More than a thousand hopeful job seekers eyeing to work abroad participated in the recent Overseas Job Fair held at the Capitol Social Hall on June 22.
Out of 1,706 registered applicants, only six of them—three males and three females—were lucky to be hired on the spot by an employer who was himself present and personally interviewed the applicants during the fair. The other firms abroad were represented by several job placement agencies.
The Public Employment Service Office record shows that there were 1,621 applicants (648 are females and 973 are males) who were interviewed. There were 1,820 of them (728 females and 1,092 males) who were considered for final interview by the employer.
Also, there were 1,054 applicants who were subjected for medical examination while 768 were considered for further vacancies. Some 200 applicants came in lacking of necessary documents while another 129 applicants were not qualified for the job they have chosen to apply.
Participating licensed agencies have reached 27. Most of them were manned by their respective representatives who conducted the interviews.
There were also four national government agencies who participated in the affair, including the National Bureau of Investigation, Philippine Health Insurance Corporation, Social Security System, and Philippine Statistics Authority, which have served 240 individuals for their various needs.