BAGUIO CITY – Some five hundred forty four job applicants were hired on the spot by various overseas and local employment companies during the one-day jobs and business fair held at the Baguio City National High School (BCNHS) gymnasium last May 1, 2018.
Of the number of job applicants hired on the spot, 497 aspirants were employed by participating local companies while 47 job seekers were provided overseas employment by the different overseas employment agencies.
Based on the data obtained from the city’s Public Employment and Services Office (PESO), there were a total of 3,824 registered job applicants during the whole day jobs and business fair wherein 2,186 applicants tried their luck for local employment while some 1,638 job seekers applied for the various overseas job openings.
The PESO disclosed that there were a total of 2,472 job applicants who were qualified for their applied jobs wherein 1,700 applicants were able to meet the qualifications of local companies and 772 job aspirants qualified for overseas employment based on the standards of the participating overseas employment agencies.
On the other hand, there were a total of 1,928 near hire applicants that were composed of 1,203 applicants for local jobs and 725 aspirants for overseas placements.
Further, there were some 109 applicants that were referred to the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) for further trainings to enhance their skills for their desired local and overseas jobs that were available during the jobs and business fair.
According to the report, there were 76 job applicants who were referred to the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) for business opportunities that will suit their interests while there were some 75 job applicants who were referred to other participating agencies for possible assistance.
The PESO explained that near hire applicants were those who were considered hired by the participating local and overseas employment companies but they need to submit additional or lacking requirements or may need to attend further screening procedures by their prospective employers.
Mayor Mauricio G. Domogan expressed his gratitude to the participating local and overseas employment companies for making available some 18,000 jobs that were applied for by the interested job seekers during the labor Day jobs and business fair.
He also extended his greetings to the job applicants who were hired on the spot and the near hire applicants for having gained employment through the activity that was initiated by the local government, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) and the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI).
Other participating agencies in the jobs and business fair include the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI), Social Security System (SSS), Professional Regulation Commission (PRC), Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA), Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA), Philippine Health Insurance Corporation, Philippine overseas Employment Administration, National Commission on Disability Affairs and other private partners.
By Dexter A. See