its initial name, the company continues to make moves in promoting the airline.Recently, it placed several banners across Georgetown demonstrating the company’s determination that it was here to stay. The company has so far hired 120 Guyanese. Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Dr Colin Abrams recently told Guyana Times that as the company sought to sort out the name of the airline, it was moving ahead with promotional work since this went a long way in telling the Guyanese people that the airline was soon to commence operations here. In August, Guyana Airways had announced that it was hoping to commence operations this month (October) and would see daily flights to a number of Caribbean destinations and eventually the United States of America.However, the company landed in the controversy with Government after its name was struck from the Companies Register since its name was identical to two other companies which operated as flag carriers for Guyana. The company’s CEO has since threatened to take the Government of Guyana to court over the matter.