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21 hired on the spot in Labor Day job fair in Western Visayas

Twenty-one applicants were hired on the spot in the Labor Day online job fair of the Department of Labor and Employment in Region 6.

The activity, conducted through the collaboration of the DOLE 6 and mynimo.com, was part of the 119th Labor Day jobs and business fairs that generated 6,097 job vacancies and invited 5,224 registrants.

Of the 2,343 registrants who applied, 21 were hired on the spot and are assured of an employment, mostly as encoders, profilers, enumerators, and office workers, DOLE 6 regional director, Cyril Ticao, said in a press release yesterday.

There were also 53 near-hired applicants, who applied as tellers, non-voice agents, customer service representatives, technical support representatives, and accounting assistants. Near-hired applicants are considered hired but have to submit additional requirements, or may need to attend further interviews or tests.

There were 231 applicants for tellers, sugarcane mill workers, customer service representatives, human resource representatives, instructors, human resource staff members, among others, being evaluated.

“We are happy that we have facilitated employment even if there are restrictions to conduct mass gatherings. The online job fair is a manifestation of DOLE’s creativeness, especially during this time of the pandemic,” Ticao said as he acknowledged the employers’ active participation by posting their job vacancies.

Sixty-four applicants, meanwhile, were referred to Tesda for skills training while 67 were referred to the DTI for business opportunity and to the BWSC for livelihood assistance, the press release said.

The DOLE 6 also announced that the Labor Day online job fair will be extended until today, to cater to the many registrants who were not able to apply online on May 1.

“We extended the online job fair to give more time for unemployed individuals in the region to browse and find the right jobs suited to their qualifications. There are more than 6,000 vacancies offered by 35 companies in Western Visayas,” Ticao said.

For inquiries, those interested may call 320-6904 or 0917-3276818, the press release added.*

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