Thursday, 03 May 2012 11:16
The Department of Labor and Employment IX (DOLE) has revealed that 298 were hired on the spot during DOLE’s Labor Day Job Fair conducted last Tuesday at the Western Mindanao State University Gymnasium.
DOLE Information Officer for Region IX Jazmin Cinco said there were 1,547 who registered and were interviewed, 992 qualified, and 298 were hired on the spot.
The 992 qualified means that the applicants are qualified for the job but for further interview or waiting for further submission of documents.
The job fair was participated hundreds of job seekers and participated by 30 local agencies and 10 overseas agencies in this city, there are 1,000 jobs available for local while 12,000 for overseas.
The top five jobs needed for local and overseas are factory workers, branch managers, area managers, teachers, engineers, domestic helpers, cooks, drivers, service crews, and sales ladies.
The jobsites for the local and overseas are manufacturing and industrial companies, service centers, commercial enterprises, hospitals, state colleges, universities, dress shops, lending, insurance companies, UAE, KSA, Qatar, Bahrain, Singapore, and Malaysia.
These job fair aims to give employment to those jobless in this region so that they can help their families.
In an earlier interview, DOLE IX Regional Director Sisinio B. Cano revealed that the Region has a 96% employment rate while 4% unemployment rate. “Maganda pa rin yung chance of getting employed.”
The reason for this according to Cano is the region is keeping its industrial peace and the region is strike free.
by: R.G. A A. Go
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