Around 2,000 jobseekers flocked to a shopping mall in Dumaguete City yesterday for a job fair held as part of the local Labor Day observance.
The activity was carried out jointly by the provincial Tripartite Industrial Peace Council, chaired by Gov. Roel Degamo, the Department of Labor and Employment, and the Dumaguete City government unit.
Ma. Socorro Mira, head of the Public Employment Service Office of Dumaguete City, said 29 companies, both for local and overseas employment, participated in the jobs' fair held at the Robinsons Place.
She said the activity was successful, and she thanked the companies for taking part in it as it provided an opportunity for those seeking employment.
Applicants went through a screening process and were assisted by PESO personnel before the actual interview by authorized recruitment personnel of the companies, Mira said.
Seven applicants were hired on the spot, while others were scheduled for follow-up interviews. About 24,000 positions were offered during the jobs fair, she added.
Minor problems encountered included the absence of requirements, like transcript of records and birth certificates. Students hired by the city government and the DOLE, under the Special Program for the Employment of Students, were served as volunteers during the jobs fair.
Mira encouraged jobseekers to visit the PESO on regular days as job hiring continues, depending on the availability of positions. She said that, on the average, 10-12 workers for overseas and eight to 10 for local employment are hired through the PESO.*JFP
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