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Over 4K vacancies up in job fair today in Region 6: DOLE

The Department of Labor and Employment in Western Visayas is calling on jobseekers to check the 4,478 vacancies available during the virtual job fair, one of the events lined up in celebration of the 123rd Independence Day today.

“We are inviting all jobseekers to join our virtual job fair and webinars. The series of webinars talk of success stories of businessmen and women in Western Visayas,” DOLE Region 6 director, Cyril Ticao, said in a virtual press conference yesterday.

Dubbed “Trabaho, Negosyo at Kabuhayan”, the virtual job fair will be participated in by 31 employers – three from the government offering 1,048 jobs, and 28 from local private firms with 3,430 vacancies.

He added that since it is online, applicants from various parts of the region are invited to apply as participating employees are not just from Iloilo but also from other provinces.

Interested applicants are advised to log in to the job fair platform www.mynimo.com/dole6-jobs.

Upon opening, they can already see the available vacancies, to include jobs for steelworkers, and in the manufacturing and services sectors, and business process outsourcing.

During the job fair, the employers may already conduct on-the-spot interview with applicants.

Meantime, Ticao said the region has posted a higher employment rate this second quarter of the year as per the latest data from the Philippine Statistics Authority.

This year, the employment rate has increased to 92.5 percent in April from the 90.9 percent employment rate in January. The unemployment rate consequently dropped to 7.5 percent during the same period from 9.1 percent in January.

The rise in the employment rate was attributed to the opening of more establishments due to a more relaxed quarantine classification.

“That means we are slowly recuperating from the effects of this pandemic. It is a goal of this government to attain prosperity for its people by creating decent jobs and increasing income through wage employment and entrepreneurship,” Ticao said.*PNA

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