DOLE: 12k hired on the spot in Labor Day job fairs
More than 12,000 people were hired on the spot in the government's job fairs nationwide last May 1, the Department of Labor and Employment said Thursday.
DOLE Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz cited an updated report indicating 12,429 applicants got instant jobs last Tuesday.
"The number of applicants who got hired represented 19 percent of the total 64,916 applicants who have qualified," she said.
But she added the number of those hired on the spot may still go up as some DOLE regional offices have not yet sent in their reports.
In some areas such as Central Luzon, Regions 11 and 12, Caraga and Cordillera, the job fairs were extended to the next day, said DOLE.
Some 95,263 applicants registered for the one-day activity, the DOLE said. It added that of these, 79,093 applicants have been interviewed.
Among the positions that were filled up during the job fairs were marketing officer, sales clerk, welder, promodizer, HR assistant, office staff, welder, IT specialist officer, sales assistant, waiter, IT sales specialist, technicians, warehouse man, computer technicians, HR staff, stockman, visual merchandiser, store supervisor, graphic artist, mechanical engineer, document controller, and store manager.
On the other hand, Baldoz said this year's Labor Day job fairs did not offer jobs for low-skilled workers such as domestic helpers.
Most of those hired on the spot applied in Region 10, with 2,583 bagging jobs last Tuesday.
Region IV-A was the next region with the highest number of people hired on the spot, at
2,033, followed by CAR with 1,532; Region 6 with 1,344; and Metro Manila with 744.
Baldoz reminded jobseekers who were not hired immediately not to worry because all the job vacancies offered are posted online at Phil-JobNet.
“Normally it takes time—several days, or weeks—for a jobseeker to apply and land a job successfully. For a jobseeker to be hired on-the-spot, in just a day or less, and for an employer to get their skilled manpower in the same period, translates to less inconvenience, and therefore, more productive results," she said. –KG, GMA News
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